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Kendal DVC Aromatic Blending Pipe Tobacco (Loose)

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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.

The Kendal DVC or Dark Virginia Cavendish is produced by cooking Virginia leaf with steam to removes a lot of the stronger elements in the leaf and bringing out the natural sugars for a cooler burning smoother Virginia.

It is fairly easy burning so is an ideal companion to a slow burning tobacco where the flavour doesn’t need over diluting or much adjustment but a faster burn rate is required.

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

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Tasting Notes

Sweet Aromatic taste, brilliant for blending with other tobaccos to make a more milder experience.

Strength: 2/5
Aromatic Taste: 2/5
Room Note: 2/5


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by Mark on Thursday 07 May, 2020
A beautiful tobacco to say the least, such a comforting rewarding mellow smoke, my new favourite.
by Marc on Monday 01 April, 2019
Well well well, isnt this special. I really like this! The flavour is amazing. The rum is very smooth and mild, not overpowering. Lurking somewhere in the background but just enough to alter the flake. Im not a massive aromatic lover but love them when done like this, to complement the tobacco not alter it will be getting more next time.
by Mark on Thursday 22 March, 2018
The pouch note is of raisins, dark chocolate and a smidge of alcohol, the lakeland floral notes are there also, this dark cut plug is a tobacco of full body and STRENGTH! Burns well, flavours are rich and floral, sure to give you the nic hics! Not to everybodys taste, personally i think its wonderful, no suprise that this historic blend has stood the test of time, perfect 5/5 for me.
by Mark on Wednesday 14 March, 2018
A very high quality rich brown flake, pouch note is of milk chocolate, rubs out very well, not too moist, perfect, this isnt at all a overly sweet smoke, almost savoury! A definate chocolate taste is there though, the room note is gorgeous, a real treat and a perfect moisture free delight. Lovely stuff 10/10!
by Staff on Tuesday 12 September, 2017
Coniston Cut Plug In my opinion, this is the closest to Condor that we have. As a cut plug, it’s most similar to condor long cut (although technically a little shorter cut) but if you prefer Condor Ready Rubbed, it’s pretty easy to rub out to the same consistency… if you ask us nicely, we might even do it for you 😉. As for the taste, it shares Condor’s cool, medium bodied character and distinctively floral and woody notes on the palate. Even when we’re not struggling to get Condor, I often recommend this to Condor smokers who fancy a change… but not too much of a change!
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