Dan Tobacco Midnight Ride

Paul Revere's famous midnight ride is commemorated in this luxurious blend. Virginia grades from three of the finest growing regions are combined with Oriental tobacco, Cyprian latakia, and a touch of perique. A relaxing, cool, and medium bodied smoke perfect for quiet, reflective moments.
Notes: As with most of the "American Heritage" blends by CAO, this one has been discontinued by CAO but is still being offered by original blenders Dan Tobacco (DTM). Trivia: The date of the ride was April 18th, 1775, and is celebrated by many Americans. A key feature of Revere's ride had to do with the lantern signal given at at Old North Church announcing the enemy's arrival; “One if by land; two if by sea.” The church deacons hung two, and off rode Revere to apprise the other Sons OF Liberty.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Series American History Mixtures
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.45 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 05, 2018 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable
Most of the tobaccos I’ve tried since joining TR have been chosen from the highest rated blends on the board. Why not, right? And this approach has certainly worked out for me… by and large. At the same time, spoiled camp follower that I am, I get disappointed when I can’t get a touted blend to work for me. Such is the case with Dan’s Midnight Ride. Sorry to be the lone dissenter, but I was put off the instant I opened the tin and was met with the scent of Liquid Smoke, which seems to be more popular now than ever, and is here used, apparently, in lieu of actual Latakia, which is present but barely so in the tin. The tobacco that is present is cut into long, thin, wide ribbons ranging from gold, to toast, to black. The tobacco scents are melded into mildly spicy silage under the Liquid Smoke and mostly subsumed by this chemical, at least until the LS scent fades some, over time, after the tin is opened. Moisture appears to be optimal, but there is enough propylene glycol added to impede combustion, and it also joins the Liquid Smoke in oiling my mouth before I get very far down the bowl. The dominant VAs are wet hay-ish, and the vegetal Orientals are muddled with the VAs and what little Perique there might be, and all of it is shaded and confused by the Liquid Smoke. For me, MR is neither balanced nor complex, nor is there "interplay" between the varietals, but I find it fairly insipid and muddled. Strength is mild. Tastes are more mild than medium. Room note is fairly innocuous. Aftertaste starts with burnt Liquid Smoke and trails off “VA sweet”, mostly from the propylene glycol.

Here’s a blend I really wanted to like, but it just frustrates and confuses me. While I can’t really say it’s bad, it’s not good, either, and I simply can’t recommend it, especially in view of all the great, available blends that use the “same” tobaccos, eg., Chelsea Morning, on and on, another case of the “competition” blowing a so-so blend off the Board. One sad star.
Pipe Used: various Briars
PurchasedFrom: Liberty Tobacco
Age When Smoked: from tin, to 1 mo.
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