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Kendal Black Cavendish Medium Cut Blending Pipe Tobacco (Loose)

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Description

It all started in Kendal, England in 1792. Thomas Harrison was a successful snuff maker. Jane Harrison Thomas’s daughter, eloped in 1838 to a young man of Kendal, Samuel Gawith. When Mr. Harrison died in 1841, he left the business to his daughter and son-in-law, and over the years Samuel Gawith continued to prosper.

In 1865, Samuel Gawith died prematurely at the age of 48. His eldest son, also called Samuel, was only 22 and his father had wisely left the firm in the hands of three trustees, one of whom was this son. The elder trustee was Henry Hoggarth, a boyhood friend and neighbour in Lowther Street who had founded a Kendal firm of land agents and surveyors.

In 1878, Samuel and his younger brother, John Edward Gawith decided amicably to go their separate ways and so the two Gawith firms came into being. Samuel took over the snuff mill and business at Mealbank, and John stayed on in Lowther Street.

The firm in Lowther Street went through some troubled times but, in 1887, a new partnership was founded between Samuel’s youngest brother, William Henry, and Henry Hoggarth junior, to be known as Gawith Hoggarth Company.

Gawith Hoggarth Company continued to manufacture tobacco products and snuff at the Lowther Street works until 2009, when they moved to new business premises.

And now, in 2015, the two companies will be back together under one roof.

Gawith Hoggarth's Black Cavendish is a straight dark Virginia that has been cooked under pressure for several weeks which reduces some of the stronger elements of the tobacco while bringing out the abundance of natural sugars from the Virginia.

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

If this is your first order on this particular product you will need to email a scan of your passport at the photo page or provide proof of age as we legally need to ensure that we are not selling this product to under 18's. Your order will not be despatched until this proof has been provided. Thanks you for your understanding.

Tasting Notes

Black Cavendish is often used as a base for the majority of aromatic tobaccos as it provides a smooth, slow burning cool smoke and adds natural sweetness without the need for over casing.

Many smokers enjoy Cavendish on it’s own but it makes an ideal companion to any overly light tobacco when tongue bite is a problem or the burn rate needs reducing.

Strength: 3/5
Aromatic Taste: 1/5
Room Note: 4/5

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