Paul Olsen Dannebrog

Dannebrog-A typical Danish mixture A traditional blend of Virginias with a touch of black cavendish, Oriental, and a splash of rum.


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
Blended By  
Manufactured By My Own Blend
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Black Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Mixture
Packaging 100g Tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 20, 2016 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
Paul Olsen - Dannebrog.

I'd got it in my head this was an aromatic; I'd knew it had rum in it and just assumed. I'd paid no attention to what cut it was either. In all fairness, I hadn't really researched this at all!

The blend appears to be made up of mostly chunky ribbons, with one or two broken flake's. As is the norm' with P.O. blends, the moisture's more than acceptable. I only get a very slight rummy addition from the tin, it must have been added very sparsely.

I lit a pipe full, and at first, I got no rum whatsoever. It took around ten minutes for any rum to come through, and when I did get some it was very light, and after awhile it was still only just above mild.

Forget the rum, the tobacco tastes are superb: I get a citrus/grass tone from the virginia's, with a sort of extra sweetness too; this may, in some way, emanate from the rum topping. Or of course, the sweet Black Cavendish, but the mix didn't appear to contain a lot of B.C. when I opened the tin. The Oriental/Turkish give the smoke some depth, but they also seem to dry it out a touch; this works nicely as it prevents any gloopiness that could come from the Black Cav', or the topping.

The nicotine's quite strong, yet not too much so: medium to strong, a pleasant strength for the morning.

This is a good smoke, it's way above my expectations; I had none through being idle and not reading the description properly! I think this is worth three, it misses four by a whisker.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef Rep'
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: Four months
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