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Kendal Roll Twist Brown Irish 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.

The Kendal Brown Irish is a British made Twist tobacco made up of predominantly dark fired leaf with the addition of a small percentage of dark air cured Indian leaf.

The Brown twists comes straight from the spinning machine without going through the further cooking process. This arguably leaves the brown twists stronger as the curing process would remove some of the stronger Tar and Nicotine elements.

However it is generally found by most smokers that the brown is less harsh smoke than the black.

Whichever way this tobacco is viewed it is still a very strong tobacco which we would only recommend for the experienced smoker.

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 dispatched until this proof has been provided. Thanks you for your understanding

Tasting Notes

This steamed dark Kendal is dark rich and strong. Using fire cured leaf this tobacco has a complex array of flavours; Smoky, Spicy, Woody, Earthy, Leathery and all the while very smooth and cool to smoke.

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

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