Dan Tobacco Salty Dogs

In long gone times, when imposing sail ships crossed the Seven Seas, English sailors were popularly called "Salty Dogs". They always took care to have a pocket sized block of sweet Virginia tobacco with them, which they would take a slice off to then rub out and smoke in their cutty pipes. In heavy weather, they would opt to just bite off a corner to enjoy as a stimulating piece of chewing tobacco. Selected sweet Virginias with a small pinch of perique, classically enhanced with Caribbean rum, are matured over a long time in the press. The result is a dark brown, full and pleasant pipe tobacco in traditional style offering you a comfortably cool and smooth smoking experience. Unlike ordinary flakes, it was not cut into slices, but packaged as a solid piece of real plug tobacco. Enjoy it in pipes with smaller bowls. (translated from Dan Tobacco's website)
Notes: Introduced July 2014. Dan Tobacco's Salty Dogs is, as its name implies, a classic Navy style plug: Virginias and a pinch of perique, flavored with rum and pressed tight into hard, pocket-sized blocks that would keep long, survive indelicate handling, and could be cut into slices whenever there was a moment's rest.


Brand Dan Tobacco
Blended By Dan Tobacco
Manufactured By Orlik
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Rum
Cut Plug
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 20, 2018 Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
A block of tobacco courtesy of Good ol' Dan Tobacco.

Once the novelty of slicing chunks or strips from the block has faded I have to admit this was disappointing.

It has no taste or smell no matter which way it is cut, sliced, ripped or rubbed out. It's supposed to be virginia and perique. I am certainly none the wiser for knowing this.

It keeps its moisture, even when broken up, but this only adds to the frustration when trying to smoke this. A block of a thousand relights.

Perhaps it's my relative inexperience of plug tobaccos but this really has very little to commend it, and I certainly shan't be buying this again.
Pipe Used: All of them briars and meerschaum
PurchasedFrom: DanPipe, Germany.
Age When Smoked: New
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