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Irish Spring Pipe Tobacco by Samuel Gawith is Virginias blended with a touch of spicy Louisiana Perique. The distinctive flavour comes from the old sherry barrels the Perique matured in.

Taste: Natural sweetness and spice

Strength: Medium to full

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended ByStanislaw & Samuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging50g Tin
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
4.0
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Peter Piper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Peter Piper (41)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A slightly coarse flake and faint aroma of peach greet you on opening. Quite moist, so best rubbed out and given just a bit of airing time.

The first impressions are of the underlying Virginia and for the first few puffs I found myself questioning whether there was any Perique in there at all. But after a minute or two, ah, here it comes, that dash of seasoning revealing itself with just a touch of spice. And then almost a hint of soft berries, intriguing and quite complex.

A gentle cadence is rewarded with a soft mouth feel and an unfolding of yet more flavour. Take this one nice and slow and it seems to keep giving a bit more as you work your way down the bowl, oh, there's a hint of apple now.

A very immersive experience this one, I found it a particularly calming and relaxing smoke. I think we have a winner on our hands.

Highly recommended.

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (159)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The final "four seasons" for me to try ! As I found with the other ones the actual flake is of a very nice build ! I find it could use a small amount of extra drying time to help the rubbing but with only little perseverance it "rubs" to a good consistency . The aroma pre-light is of mainly Virginia . Despite the moistness I find that it stays lit well , not requiring many re-lights . The smoke has an almost raisin/fruity quality to it that must in some way come from the sherry barrels used to mature it in .If drawn with to much force it will give a little bite but if smoked with ease it is an enjoyable smoke .

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

3 people found this review helpful.

krg1000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
krg1000 (130)
★★★★
Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is the second in this series for me to try and so far I am very impressed with the series. The flakes come neatly packaged in the familiar square tin. I did notice some inconsistencies with the thickness of the flakes, but that is a very minor gripe. The size of the flakes are larger than some I have found, but not unwieldy. The moisture content at the cracking open of the tin is on the high side. If you try and light it before it has some drying time it will take longer than normal in staying lit. But once lit, the Virginia and the Perique really come together to form a great smoking experience. The components are of the high quality expected from SG. The nicotine level for me was about middle of the road. It is hardly anything that will cut you off at the knees, but you know it is present. This blend smokes down to a nice ash at the bottom of the pipe. Very recommended whenever it is available in your neck of the woods.

1 person found this review helpful.