Dan Tobacco London Blend No. 1000

A full-bodied dark colored after dinner mixture. African Virginia and Turkish tobaccos with high amounts of latakia.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Series Timm
Blended By TH. Timm
Manufactured By Dan Tobacco
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams pouch & tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.25 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 20, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
One of the all-time great English/Oriental blends that many old timers compared favorably to Balkan Sobranie. The exceptional Latakia and spicy sweet Orientals in this blend combined with the Virginia to create a smoking sensation that I greatly appreciated. A big thumbs up for the depth of flavor in particular.

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Jan 27, 2016 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
The African Virginias are very earthy and woody with some dark and stewed, tangy dark fruitiness and a hint of grass as they form the base for the other tobaccos to play with. The luscious Turkish is smoky, spicy, earthy, herbal, vegetative, floral, and fairly woody with a bit of sweetness as well as a very minor sour note, all of which adds a bit of complexity to every puff. It is a competitive player. The rich Cyprian Latakia is very smoky, very woody, earthy, musty, and lightly sweet as it comprises a healthy percentage of the blend without overwhelming the other components. Well balanced with a significant depth of flavor that remains consistent from the first light to last with no harsh or dull spots, and slight creamy quality. Won't bite, but it dose sport a few small rough edges. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. Medium in strength and taste with no topping. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. The lightly lingering, pleasant after taste and room notes are campfire sweet, and won't chase away the ladies or the cats.

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Sep 05, 2014 Very Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant
Well, I think this may be my favorite tobacco. Pair it up with a cup of bold coffee and some creamer to compliment the dry smokiness this blend offers, and sit back while time goes on somewhere else.

I was in a cozy little shop opening and smelling bulk tobaccos, then this blend stood out. I normally don't buy 8oz of a blend the first time around, but I was probably racking the lady's brain behind the counter with questions. She was either experienced at hiding bitterness, or was being genuinely helpful out of the goodness of her heart. I spent over $100 in the shop that day as a thank you for her help. I'm not rich, so that was a lot for me. I've talked with people who have a six figure price on their pipe collection, people who spend more annually on tobacco alone than my income. I've seen people post on forums about hauls including ten+ different tobaccos with 50+ containers of each one.

I've had this blend for some time now, and while it was love at first taste, it is now ripened with age. The way it should be. Any possible bitterness between this blend and I has matured into a smooth, delicate complex. Now don't get me wrong, because this blend has been a pleasure since day one. This tobacco is for those who adopt a "Liquor hard, meat bloody, coffee black" attitude.

If you don't smell the pungent Latakia in this one, you're probably sitting on the moon. There is a subtle yet complimentary soap note that steps forward upon opening. A tight sweetness from the Virginias, but not enough to rob anything from the blend. The right amount of rich, satisfying Turkish leaves(the potatoes), play their parts respectfully. Everything comes together solid as a rock. It doesn't matter how old you are, your gender, or if you shaved today. When you smoke this blend, you better make sure you have a razor handy because you'll sprout a mustache that earns disorder by the minute.

This tobacco fills the pipe with little fuss, and lights easily. This full bodied English stays true to it's name throughout the bowl. There is a prominent, though not overbearing spice aspect that as every component, plays it's part respectfully. And the room note? Well, it is an English, after all. If you want a good English, give London Blend 1000 a try.
Pipe Used: Straight billiard
PurchasedFrom: Piedmont Tobacconist, Oakland CA
Age When Smoked: 6mos-1yr
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 16, 2015 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Since I was smoking Dan this.morning I thought I would grab a can of this as well to toss into the truck today while I travel. Of all the tobacco I smoke I enjoy this London Blend in the top 10 of my all time favorites. The blending has changed over the years but the ability to cellar this make it all worth while. I carry a very large stock pile of this blend. I tell few people about it because I want it all to myself. I counted up 87 cans of this so I think I am safe from running out in my lifetime at this point. If you buy a can. Quickly run back and buy 2 more. Store them and after 3 years the gold will be with you. This ages very well.
Pipe Used: Comoy
PurchasedFrom: Dan store Germany
Age When Smoked: Can - 4 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 31, 2016 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
The tobacco comes as a medium coarse ribbon cut in a fairly short length with lots of dark brown and black bits and just a little bit of golden leaf. It packs easily into any pipe with just a few taps to the side of the bowl and light pressure to clean up the loose tobacco on top; very little springiness and no long strands to fight with. This tin, at least, was at a good moisture level for smoking straight away with no drying necessary. Burn characteristics are excellent with normal tamping and long periods between relights. Burns cool in the pipe and on the tongue.

The flavor of London 1000 is that of a perfectly balanced full Latakia iteration of an English/Balkan mixture. Cypriot Latakia lends a good amount of meaty smokiness without stepping over the line into creosote territory. The Orientals contribute a nicely complimentary sour note, but are not sweet or musty. The right portion of earthier African Virginia keeps the blend from tasting too dry, but doesn't distract from the basic flavor with tanginess or excess sweetness. There is always a danger of balancing a blend to the point of it tasting flat, but here complexity reigns supreme, and all the elements are perfectly orchestrated to bring out the best in each other.

