Must be 18: Copenhagen Southern Blend was made available to retailers from U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. distributors on May 21, 2012. It is marketed as having “mellow natural taste with long lasting flavor.”
Copenhagen suggests retailers sell Southern Blend at the same price they sell other Copenhagen long cut varieties. But they also respect a retailer’s decision to price it however they choose.
Early reviews have described its smell and taste as being remarkably similar to Red Seal but slightly sweeter; a bit like tea. Red Seal is a discount brand also made by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Southern Blend, however, is composed of noticeably higher quality tobacco. It is also said to have some flavor characteristics similar to Copenhagen Black.