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If you like whiskey and black cavendish, this is your blend! Add in Virginias and burleys to mix and you've got a smooth smoke sure to relax.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1676)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth - American Whiskey.

I decided to try this one after being turned on to whiskey aromatics by Holger Danske Black and Bourbon! Firstly, the unlit aroma is quite a pungent one, being a little heavy with whiskey for me! The pieces are fairly robust in their sizes and it is about 80% jet black. The first negative is that it is somewhat over the top with the moistness, so a short airing period is definitely a good prerequisite to use with this blend! I leave a bowls worth aside for only about 2 hours and after the short drying time it lights up superbly and then delivers a burn that is unequivocally even and consistent. The flavour is not as harsh with whiskey as I anticipated it to be: the whiskey is a formidable additive but it gives a more subtle flavour than a raucous one which works lovely alongside the natural sweet taste from the black Cavendish. To be fair the least discernible tobacco is the Burley, its a taste you have to search for , the Virginia is a little easier to acquaint and is of a nice quantity for me. Vitamin N? Wonderful amount: not strong, not weak. Tongue bite? Nonexistent (but we all vary with that). The room note is mainly a Cavendish one with a very detectable whiskey side to it but it is also quite full so I presume it would be a touch offensive for non-smokers in the vicinity!

I give this two stars for the subjective reason that I feel the flavour becomes tedious after a while.

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

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thesmoggypipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesmoggypipester (52)
Extremely Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

tried this a while ago and while it didn't leave my world on fire it was a decent enough smoke.

it's a typical American style aromatic....very Cavendish foreward, very mild in the nicotine department and quite a flavourful whiskey addition.

it does taste of whiskey and and of you like aromatics you should like this.

this does need a little dry time as out of the pouch it can be quite moist.

a decent smoke if nothing else is available or a nice change of pace, again this was quite enjoyable to me, it's nothing complex, the flavour you get when you first light up to the last puff stays they same there's no complexity, it doesn't bit even if it tried so ideal for a new smoker, but for a seasoned smoker they may find this a bit boring.

All in all a decent smoke that's worthy of a try, just dont expect it to set the world on fire, it's just a simple inoffensive smoke

Just nudging 3 stars.

Pipe Used: falcon with billiard bowl

Purchased From: local newsagent in town

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Gordon Tavistock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gordon Tavistock (12)
Mild to Medium Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Nice flavour of the sweet whisky casing. Generally very sweet and round. I do miss other flavours than the casing, so this is not for me, but for a mild-tasting aromatic it's not bad at all. It is not a strong tobacco in terms of nicotine, but because of its mild taste, I certainly get the impression that this is a milder tobacco nicotine-wise than it actually is. Unless you have a high tolerance you will probably feel the nicotine after a bowl. A bit wet and leaves some moisture in the bowl, but that's only to be expected from a black cavendish aromatic like this one. Therefore also a bit tricky to light. No bite whatsoever and no foul taste.

Pipe Used: Cobs and straight and bent billiards

Age When Smoked: From fresh to six months old

Purchased From: Havana-magasinet (tobacconist in Stavanger, Norway)

Similar Blends: Appears to me as virtually similar to, Mullins&Westley LTD - Highlander's Choice, which is sold at Segar and Snuff in London. According to the man behind the counter, Highlander's Choice is blended exclusively for the shop by... yes, GH&Co. If there are any differences between the two blends, apart from the name, they are only very subtle..

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CarlosGardel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CarlosGardel (15)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

The tobacconist insisted that I try this blend, and I decided to give a try although I am not into Cavendish aromatics. I’m a huge fan of GH, but the blends I like (Ennerdale, Bob’s Chocolate, Balkan Mixture) are all in a different typology. I feel, though, that here too GH succeeds in making something unique with their personality. This is my second trial with GH’s “American” blends, the other being Cherry & Vanilla.

The blend seems to employ a rather different concept of Cavendish than is usually found: only slightly sweet, it is not sweetish or goopy. The resulting smoke is rather fresh and light, without any tongue bite. The flavouring is very light. I may even say too light, others might say too bland. What I perceive is a rather neutral Cavendish, a good Virginia, and just a hint of whiskey. I bought it loose, and the moisture was perfect, although a little drying may help. Rather light in nicotine content, it is perfect for a relaxed moment when smoking does not require all my attention.

I’m not planning to buy more of this blend anytime soon, but this one would be my choice for a whiskey aromatic. It is light and balanced. Nothing is over the top. I would classify it as “elegant”.

Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo, Volpe, Radice

Age When Smoked: Fresh from counter

Purchased From: Two Lions, Lugano, CH

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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I was very impressed with Gawith Hoggarth’s Top Black Cherry, but for as much as I enjoyed that blend, I was really let down by this American Whiskey. I too noticed a bit of a bitter flavor and some sourness too. The tobacco appears to be of the usual top quality from GH, but that is the only good news here. There are lots of great tobaccos out there with added spirits including GH’s Sweet Whiskey rope, but this isn’t one I’ll be smoking again.

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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Medium Pleasant

American Whiskey;

Star Rating = 3.0;

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;

Pouch Note = 8;

Room Note = 8;

Flavor = 8;

Bite = 8;

Burn = 8;

After Taste = 8;

Raw Score = 48;

Rated Percentage = 80%;

Comment = Smooth, Mild,Strong almost Bitter Whiskey Flavor, a little Gurgle at start of bowl

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