History of Copenhagen tobacco
A Canadian Can of Copenhagen Long Cut.
Copenhagen is a brand of smokeless tobacco made by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. It is available in pouches, and different cuts of tobacco, including Fine Cut, Long Cut, and Extra Long Cut. Copenhagen . Copenhagen Original Snuff, Long Cut, and Pouches come in a 1.2 oz fiberboard can with a metal lid, all other varieties are packaged inside a plastic can with a metal lid, or if it is offered as tax-exempt for use outside the US, it is packaged in an all plastic can with no metal or cardboard. Copenhagen dipping tobacco deliveres varying contents of nicotine, depending on the cut.
VarietiesThree Copenhagen cans; Straight, Wintergreen and Southern Blend.
A can of Copenhagen Long Cut Mint moist snuff.
- Copenhagen Original Snuff (Fine Cut): Introduced in 1822.
- Copenhagen Original Long Cut: Introduced in 1997.
- Copenhagen Original Pouches: Introduced in 2001.
- Copenhagen Mid Cut Black: Tested in 6 states beginning in July 2010 and released nationally in April 2011. Replaced by Long Cut Black.
- Cope Long Cut Whiskey Blend: Released September 17, 2007.
- Cope Long Cut Smooth Hickory: Released September 17, 2007.
- Cope Long Cut Straight: Released September 17, 2007.
- Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen: Introduced in November 2009.
- Copenhagen Extra Long Cut Natural: Introduced in 2010.
- Copenhagen Long Cut Straight: Released in 2010.
- Copenhagen Long Cut Black
- Copenhagen Wintergreen Pouches
- Copenhagen Long Cut Southern Blend
- Copenhagen Long Cut Mint: Released in March 2016.
- Copnhagen Mint Pouches
- Copenhagen Snus Mint Pouches
- Copenhagen Snus Wintergreen Pouches
- Copenhagen Snus Natural Pouches
Differences between types
In 2006, Copenhagen's marketing team introduced "Cope" as a side brand within the existing brand of Copenhagen. While two of the flavors introduced with this side brand are unique, Long Cut Straight, is already offered under the main Copenhagen branding. "Cope" is marketed as being a premium tobacco, with a higher price point to match its increase in the quality of the tobacco.
HistoryA can of Cope Whiskey Blend and Cope Smooth Hickory.
- 1822: George Weyman began producing Copenhagen Snuff in Pittsburgh, PA.
- 1922: After a series of acquisitions and breakups, the company is renamed United States Tobacco Company.
- 1934: United States Tobacco Company introduces Skoal Wintergreen—the first of its kind for the company.
- 1968: Copenhagen introduces Copenhagen Snuff in a can.
- 1983: Skoal Bandits introduced, breaking ground for Copenhagen to have its own brand of pouches.
- 1984: Skoal Long Cut introduced, again a first for UST.
- 1997: Copenhagen Long Cut introduced.
- 2001: Copenhagen Pouches (original flavor) introduced.
- 2002: Copenhagen Mid Cut Black (Bourbon Flavored) introduced.
- 2011: Copenhagen Wintergreen Pouches introduced.
- 2012: Copenhagen Southern Blend introduced.
- 2013: Copenhagen Mint Long Cut and Mint Snus are introduced in test markets.
- 2016: Copenhagen Mint Long Cut introduced nationwide, though slow to reach some locations due to lack of production.