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This is a rich and dark tobacco, of medium strength. Made up of naturally sweet, sun cured and Virginia tobacco's. Slowly cooked under pressure with maple sugar and rum to form the cake before cutting and rubbing. A delightful and all round pleasant smoke.

BrandKendal
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsCavendish, Virginia
FlavoringMaple, Rum
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50g Pouch
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected, Very Strong
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1472)
★★☆☆
Medium Very Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Kendal - Rum and Maple.

The freshly opened pouch didn't reveal what I'd expected: thought it would be a dark, gloopy, ribbon, but instead it's a dark brown, slightly broken flake. The smell from it's just as I thought from the name: a sweet rummy one. There's no problem with the water content, it can be piped without a wait.

The flavour is a lot sweeter than straight rum aromatics. As well as the rum, there's obviously maple, and it's this that differentiates it. If you don't have a sweet tooth- that's a VERY sweet tooth- you probably won't like this. Picture having a glass of rum with about five spoons of sugar stirred in! In fact, by the last quarter, I can't identify any rum, it becomes a straight maple aromatic. I don't get much actual tobacco flavour from it, the casing's too heavy to allow that to happen. Tongue bite doesn't happen, it's actually a comfortable smoke.

The nicotine's medium, and the room-note's okay.

For the first few puffs this seems a good smoke, but after that it just seems a bit boring. It's not that I hate it, I don't, but I couldn't have KR&M in my rotation.

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Siena 320KS

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Robert Graham

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London Frog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
London Frog (2)
★☆☆☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Kendal/Gawith Hoggarth R&M: I tried really hard to like this one. I'm all for supporting local produce. But this just tastes of soapy incense. Really. Not nice. The tin smells neither of rum nor of maple. I know maple. I use it in my offset smoker BBQ, and I know what 6kgs of beef ribs smell like when I use maple. There's no maple in this blend.

Pipe Used: Wessex St Claude XL130

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: mysmokingshop.co.uk

Similar Blends: Soap. Or incense. Bad..

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