Dan Tobacco Ascanian No. 1 Riverside Blend

Zambian Virginia with a nicotine content of originally 3.5%, which has been reduced slowly through long storage. Add to that two pinches of best Orientals and 5% perique, then pressed for two days at 50 atm, then matured for three months in the press, cut and packaged.
Notes: Formerly known as "Soft & Unique".


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.36 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 03, 2023 Medium to Strong Mild Mild Pleasant
The Ascanian No. 1 Riverside Blend, formally sold as the "No. 1 Soft & Unique"... The description from the Dan Pipe website reads as follows:

"Ascanian No. 1 Riverside Blend - 5% Perique

The basic mixture of sweet-aromatic Virginia grades from Zambia and Mysore (India) is rounded off by adding selected oriental vineyards and a 5% pinch of rich Louisiana Perique, then compressed under high pressure for two days in the press and then in Screw presses stored at optimum maturity for an additional three months to maintain pressure. This is followed by the cut into slices, which are finally cut up ready for smoking and packaged in cans as “Ready Rubbed”. Look forward to a tasty, sweet-spicy, gentle smoking pleasure."

Since it's an aromatic VaPer, it does smoke a tad bit hot, but not as hot as some regular aromatics do; best to smoke it slow and sip, therefore, can cause mild tongue bite.

It does demand more than the usual relights, something I have found to be the case in the other few Dan tobaccos too, like London Blend 1000, Veermaster and Limerick too.

Flavoursome with past centre strength
Pipe Used: Amphora Xtra Billiards
PurchasedFrom: India Dealer
Age When Smoked: new
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