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Danny Kaye was a regular at Kramer's Beverly Hills shop, and they created this blend, a variation of New Mix, especially for this great entertainer. A little Perique and a good deal of Latakia are mixed with a touch of Irish Aromatic tobacco for an enjoyable, all day smoke.

BrandKramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop
Blended ByMarsha Kramer
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringIrish Mist
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2026)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

The buttery sweet Oriental/Turkish spice is just a little more obvious than the smokey, woody, sweet Cyprian latakia. The Virginia is citrusy with a little grass and earth, and forms the foundation of the blend as the major component. The Irish mist is very mildly applied, and works well with the other components instead of competing with them. A little low on the nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. Has a consistent flavor to the finish. Burns clean and cool at a reasonable pace, and leaves little moisture in the bowl. Requires very few relights. Has a nice after taste. An all day smoke.

9 people found this review helpful.

thedstnguishdgntlmn Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thedstnguishdgntlmn (360)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

I had the pleasure of sampling this while in California and the once again at the Chicago Pipe Show.The best way to describe this blend is very Peretti-esque.An extremely old timey English blend. The Irish aroma is what I would call a lot lke the Belmont Mixture by Peretti. Not sweet but aromatic. The Latakia is noticeable and the oriental/Virgina components add a smoky/bready taste. The room not is pleasant while smoking but turns a tad rank afterwaards. No Bite and absolutlely lovely. Well worth a shot for those who remember Wilke & Barclay-Rex.

4 people found this review helpful.

buroak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
buroak (16)
★★★☆
Very Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

With Kramer's Blend for Cary Grant having already overcome my reservations about the Irish Aromatic component, I decided to also give Blend for Danny Kaye a try. I expected the blends to be more similar than they actually are. Mr. Kaye's blend is more Oriental-forward. Oddly, though, I feel that the grassy Virginia leaf stands out more at times than in Blend for Cary Grant. The Latakia and Irish Aromatic are, to my taste, somewhat less prominent relative to Blend for Cary Grant. The tin label says there is "[a] little Perique" here, and it must be only a little. I was never sure I could pick it up in the flavor.

In terms of nicotine, this blend is very mild in strength. The taste is medium on account of the heftier Oriental punch. The blend burns well but requires some relights and leaves some dampness in the heel.

Like Blend for Cary Grant, this will not be a routine smoke for me. I do recommend it, though. I plan to buy some in bulk to keep around as an occasional smoke.

1 person found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (683)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The first review by thedstnguishdgntimn hits the nail on the head with his observation that this is very similar to English blends made by another famous old pipe shop, Peretti's of Boston. It has the look and feel of a Peretti blend. Danny Kaye is an “old school” American English that is balanced with just the right amount of Latakia for my taste. It also has an underlying sweetness that serves as a nice addition to the blend, but it isn't an aromatic. Each component tobacco plays well off of the other, without any particular tobacco dominating. The rough cut is easy to pack and it's clean burning. I enjoy it well dried as it seems to bring out the best in the blend. Danny Kaye isn't the best English blend I have ever had, but I would have no reservation in recommending it. Three and a half well deserved stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1422)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop - Blend for Danny Kaye.

The blend is coarse, it includes an equal amount of each constituent, has a good amount of moisture, and sadly a good amount of twigs, also. The aroma is easily one of an aromatic.

The smoke: I like the quantity of topping in B.F.D.K., it only gives a mild embellishment, rather than a smack in the face of falseness. Neither does the Latakia domineer the flavour with acrid smokiness, but more of a rich woodiness. The sour Orientals take charge, and as a bowl progresses seem to become more sour. The burn's good, even if it's a little fast, and I only get a smidgen of tongue bite.

The room-note: nice. The nicotine: medium.

This is a nice smoke, falling just shy of four stars.

Recommended.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

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natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (153)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Second blend I tried from Kramers after Father Dempsey. I liked this better. It has a noticeable latikia taste with some natural sweetness. The added Irish Mist topping nails it. A great semi-sweet English blend.

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