I have smoked many different English/Balkan mixtures, and consider the genre my personal favorite. There are a few mixtures I enjoy a little more, and variations of the style that I smoke more often. There are notable blends that I haven't smoked from quite accomplished blenders. Nonetheless, as a full, balanced Latakia mixture this is my benchmark, and I would be surprised if it were ever surpassed. Among many different and well respected blenders making excellent mixtures, Dan Tobacco still stands out with this one.
PurchasedFrom: Jon's Pipe Shop, St. Louis, MO
Age When Smoked: Batch 1667.22
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 21, 2007 Strong None Detected Full Tolerable
This fine english style mixture reminds me a lot of DT's Bill Bailey's Balkan Blend, being rather dry but it does not crumble. The moisture level, or lack thereof, convinces me that there is no casing or topping involved, be it alcoholic or otherwise. It also contains a good portion of fine latakia, which seems to be mellowed brilliantly by the subtle turkish and mild african virginias. The germans (Dan Tobacco in particular) seem to be quite capable of recreating the traditional tobacco styles of other cultures, and you know what they say: imitation is the highest form of compliment. I personally think that they deserve more credit and less condemning criticism. So they have taken over where many failing companies faltered- so what! More power to them! The bottom line is, they like pipe tobacco and so do I. Somebody has to make it, and they do it well consistently. Although I wouldn't argue that this was the best I'd ever tasted, it is an exeptional award winning blend. The flavor is mouthwatering, and contrary to the belief that it is a good after-dinner smoke, I find it to be a powerful appetizer. The only other blend that I can think is capable of inspiring such a ravenous hunger would be Mac Baren's Plumcake. London Blend #1000 is a perfect afternoon smoke in the gloomy November weather. So the cold rain is coming down in sheets and the landscape is drab and waterlogged. When I stuff my antique meerschaum billiard with this heady delight, my seasonal woes seem to melt away. Keep up the good work, Dan Tobacco!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 21, 2002 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant
Dan Tobacco is to be commended for the many truly fine tobacco blends we have available to us on the market today, including Timms London 1000.

This heady brew contains a moderate amount of high quality latakia and sumptuous Turkish leaf that combine with the Virginia base to make this one really shine.

There are many fine English blends on the market today, but to find one with this much strength is rare.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 06, 2008 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
A very nice German take on EMs! This is an excellent tobacco, very "traditional" in cut and feel but with something different from your average latakia blend. The difference lies in the Virginias, probably from African crops, which impart a weird but pleasant toasty sweetness. A healthy dose of latakia and orientals completes the picture. A good, tasty blend: it comes at right moisture level in the tin (weird, for a German blend), burns fine (thanks to the coarse but balanced cut) and is very satisfying. It may lack some body compared to some classic English mixtures, but other than that I would recommend it to anyone.

2008 Update: Well, the last couple of tins was a bit disappointing. It clearly looks like they are striving to do some money saving here, already from the tin: no longer a metal strap lid, but an aluminum foil to be peeled off (bad for long time aging). It still is a very nice tobacco, but it has lost something in terms of Latakia fragrance and nutty-earthy Virginia flavour. It has become a simpler, duller, more monochromatic smoke. Still very decent and, as English blends nowadays go, quite enjoyable and balanced (better, for example, than the abominations under the Dunhill label). But I feel cheated nonetheless, as it used to be so much better. My rating has been downgraded to "Somewhat recommended" from "Recommended" accordingly...

2021 Update: Recently revisited this blend, and it has returned back to form... with a vengeance. Actually, it's probably even better than it used to be. Still the lovely coarse cut, and it's again a full flavored Latakia blend (and a very dark one!) with a healthy backbone of sweet, chewy, toasty Virginias (plus a minor dose of very fragrant Orientals). A bit like Commonwealth, but with a little more complexity. Glad to see that DTM adjusted the recipe and that it's a great tobacco again. Raising returned to "recommended" with possible future upgrade to "Very recommended.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 02, 2005 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
This used to be one of my favorite blends. It was a great strong and unigue English, much akin to the Rattray, Cotton, & Sobranie mixtures. Recently it was changed, and now it..uh..sucks. It would seem that they let the leaf quality fall substantially, and may have even changed varietals of Oriental leaf. The persistent exotic flavor the Izmir used to infuse this blend with was gone, replaced with a rather bland Camel taste. The Latakia went from dry and rich tasting to a steamy, weak, 3rd class cyprian type (the kind usually reserved for keeping bugs out of the garden). All in all, this is took a huge dive and I will not waste further pipe time on it.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 04, 2021 Medium None Detected Full Unnoticeable
This blend was brought up at our pipe club today but at $44.50 plus sales tax for a 100-gram tin no one wanted to bite the bullet. You can buy it online for around $25. No fault of the retailer, which needs to be supported by the way but just an example of how high California tobacco taxes are, 28.95 percent excise tax alone. A member was gracious enough to buy a tin for all to try. The tobacco is a really deep dark brown, with a fantastic smoky, leathery, earthy tin note. The other tobaccos while smoking really came through more so than the Latakia at least from my impression. Really darn good stuff and one I look forward to smoking again next week. I am surprised that this one has only 37 reviews. A real sleeper in my book that should be tried. This also had the name Timms on the side of the can, maybe the original blender, no way of knowing for sure.
Pipe Used: Corn Cob
Age When Smoked: New
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