Dan Tobacco Donegal

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


Brand Dan Tobacco
Series Treasures of Ireland
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco Manufacuring (DTM)
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Other / Misc
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 50 grams tin, 250 grams bag
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.75 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 08, 2018 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
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: Four months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 07, 2021 Mild Medium to Strong Mild Pleasant
The 50 gram bag had a 2017 excise stamp, although the tobacco warnings are more recent, after 2018. From this we can conclude that the tobacco had been in the bag for 3-4 years.

The appearance is a shallow, ribbon-like cut. The tobacco is generally an even rye color, with flecks of lighter Virginia. The tobacco didn't dry out over the time in the bag, but there was some tobacco dust in it, once again pointing to the fact that DTM doesn't take the best for its bag.

The flavor is primarily the aromatization, pungent enough to be considered artificial. On the background of the citrus-plum duo, the alcoholic note stands out brightly, the spice in which gives reason to consider it rum. The flavor of honey is also present, smoothing out the harshness of the alcohol a bit. The tobacco's own smells are almost incapable of breaking through the flavoring, but I did manage to catch the hay and wheat bread from the Virginia.

The taste of the tobacco does not match the flavor at all. It has obvious bread and woody notes in the first place, with support in the form of malt flavor and a slight earthiness. The sweetly fruity flavor of Cavendish does not appear until the second third of the pipe. The tobacco is a little harsh, it tends to bite when you take a little longer puffs, and it doesn't get softer as you smoke, though it stopped biting by the end of the pipe. At the same time, it's light enough without the threat of nicotine kick, which encourages you to take a deeper puff. There was a lot of moisture in the tobacco, I began to pour it out of the mouthpiece after the first five puffs, but still forced myself to finish the pipe without using a filter. The tobacco smokes medium-hot, leaving a light fine ash with dark flecks. The aftertaste is fruity and nutty, not pronounced.

The smoke from the tobacco has a mild odor, similar to the smell of fruit liquor. It is light and unobtrusive.

Bottom line: light and fairly impersonal, tastes a little harsh tobacco with a bright smell. Perhaps if I smoked it in a pipe with a P-Lip mouthpiece, it wouldn't bite as much. But the idea that instead of enjoying the taste, you have to control the speed and depth of the puff is disappointing to me.
Pipe Used: Peterson POTY 2013
PurchasedFrom: Online
Age When Smoked: 2018
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