Dan Tobacco Bill Bailey's Birthday Blend

Bill Bailey’s Birthday Blend uses top notch Virginia and fine black cavendish and is finished with a top note of Blue Curaçao, which is a liqueur featuring an intriguing bittersweet orange flavor. This is a truly unique experience.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Orange
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany


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

Average Rating

2.67 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 18, 2014 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Tin Note: The tin once popped open, quickly releases the smell of orange creme-cycle it was exactly what you expect it to smell like.

Initial Light: It took me two false lights to get this blend burning and it seemed to struggle a bit at first.Once it was lit however i began to taste this orange tangy flavor and for a few minutes i was enjoying it. Most of the flavor was from before the tobacco was lit however, before i even touched flame to it i can taste Orange liquor while drawing in unlit. This is a heavily cased tobacco.

Mid-Smoke: Throughout the entire mid-bowl i was experiencing the same chemical taste OTC's such as Captain Black are known for and it was also accompanied by a little bite. It was a Mild smoke at times but the bite and burn kept coming and going making it a frustrating smoke.

Bottom of the Bowl: My pipe was getting really hot just past the beginning of the bottom. I had to empty out the burning tobacco and allow it to cool. Upon relight I felt as though I was starting this smoke all over again except this time i knew what to expect. Until i got a nice swivel of juice that honestly tasted like orange liquor filled with cigarette buts.

Room Note: Neighbor popped up over the fence to wish me a happy birthday and complimented the smell saying it smelt of tangerines and fruit, so at least those around you will like the smell of this blend providing your willing to sacrifice your tongue and briar to please them.

Dottle: Gooey ash remained in the bottom of my pipe but more goop then ash.

Smoking Duration: This smoke was about 1 hour.

Overall: Sadly i did not enjoy this blend its more of a people please-er than a tobacco for one to enjoy. It smells great in the tin and once you light it, but it burns both your pipe and your mouth. It does have the decency to try and put out the flames by shooting juice down the stem, but i doubt you would appreciate that anymore than the later.


1) 1-2 DAYS Dry time, 2) Try it before you buy it.
Pipe Used: Caminetto Dublin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 09, 2003 Very Mild Mild Very Mild Pleasant
I am a smoker seeking for pleasant aroma in tobacco. Recently I found this in a catalogue published by a Japanese pipe-maker, and tried. The catalogue says that this one have aroma and flavour of blue curaçoa, which stimulated my curiosity. On opening the tin, you will feel very pleasant aroma of blue curaçoa, which is not overwhelming. The component is premium bright colored Virginia cut in a little broad ribbon as a body and a little amount of Black Cavendish. I think it contains no Burley,or if it contains, the amount is extremely a little. I wonder what element flaboured with blue curaçoa. On lightihg the tobacco, you feel slightly sweet aroma of blue curaçoa and sweetness of virginia. I have never experienced such a type of flavour and aroma. To my happiness, it smokes very smooth and pleasant, and without no bit. But one regretable point is that the aroma is so slight that it fades out after half of a bowl. I wish if it endured to the last. And one more difficulty , my first tin is not capable of reserving the freshness and aroma. When the leaves became so dry, it smoked so hot. In such condition, the aroma is damaged. I think it is better to reserve it in a jar with humidifier. In conclusion, if you are lookng for unexperienced aroma in tobacco, this is worth trying. I suspect that it's price is in middle-high range because of it's high quarity Virginia.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 20, 2015 Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant
The Virginia was good and the added orange flavoring in the Black Cavendish even worked for me. And, if you like your orange juice with no pulp there was plenty of it in Bailey's Birthday Blend.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 25, 2015 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
I thought this blend was quite good. It had a really nice room note, and the flavors came through rather nicely. The smell was that of a heavy aromatic, with a good mild tobacco aroma under it. This is worth trying if you want something a little different.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 18, 2018 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Dan Tobacco - Bill Bailey's Birthday Blend.

I started smoking this today before reading the constituents. Good job, because had I have read it contained orange liqueur I would have given it a biased result; I'm not a fan of orange in tobacco.

Virginia accounts for more of the blend than black Cavendish. The ribbons are quite coarsely cut and the aroma is one of sharp, bitter, orange liqueur. The moisture's good, being ready to smoke imminently; well, that's my tin!

B.B.B.B. ignites without a hitch, generating quite a unique smoke. The tobaccos aren't what makes it inimitable, they form a simple, Virginia heavy, VaCav flavour. It's the Blue Curacao which gives it a unique character. Slightly sour, sharp, very zesty, alcoholic, oranges. The liqueur has a scintilla of sweetness, but this is surpassed by the fervent, alcoholic, orange, side. On the low side it can burn a little quick; not 'fast', but a bowl requires a more tentative technique for a longer smoke. I don't get any bite.

Nicotine: just above mild. Room-note: quite nice.

Bill Bailey's Birthday Blend? I couldn't smoke it regularly, but for the individuality of the flavour I feel happy with three stars:

Pipe Used: Meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: 9 months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 04, 2019 Mild Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
So, who is this grey mutton chop guy wanting to serve me cake and get my drunk on orange Curacao? There just may be cake inside, since the open tin has a fruity sugary smell that is reminiscent of their Blue Note vanilla. What I assume to be the Curacao topping tends to cover the initial sweetness with a light bitterness.

The ribbon cut has a nice sturdiness to it, making for a well stacked campfire that quickly lights and stays aglow. The first huff or two delivers the cake sugar, but much like the tin aroma, the alcohol topping quickly smothers the sweetness with a murky quality that does nothing for the experience. Don't get me wrong, it is an easy smoke from quality tobacco, but as an Aromatic I'm left guessing.

I was told the room note was a caramel glazed fire pit, so nothing makes sense here. Maybe we are all drunk on triple sec.
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