A medium bodied blend, developed to be smooth and flavorful, with no bitter taste on the palate. This satisfying blend of flue-cured gold leaf, air-cured burley and Oriental tobaccos tastes great. A combination of flue-cured, burley and Oriental tobaccos.

BrandD & R Tobacco
Blended ByMark Ryan
Manufactured ByDaughters & Ryan
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging40 grams tin, 3.5 ounce tub, 16 ounce bag
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3047)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flue-cured Virginia is grassy and mildly tart and tangy citrus sweet as the lead component. The burley is nutty, earthy, woody, lightly toasty with an essence of cocoa, but has very little sweetness as a second lead. The Oriental is slightly floral and sour, earthy, herbal, vegetative, woody in a supporting role. Has no casing or topping. The strength is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium, while the taste barely hits the medium mark. The nic-hit is a slot below the strength level. Won’t bite or get harsh, but does sport a few small rough edges. A thin ribbon cut that burns clean, moderately cool and fairly quickly, this needs to be sipped a mite for best effect. Virtually leaves no moisture in the bowl, and hardly needs a relight. Has a very consistent, well balanced, mildly complex flavor as it easily burns to ash. Has a pleasant, short lived after taste. The room note is a tad stronger. An all day smoke that wears well in repeat performances. Three and a half stars.


9 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Sort of dark sand in color and uniform in cut, this came in a tin instead of a bag and I noticed very little "shake" as a result. Deep, earthy smell in the tin - very inviting. A little too dry to smoke as is but I tried one bowl anyway. Not much flavor and sort of harsh and dry. I was told to hydrate these D&R blends for the pipe as they are also cigarette tobaccos and cig smokers prefer them dry. I suppose cig smokers aren't as likely to dry out their weed as pipe smokers are to hydate! I'm ok with that.

With some hydration, this wasn't a bad blend. Hydration is usually the kiss of death with pipe blends but instead of losing flavor, this one picked up a bit with some moisture. I couldn't decide if the lightly citrusy and grassy Virginia was in the lead or the nutty, dry burley. Different bowls made me feel differently. The orientals had a slight floral nature with some sourness and were well to the rear but provided a zesty perfumed essence. I smoked about 6 bowls before deciding this blend wasn't very exciting, but it wasn't a bad smoke. I would imagine it would wow cigarette smokers more so than pipers, which is in keeping with my experience with this blender. Ultimately this blend did nothing terribly wrong, but there are many, many better VA/Bur/OR blends out there. But if you're a cigarette smoker looking for an upgrade to the usual run of the mill RYO's, this should fit the bill.

3 people found this review helpful.

cakeanddottle Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
cakeanddottle (105)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Reviewed as a cigarette tobacco: for me this one is not as good as Vengeur Silver. The added Va's in that one lift and balance the blend. Without them it's still good, but a little muddy in comparison, with some harshness the Silver doesn't have. C

3 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

This one has some value. The Virginias give a sweet note. The Burley some earth and a little more sweetness. The Orientals a mild touch of butter. The only thing dragging this down is the dryness. This one might be worth the effort to re-hydrate. It's hot but manageable.

Mild to medium in body and flavor. Needless to say it burns well and quick.

Pipe Used: MM Country Gentleman, MM Mark Twain

Age When Smoked: fresh??? bulk

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

3 people found this review helpful.

Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (203)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Another presentation from D&R with the wow factor. Honestly, I am impressed. This is so good I do not even know where to begin. Based on my experience with this and other D&R tobaccos, I recommend hydrating it if it gets delivered to you not as moist as desired. You will enjoy more if you sip and avoid producing too much smoke. The Virginia leaf it contains is pretty similar to the one they would normally use in their range and different varieties. That is to say, it is lemony, citrusy, and sweet. The burley is toasty and nutty. It evokes the same flavour profile you get in your nose when you toast bread, but more accentuated if you like and prominent. The Oriental tobacco seems to be Izmir, I dare to say. It is rather spicy with sour notes to it. The different tobacco varieties it contains adds many layers of enjoyment, and it evolves quite nicely through every quarter of your bowl. I am only sorry some pipe smokers will miss the point and vote it down because of the lack of additives thereof, but D&R is gonna get 4 solid stars from me this time.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

D & R Tobacco - Vengeur Regular.

Sadly this has an issue I've found quite common for D & R, dryness. This one's not the worst, but it causes the lower recommendation. On the brighter side the mix is fairly uniform in its cut, and there isn't any unsmokeable pieces.

The dryness makes this light easily, and if I'm honest I quite like the actual flavour: some creamy Orientals, raw and nutty Burley, with a lesser amount of light Virginia. It tastes nice, but the taste has next to no time before it's all over; the dryness spoils the fun. The lack of moisture also raises the temperature, and with the bite I get causes an experience which isn't what I'd call 'enjoyable'.

The room-note's alright, and the nicotine's medium.

If it wasn't so dry I'd recommend it, but Vengeur can only have two stars; nice flavour, rubbish mechanics.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Altinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30167)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Mild Tolerable

D&R (Daughters and Ryan) Vengeur Pipe Tobacco

Reviewing as RYO (Roll Your Own), MYO (Make Your Own), SYO (Suff Your Own) cigarette tobacco. Stunned by this one, must of got a bad bag. My finding are contrary to everything I researched. To me, does not fit the description at all. First couple puffs detect sweetness, with a little honeysuckle, then acidity takes over, total hot astrigency towards end of smoke. Aftertaste lingers on the back of my tounge, can't smoke two in a row or ruins the taste of smoking anything else. What is up, "no bitter taste on palate"? Suppose to be a balanced blend, all I get is sour. Hate to ding a reputable mfg or the merchant, but I can not smoke this anymore.

Edited 4/1/12 Sampled another bag, none of the enduring nasty sensation on the back of my tongue. More deeper honey/floral/a little roasted chestnut flavor. A bit much aftertaste for mass consumption. This bag would rate two stars. Based on inconsistancy, still a zero to one star overall.

Edited 5/7/12 Sampled third bag, more like the second bag. A little less floral, more apricot in flavor. Notice some throat harshness. Assuming the first bag was defective, two stars for the last two bags.

1 person found this review helpful.