Dan Tobacco Gordon Pym

This blend contains golden Virginia, Maryland and a little dark fired Virginia that gives this blend a profound flavor. Precious Oriental tobacco gives a soft tangy flavor that is complimented by Syrian latakia. Broad-cut with a slow, even burn, especially in bigger bowls.
Notes: The name of this blend probably comes from Edgar Allan Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"


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


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

Average Rating

3.22 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 28, 2017 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
To my palate, Gordon Pym remains a solid English offering that nonetheless lacks a few crucial traits to make it a favorite in my book.

The note in the tin is very smoky, promising a quality offering of Latakia that the mixture indeed delivers. The cut makes for an easy packing a good burn rate, which further solidify Mr Pym's reputation as a dependable companion.

Where the blend falls short, for me, is the dryness, not of the leaf but the actual taste. It seems like the best way to describe what I miss in the flavour department. Of course, I prefer my blends to *smoke* dry. But while the flavour delivers smokiness in spades, it lacks certain subtleties that make, say, McClelland's Wilderness a blends that stands apart. I admit that I prefer my steaks on the raw side of medium and that is precisely what is lacking in Mr Pym. It feels slightly overdone and thus a little arid, dull, and ashy. It reminds me the most, perhaps, of Esoterica's Margate, which I also did not care for much.

Having said that, I am sure there are smokers out there for whom this could be a four star blend. Perhaps even the prince in their rotation. For myself, I prefer the rounder, sweeter Latakia mixtures out there.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 12, 2002 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
Tin Aroma: Sweet and Musky, a good Va/Oriental blend, judging by the 'nose'. Why don't they make 'sweet & musky chicken' instead of boring old 'sweet & sour chicken'?

Physical Characteristics: A nice, short ribbon cut, maybe a 'cross-cut'. A pleasing array of colors, though I do find the top of a tin, upon opening, to be mostly blond pieces. A good shake on it's way to my pouch and all is righted, however. Due to the size of the cut, it packs nicely and easily, but is still large enough not to be in danger of being sucked into the airhole of my pipes, a definate plus! Burns evenly and easily to a salty, granular ash.

Notes:This is uncomplicated, unfussy, and very pleasant. The beginning of the bowl is a very mellow Virginia experience, subtly toned by the Orientals and the sparse Syrian Latakia. There is a vague hint of spiciness, but not so much as to be really noticeable unless you were paying attention to it. As the bowl progresses past the halfway point, the Oriental character becomes somewhat more apparent, but never overpowers the subtly sweet Virginias. This is definately worth smoking all the way to the bottom, as the last few puffs are just about as perfect a Virginia/Oriental balance as one can find.

Verdict: While I have nothing bad at all to say about this tobaccom, there was little to really grip my attention in it. I would definately recommend it as a mellow all-day smoke.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 29, 2009 Medium to Strong None Detected Extra Full Tolerable
Well at first puffs I thought that the smoke will be a medium quality one and that I will consume this tobacco ocassionally and never buy again. When the overwhelming low quality Latakia has took the principal role on this smoke I was sure that I've made a mistake choosing this tobacco.

The Virginias are nice at flavor. The orientals, if the blend has some, are not detectible, maybe just because of the bad Latakias used in this blend.
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