The blend is pressed and matured before it is spun and cut into coins.
Taste: First of all there is a bit of difference flavour-wise if you rub out the coins or fold and stuff them.
Smell from the tin: Newly opened there comes a fresh, bright smell from the tin.
A kind of fruity (my guess would be plum), peppery (hello perique) smell which mingles elegantly with the hay-like scent from the Virginias. I also noticed a slight odour which reminded me of a typical Dutch menthol liquorice sweet when I just pulled the lid off for the first time.
Gallaher claimed that the costs of making it for a smaller and declining market were too high.
Behind the scenes Danish company A&C Petersen was negotiating for the trademark, original equipment (! At first they re-introduced it to Denmark only with Danish language tins.