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Samuel Gawith Cob Plug 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.

Then in 2015, the two companies returned back together under one roof.

Samuel Gawith Cob Plug pipe tobacco is the unsliced plug version of Samuel Gawith 1792 Flake.

This tobacco is therefore stronger in strength and flavour due to being uncut!

Another one of iconic flakes from Samuel Gawith, 1792 is a dark fired Tanzanian leaf which has been steamed and then topped with a Tonquin flavour.

The leaves are cold pressed in 12" blocks for a few hours, this holds the "Cake" together for the next stage. Once the leaves have cooled they are pressed again and then put in for a final cook for 3 hours, before they are finally left to rest. The tobacco is then given its Tonquin topping and cutting into smaller flakes.

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

 

The resulting tobacco is rich, with an earthyand leather flavour that is velvety smooth with a sweet side thanks to the added Tonquin.

Think of this as a sweet treat for the lovers of a dark and strong Virginia & Kentucky type tobaccos.

Just like a premium quality Nicaraguan cigar with a Maduro Wrapper, you get all the power with that added extra sweetness.

This is a very strong tobacco and not for everyone, those new to the pipe, should start a little lighter.

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

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by Kevin on Friday 08 February, 2019
I love the SG 1872 Flake and when I saw that this was the plug version I was keen to try it out. Out of the bag it has an incredibly strong smell of alcohol, it really does punch the nostrils with a full fist, so I was looking forward to this coming through in the taste. I cut some into cubes, allowed them to dry for three hours and then filled a bowl. Sadly there was no flavour of alcohol at all in the smoke, there was not a lot of flavour at all. The strong, rich, full bodied tobacco taste that was so prevalent in the 1872 Flake was toned down. There was quite a strong peppery flavour, Ill assume its perique and the slightly sweet note of vanilla that was in the back end of the 1872 Flake was also missing. It wasnt flat out awful, it simply made for a rather boring smoke. There was no tongue bite at all with this and it was certainly a very slow burning tobacco, I only sampled a small amount, about a third of a bowl, and this burned for 30 minutes. Given I sampled an explosion of flavours with the SG Cannon Plug the previous day, this one sadly left me extremely disappointed.
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