Dan Tobacco: Black Velvet 50g Pipe Tobacco
Product Number: 003-293-0046
Manufactured in a century-old brick building in picturesque Lauenburg, Germany, Dan pipe tobacco has gained quite a worldwide reputation among smokers, with a wide variety of blends and cuts on offer. Andreas Mund became the successor in charge of production when master blender Jürgen Westphal retired, and is assisted by Heiko Behrens as well as Michael Apitz of Dan Pipe.
Even if Dan Tobacco's Black Velvet weren't a crossover blend (there is Latakia in there), it would stand out as quite an unusual Aromatic. No fruits, no honey, no vanilla, nor even the usual whiskeys or brandies play a part in this pipe tobacco. Instead, the pressed and ready-rubbed, Virginia-based blend takes aroma and flavor from the namesake cocktail, consisting of chilled stout (Dan Tobacco uses Guinness here) floated atop sparkling champagne.