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Sweet Virginia and burley leafs with mellow, fermented black cavendish, pressed with a dulcet casing. A exceptional mellow and aromatic ready rubbed blend.

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco Manufacuring (DTM)
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Other / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (318)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The third blend I got to smoke from the Treasures of Ireland Series. A great series by DTM, Killarney and Limerick are great. Donegal is a bit different, as it's aromatized.

The tins are beautiful and classy... small in diameter (approx. 2/3 of the usual tin size) and are of sturdy, thick metal Donegal's design is neat and intriguing to me. Inside there's the typical cover-sheet with the compass on it. Ready rubbed tobaccos of mostly brown color, with some black and bright parts inbetween.

Tin note is different than I expected it to be. Clearly aromatized and certainly not only cased, as they claim, the flavoring reminds me a lot of Vauens TAB150. Honey, fresh and juicy fruits, something alcohol-ish, maybe wine more so a fruity liquor or Brandy. Not really too much tobacco aroma to detect here. Comes perfectly conditioned tho, not wet at all it's crispy and ready to smoke right away from the cracked tin. A good sign for me, that this tobacco isn't overly sauced.

In the pipe the flavoring is very apparent, but not obtrusive. Though I tend to call this an aromatic blend, more than a "Semi-Aromatic" one. The flavoring dominates with its frehs fruitiness, underlying honey-ish sweetness and a touch of fruity-liquor to it. The Burleys make their presence more known than the Virginias, lending the blend a nutty, slightly earthy and decently spicy backbone. The Virginias sport a minor citrusy aroma and maybe a whiff of grass and hay. Has a slight toasty-dimension to it, whilst having a creamy mouthfeel.

Quite palatable, fans of aromatic tobaccos will love this, of that I'm sure. For me as a smoker that prefers unflavore tobaccos, this a bit too much flavored - yet it isn't drowned in flavoring! The flavoring is skillfully applied, to leave some room for the tobaccos, without being too sweet or goopy. Still this is more for the "Aromatic-Guys" imho, even tho it's a neat little treat for times I get a sweet tooth.

Not bad at all! 3/4 stars, might even be 4 star worty for some aromatic lovers, as it's a high-quality aromatic tobacco.

Pipe Used: Clay Pipe

Similar Blends: Very similar to, Vauen - TAB 150 Jubiläum (Jubilee).

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28806)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

I had purchased this tobacco without being able to gather much information. Knowing it would be a shot in the dark, I only acquired 4 tins. The tobacco is a combination of Ribbon cut Virginias, Burleys and some Black Cavendish. There is a bit of flake cut throughout. The tin aroma is definitively vanilla and something fruity. It's very nice and soft, mild to the nose and not chemical in nature. The tobacco was low in moisture and ready to smoke right upon opening. The result is a mild in nicotine and pleasant smoking experience that leaves the bowl dry and makes me want some more. Donegal's casing does sublimate the tobacco taste but it's so delightful that it's worth trying it. As my shot in the dark turned to be a Bull's Eye, I will buy again if I can acquire some.

Pipe Used: Various Savinelli and Peterson

Age When Smoked: 1 Y 9 M

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1947)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Dan Tobacco - Donegal (Treasures of Ireland).

Quite a coarse ribbon, my tin contains a few identifiable pieces of broken flake. There's a higher proportion of Cavendish and Virginia compared to black Cavendish and the aroma from the tin is fruity and sharp. My moisture looked good to go straight away.

Donegal lights easily, and gives quite an unusual smoke. The toppings beat the tobaccos to the finish line, but aren't my sort of 'thing'; fruity, sharp, slightly sweet. As anticipated from the appearance, black Cavendish generates the least flavour, the VaCav side gives far more. It burns nicely, but creates rancour to my palate with bite.

Nicotine: medium at a push. Room-note: nice.

Dan Tobacco Donegal? Not one for me, albeit better than one star. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Mastro Geppetto

Age When Smoked: Four months

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