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A blend of Red Burleys with cavendished Virginian. The casing process, where the blend is dipped or sprayed, imparts the lasting background flavour while the individual aroma comes from top dressing.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith & Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringPeach
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
4.0
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crastinblack Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
crastinblack (1)
★★★★
Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Aroma On opening my new 12gms pouch of American Blend Peach tobacco I'm hit by a pleasant mix of expensive chocolates and peach liqueur not dissimilar to that of entering a Lush Cosmetics store (albeit less intense). Very slightly artificial but I think it compliments the tobacco well.

Texture Dark in appearance and coarsely cut, it packed well into my greedy briar. It burned well and stayed lit without relights however when reaching the bottom of the bowl gurgled slightly and left a small puddle. Of course this may have been down to over enthusiasm on my part, if smoked at a slower pace this could have been avoided.

Taste The peach was apparent even though my pipe was slightly ghosted by a previous bowl of Clan Aromatic. Enthusiastic puffing did result in a bit of tongue bite, but this was at the very end of the bowl. The taste developed over the course of the bowl with the peach becoming less intense toward the end.

I have some pictures of this tobacco at: http://rlstevenson.co.uk/american-blend-peach-tobacco/

2 people found this review helpful.

Carlo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Carlo (16)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Tin Aroma: A wonderful natural peach aroma which is sweet but not sickly, mixed with the unmistakable nutty/mustiness of burley.

Room Note: A warm peach aroma which is not overpowering but very pleasant indeed.

Packing: Because the tobacco is very uniform with short strands and slightly on the dry side, packing is exremely easy. Also, being springy it makes using the three tier method a breeze.

Lighting: Again, very easy. A charring light, firmish tamper and second light are all that's required for a long and even burn.

Appearance: This particular blend is a uniform tan to mid brown in colour and a shortish, evenly cut ribbon.

Smoking: As soon as the flame walks over the tobacco the flavour of an unmistakable American blend comes through. Although the peach is sweet (but not artificial or clawing), the first flavour to hit you is the classic slightly bitter, nutty and smokey taste of burley. Next the topping comes in to very pleasantly balance the flavours, a bit like sweet and sour or dark chocolate confectionary with a sweet filling. The nicotine hits you pretty fast as well, revealing that this is quite a punchy weed. As with most quality burleys, this smokes very cool with a full bodied smoke. It never overpowers though, and remains perfectly balanced to the bottom of the bowl with no ashy aftertaste. I could not detect the virginia component, but being cavendished it only really serves as an agent for the fruit topping. Burns slowly and evenly to a fine grey ash and smokes equally well in a briar, meerschaum or even a clay cutty! Produces copious amounts of wonderful aromatic smoke but smoulders splendidly between puffs. Simply a beautiful tobacco, and I'm surprised to be the first to review it!

Pros: Perfectly balanced, flavoursome, cool and slow burning quality burley blend interlaced with rich fruit. One of my all time favourites, I cannot recommend this blend highly enough!

Cons: None at all. They don't come much better than this (IMHO, ofcourse!).

2 people found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (111)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I only tried this one because I remember, many many years ago a friend at university used to love this stuff. Having had a wee puff and good waft of room note, I was quite impressed.

So it was with fond memories that I opened up the packet and took a good draft of the smell of the ribbons, the pleasantly but not too sweet peach brought back fond memories of that day sitting in the student union bar. The packing, much to my content, was easy as was the lighting. The taste is nice, not too sweet, though not quite as peachy as I would like, it's just a little too mild. The room note, however, is impeccable, and, though it does hit the back of the throat a little, tonguebite is negligible.

To sum up then, a delightful little smoke with alot of plus points, but sadly has one missing where it's really needed. If three and a half stars were available, it would probably be worthy. In the meantime though, it's not good enough four, but is for a very worthy three.

Update: 09/12/2013

I've treated myself to some more of this and I've decided to whack it up to 5 stars. It's how aromatics should be - quality tobacco topped by quality casing. Peachy all the way down the bowl.

1 person found this review helpful.