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Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Mixture Pipe Tobacco 50g (Tin)

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Description Ref # NRSquadron

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

When we think of an ‘English’ tobacco we think of copious amounts of Latakia and Squadron Leader doesn’t disappoint if this is something you are looking for!!

A magnificent combination of Orientals, Latakia and Virginia's, containing both dark and golden tobaccos.

The smoke is silky smooth, with a complex and balanced array of flavours, with every tobacco represented.

With no added casings or flavours being added to this tobacco, you will get all the gorgeous natural flavours of the tobacco coming through.

The Turkish giving the smoke an almost sour cream note. The darker Virginias leaving a earthy note, like walking through a meadow after an April shower. The larger amount of Golden Virginia brings a refined note of hey, making the smoke sweet but also creamy.

Not overly strong in the nicotine department, but the flavours still make for a very satisfying smoke.

Strength: 4/5
Aromatic Taste: 3/5
Room Note: 3/5


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by Frank on Thursday 23 May, 2019
Bought 10g loose and i have to say that the tobacco was so wet it struggled to stay lit, or be lit, once dried out a little the flavour and aroma are excellent. I put the baccy in a jar with a humidity meter, and the readings were around 89% so something has gone sadly wrong in my opinion, maybe the baccy isnt to blame.
by Michael on Thursday 11 April, 2019
Traditional flat tin, easy to load the bowl and excellent cool smoke, and does not die after a moment or two without a puff
by Mark on Saturday 03 March, 2018
A very good light/medium english blend, mainly bright leaf virginia/turkish ribbon cut, just a touch of latakia, cool burning, zero moisture, excellent smoke, just a bit light for my taste, but that doesnt take away from the quality of this blend at all, an excellent first pipe of the day.
by RICHARD on Thursday 05 October, 2017
This is my favorite pipe tobacco , splendid aroma and room note, reminds me of my Grandad.Have purchased a lot of this tobacco from C GARS and have never been disapointed , every tin had the soapy smell when opened , lit well and burned perfect
by Adam on Friday 15 July, 2016
really like this tobacco I like the buying options feel it is good value for money also it has a distinct taste similar to Charles Rattray it definitely is a favourite
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