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Red Burleys with cavendished Virginias cased and top dressed. Exceptionally light, sweet, smooth vanilla flavour, a top note of fresh, ripe cherries. Coarse Cut

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith & Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish
FlavoringCherry, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (761)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth Cherry & Vanilla . From the description I think "oh joy , ANOTHER cherry aromatic" , HOWEVER I must admit I am quite impressed by it ! Firstly , upon opening it I can ascertain that the usual "sledge hammer" of cherries that goes hand in hand with cherry aro's is not present , in fact what I actually get is a gentle fruity note of cherry with a subtle vanilla addition . To be fair , this one is a little too moist , that said I leave mine to air for a few hours . Once the right level has been achieved I greedily fill my pipe and set to . Ignition of this one (providing you let it air enough) is a simple task , quite a shortish go with the flame is just enough of a catalyst for a steady smoke . The burn is a really even one , not extinguishing itself unless left unattended too long . The temperature of the smoke is neither too warm or too cool , a pleasing "mid temperature" which can be enjoyed at full throttle without becoming exacerbated by tongue bite . Now , on to taste , superb ! Like the unlit aroma it IS NOT a massive cherry bomb , actually the cherry is very mild in comparison to other cherry aro's leaving some room for the vanilla to come to fruition in the mix ! Because the aromatic side is not strong , the tobaccos can also be appreciated in this very thick/creamy smoke . Vitamin N ? Again flawless , not indomitable , not weak but just right ! On to the room-note , very full and also (a negative for non-smokers) it has a fairly thick consistency in the air , so I suggest that this is enjoyed alone ! Due to the gently added aromatics the pipe remains quite clear of Ghosting unless regularly smoked without maintaining it . This one scores so highly for me because it is completely unorthodox for a cherry aromatic , Bite free , not harsh , no and gently sweet !

Pipe Used: Peterson Sandblast Sherlock Homes Baskerville

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

3 people found this review helpful.

Soren Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Soren (1)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Mild aromatic taste and smell. Good for the new smoker without offending non- smokers.

2 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1378)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The burleys are tangy and nutty sweet while the cavendish is smooth, but not very sweet. They play second fiddle to the toppings. The cherry is smooth and fruity sweet with no chemical taste. The vanilla plays a supporting role, but kind of weakens near the finish, unlike the cherry. Burns well and fairly cool. Needs some dry time, and leaves some moisture. Nice after taste and room note. Two and a half stars.

1 person found this review helpful.

Mawnan Smiff Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mawnan Smiff (16)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Not quite sure why I bought this particular blend, it's just that I was making an order of several blends in my nearest B&M shop to try and this one brought the tally up to a nice round 6, besides, I rather like both cherries & vanilla.

Back at base I dug out a freshly refurbed International Selection sandblasted billiard estate pipe and opened the packet. An equal mix of jet black and dark tan flakes that had a sweet aroma though I can't swear I smelled either cherry or vanilla. Rather moist & very sticky, packing was a breeze.

It took several lights to get this particular party underway so note to self...let it air for an hour or so. Initial flavour was strangely mushroomy, a first for me in a tobacco but certainly not cherry nor vanilla. In fact at no time during the smoke did I detect either of these 'flavourings'. Only mid bowl (after a couple of relights) did I start to actually enjoy this blend. At this point I was smoking a medium tasting tobacco with nothing in particular in terms of 'flavour', just mild tobacco.

Will I buy this again? No, I doubt I will, in fact I shall give it a couple more goes over the next few days then dump it in my bailtop jar where my Dunhill Nightcap and my Erinmore Balkan Mixture reside in the vain hope that something enjoyable might one day emerge. (This jar is where I dump my none too favourable purchasing errors).

Certainly glad I tried it but it's just not for me. Two stars only from this piper. Let's hope the other five I bought today have a little more to tickle my fancy.

Pipe Used: International Selection billiard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh.

Purchased From: Harvey's of Redruth, Cornwall.

Similar Blends: Nothing yet tried..

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