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Samuel Gawith Mayors Collection Sams Flake Pipe Tobacco 250g Box

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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.

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

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

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Tasting Notes

An oriental flake consisting of Virginias and Turkish leaves with the addition of a Lakeland topping. The tobacco has also been given a very light Tonquin topping. Unlike the 1792 flake/cob this added extra of the Tonquin topping is no as potent and therefore give the tobacco just little extra something.

From the tin you will notice the wonderful colours of the dark brown and tans, with its classic Samuel Gawith aroma of the Virginia’s and the subtle spiciness of the Izmir/Turkish.

The tobacco is best rubbed out fine or left to dry a little and folded into the bowl.

From the word go you are greeted with the classic Virginia flavours from Samuel Gawith, a sweet and grassy flavour with a nutty/woody undertone. The Turkish comes to life the further you get down the bowl, adding a nice sour and gentle spice to flavours. All the while the delicate Tonquin adds a little extra sweetness and rounds off the flavour.

A very light tobacco in both its flavours and strength, should be smoked slowly and carefully.

Strength: 2/5
Aromatic Taste: 3/5
Room Note: 3/5


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by Liam on Tuesday 06 November, 2018
The Virginias are sweet and quite mature. Orientals are earthy and add a significant spicy element and a high note (not sharp) which balances nicely the Virginia sweetness and the added flavouring. Its not overpowering is a very nice afternoon smoke. Highly recommend.
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