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Samuel Gawith Kendal Plug Pipe Tobacco - 250g Box

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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.

Kendal plug is the uncut version of the ever popular Best Brown Flake and is also known as Best Brown Plug.

The tobacco is made using the same method of the Full Virginia Flake and is said to have a Herby, slight Vegetable smell to it. This mellower version is made without the use of any toppings and is one of the purest Virginias produced in the UK.

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

The best way to smoke this tobacco is to cut it down into small slices and then rubbing it into you’re bowl.

Once lit you are greeted with godly sweetness, gentle herby notes with the right amount of a nutty flavour.

Depending on how you cut this plug a bowl can last for hours and burns cleanly to the bottom of the pipe, leaving a fine ash.

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

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