Dan Tobacco Gold of Mysore

Bright golden Virginia tobaccos from the Mysore region in Southern India with their high natural sugar contents provide best pre-conditions for the creation of a harmoniously rich aromatic pipe tobacco. By considerately gentle pressing the leaf tobacco, its typical and highly esteemed Virginia sweet flavour can blossom to its optimum. A trace of mellow Vanilla was added only to refine and underline the tobacco's own precious taste. A deliciously smooth smoking pleasure.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Michael Apitz
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Vanilla
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.40 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 28, 2014 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
After being pleasantly surprised by Hamborger Veermaster, another Dan Tobacco blend, not long ago, I thought it was perhaps time to excavate the tin of Gold of Mysore from the cellar.

Gold of Mysore comes in one of those 100g tins that I like (same as Reiner Long Golden Flake, for instance) that in my experience keeps the tobacco in shape for a considerably longer time than the standard screw-top variety. That is a big plus for me as they are good to keep around for other blends once they are empty.

Inside the tin the tobacco itself consists of broken flakes. Alot of it seems rubbed out almost to the consistency of ribbons, either way, it's pretty much the same as I would've rubbed it out myself. Colour ranges in shades of brown, mostly darker, with small crystals present. Humidity level is quite dry and seem optimal for packing right away.

The tin note is very nice - dark and figgy/stoved fruitiness with a chocolate note. Some hay, honey and vanilla notes in there also.

The pre-light draw is intensively sweet on the tongue, but after the lighting gets going I find that this blend really isn't as sweet as I thought it would be. Hints of dark chocolate that reminds me of burley strike me as the most obvious, that figgy element also makes itself known again. Quite unexpected, but rather tasty. The vanilla is modestly applied and does indeed seem to only accentuate the sweetness already there. The burleyish presence stays throughout - at first I thought that maybe the pipe was haunted (it is an estate, after all), because I can't recall smoking anything with any burley in it, but subsequent bowls in other pipes reveals the same trait to lesser and higher extents. Maybe it has something to do with the mysore variety of VA? Anyway, it doesn't have quite the same dry and "toasty" mouthfeel that I associate with burley. Whatever it is, it's much more restrained and does add a bit of an unusual character to the blend.

Overall, I find this to be a rather pleasant semi-aromatic tobacco that is easy burning and easilly manageable. It does have a tendency to sting the tongue a little if you find yourself treating it too casually, but then again, that can be said about alot of other VA's. All in all I find it to be consistent in taste, rather easygoing and pleasant both in taste and aroma. Perhaps not the most profound smoke I've ever had, but there are some subtle earthy notes here and there that I didn't expect to find.

I don't find it to be particularly strong as far as nicotine goes. Not really a lightweight, but I find myself wishing there was a bit more power to the punch after a bowl, but other than that, this is pretty good stuff.
Pipe Used: GBD Prehistoric Pot, Peterson 408.
PurchasedFrom: danpipe.de
Age When Smoked: 4 years.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 26, 2006 Medium to Strong Medium Full Pleasant
This rubbed Virginia flake bears a family resemblance to Dan's Sweet Vanilla Honeydew as a natural Virginia aromatic. The vanilla is less prominent than in SVH while the inherent sweetness of the Virginia tobacco is emphasized. By the manufacturer's description this sweetness comes naturally from the Mysore Virginia rather than being applied. If so, this golden light Indian Virginia has the highest of natural sugar content and subtantial strength.

Gold of Mysore is a richly flavorful tobacco in the Danish-German tradition of cased Virginia flakes, is pleasantly aromatic, but imparts very little tongue bite despite all of the sugar. The aromatic quality tends to fade slightly in the last third of the bowl but the strength is maintained.

I bought a 100 gm tin on a recent trip to Europe and as this is a fairly new blend from Dan, it may not yet be available in the USA. If you come across it and you like Virginias in the Danish tradition, try it. It's sweet, it's strong, and it's good.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 20, 2022 Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
The gold Virginias provide a wealth of tart and tangy citrus, sugar, grass, hay, bread, mild floralness, sour lemon, vegetation, honey, some spice, acidity along with rather light darker fruit, earth, wood, and nutty notes. The honey dew and vanilla toppings tone down the tobaccos to a medium extent. The strength and nic-hit are medium. The taste is a couple of steps past that mark. May possibly bite a fast puffer. Has the potential to get harsh and I recommend a slow smoking cadence. Sports a little roughness. Burns a tad warm with a very consistent sugary, fruity, mildly bitter, acidic sourness that extends to the long, lingering after taste. The room note is pleasant to tolerable. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not an all day smoke even if you can navigate the drawbacks. Two stars for the flavor reduced to one because of its inherent problems.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 24, 2008 Strong Mild to Medium Full Pleasant
Natural sweet, tast sweet smells sweet, cool smoke, nice burn. but the strenght is strong, better watch out.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 01, 2012 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
Can't understand the reviews above!! There little strenght and much tongue bite in a baccy that is flavouerd a lot. When it would not bite i would fallin asleep because it is soo boring.

Update 2020-12-16: After sitting 8 years in the tin i had another try. I was hoping the bite were reduced by the years but it was.not. It bit me right from the firdt puff and although thre flavour is not bad at all it was not bearable to me. I will give it a friend with annother chemistry . Perhaps there is somebody who do not get the bite
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