Dan Tobacco Liberty

A mixture of choice, golden-brown Virginia varietals and each a small portion of Kentucky and dark fired Virginia. The addition of a flavored ready rubbed Virginia flake give its a pleasing aroma. The smooth spice comes from a little whiff of latakia, whose smokiness is always tamed in the back. The cut is rather short, so it offers a slow burn and cool smoke with aromatic-spicy flavors and a wonderful bouquet.
Notes: This blend commemorates the crossing of the Delaware River by George Washington and his troops on that cold December day. It was a brave testimonial to their strong desire for liberty. Naturally bright and sweet Virginia grade tobaccos provide for a wonderful medium bodied smoke.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Series American History Mixtures
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Kentucky, Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 02, 2007 Mild Strong Medium Pleasant
This is probably one of the most controversial tobaccos available. It is true that the tobacco has a very strong perfumey scent. The first time I smoked it I thought it was awful, being overwhelmed by the strong perfume taste. Being too cheap to just throw it out I tossed it in the back of a closet, fearing it would kill my plants if I used it as garden mulch.

After several months I found it again, and noticed it had dried out and calmed down considerably, to the point of being tolerably smokable. Gradually I came to find it pleasant, and eventually ended up liking it enough to smoke through the entire tin. I would liken it somewhat to smoking an incense stick, or at least tobacco laced with incense. But it does hit the spot when you are in a mood for something different. It is otherwise rather mild and generally interesting. So don't be afraid to try this stuff, and give it a chance if you do. It is probably unlike any other tobacco you've tried. With that caveat, I do recommend it.

One final note, do dedicate a corn cob or other cheap pipe to this, since I doubt you would ever get the flavor out of any pipe you put this in.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 14, 2018 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant
This is what I would refer to as a semi aromatic. I bought it because the other reviewers had said it was heavily flavored, cased etc. Well, it isn't at all. The top note is barely what I would term mild. It is flavored with kirschwasser and is very similar to Celtic Talisman from Samuel Gawith. However this blend lacks the additional vanilla, and is a much darker tobacco. I personally prefer Celtic Talisman as it is a predominately golden cavendish, and has a much stronger topping of Kirschwasser, whereas this blend may punch your ticket if the Gawith blend was over the top for you, and had too much of a cavendish taste.

My only complaint with Liberty, is that it burns too hot and bites in my wide bowl pipes, so use a thinner chambered one.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 28, 2008 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant
Upon opening the tin of Liberty I detected a very discernible "perfuming" of the tobacco. The scent increased in presence subsequent to lighting. I was expecting the worst at this point - tongue scorching and aromatic gases without tobacco flavor. However it turns out that I was pleasantly surprised. Liberty is very good. This tobacco possesses a very nice toasty and round flavor, is very smooth and has just the right level of bright sweetness. It burns even and cool emitting a smooth feeling but generally mild smoke. As I contentedly puffed away I tried to place where I had previously experienced the "perfume" that distinguishes this blend. Then it came to me; Once while in Haifa, Israel I had purchased some snuff from a small shop next to an outdoor cafe where men played chess and drank coffee. That snuff packaged in an embossed, flat, red plastic container had the same perfumed aroma. You will not notice any Latakia, Perique, Cavendish or any other strong traditional flavors in Liberty, it's just a nice smooth Virginia blend with that unique"perfume". Even as one who dislikes aromatics I find Liberty to be a very nice change of pace. Even a treat. Recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 26, 2007 Mild to Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant
Not exactly what I had in mind when I popped the tin, I still enjoy this occasionally and think it's a fine blend.

The tobacco packs easily, stays lit well, has a nice aroma (I'm thinking maple syrup) in the tin and room and burns well. I've been taking occasional bowls from the same tin for the last few years and don't notice much difference from when the tin was first opened.

Others here talk about latakia. I never taste it in this blend, so it must be used sparingly as just a spice note. I normally taste very high quality Virginias and whatever the added casing is. The casing (or possibly the latakia?) has an almost perique note to it also. It's not strong but you can feel a slight bite and get that taste on your tongue through the bowl.

Not an everyday smoke but still a good one.
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