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Dan Tobacco Re-Introduces Old CAO Blends

    June 29th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

dtm-logoI have just found out that Dan Tobacco Manufacturing (DTM) has re-introduced the old CAO “U.S. Revolutionary Themed” pipe tobacco blends.

After speaking with Russ Ouellette from Pipesandcigars.com and Rich Gottlieb of 4noggins.com, I have received this information about the blends available from Dan Tobacco.

These are not old stock tins; they are new stock tins that are being manufactured and are now available for purchase. From what I have been told, they are the original tobacco blend recipes with the original tin art. The only thing that has changed is that they are no longer produced by Dan Tobacco for CAO International. They are produced by Dan Tobacco for Dan Tobacco. The blends became available about two weeks ago.
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Cornell & Diehl #417P Night Train - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 24th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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The tin aroma of this blend is a nice sweet and tangy tobacco smell. The tanginess hits my nose with some strength and starts my mouth to watering. The moisture of this tobacco was perfect for smoking right away with no drying time needed. This tobacco comes in a pressed cake form. I used a really sharp knife and cut off slices of the brick (Fig. 1) across the grain. Once the slices were cut, the tobacco basically crumbled apart and I only needed to lightly rub out some of the larger chunks (Fig. 2).
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Just for Him Shortcut to Mushrooms - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 16th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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[*Editors Note: I do not know for certain what tobaccos are in this blend and am making a guess based on what I see and taste in the blend.]

The tin aroma of this blend is very nice, but it is a little hard to describe. I am picking up light hints of the Latakia and also some vanilla. It smells sweet and there is a lot going on. The moisture content is a tad on the moist side, but it smokes fine as is. Drying time is not needed, but it wouldn’t hurt either. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light. On the charring light, the aroma was a nice vanilla smell accompanied by something else that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I also picked up the vanilla in the flavor. Along with the vanilla, there was a light smokiness and some earthiness. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for an interesting smoke.
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2010 U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships

    June 15th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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Every year, since 2003, the United Pipe Clubs of America (UPCA) hosts the annual U.S. National Slow Smoking Championships at the Chicago Pipe Show. This year it was held on Sunday May 2, 2010 which was the last day of the show. Slow smoking contests are where contestants get together and see who can smoke their pipe the longest with just one light. Once your pipe goes out, you are out of the contest. The last person smoking is the winner and, at the U.S. Championships, is declared the U.S. Champion.
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G.L. Pease Fillmore - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 8th, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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The tin aroma of this blend is slightly sweet and very tangy with a hint of plums. There is also a note of, what I can only describe as, darkness to the blend. There is a very small amount of Latakia in it (I think that it is 2%) and you really have to search for the aroma of it. At first I didn’t pick it up, I had to keep smelling it and I finally picked up on a very, very faint hint of it. The tanginess of the aroma starts my mouth to watering and I love when a VA/Per blend does that.
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G.L. Pease Union Square - Pipe Tobacco Review

    June 3rd, 2010

 

By Bob Tate

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The tin aroma is a nice, straight forward, lightly tangy tobacco smell. There is also a hint of, what I describe as, hay. Some might call it grassy. The moisture content is good and no drying time was needed. I took a few of the broken flakes and fully rubbed them out, loaded my pipe, and proceeded to the charring light. On the charring light, I was greeted by a nice, sweet, tobacco aroma. The flavor was a nice tobacco taste with a hint of sweetness to it. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for a nice relaxing smoke.
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