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Notes: A combination of rich black cavendish, finest burleys and mature Virginias. A sweet mixture with a fragrant room aroma of cherries and caramel.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Cherry
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging25 grams and 50 grams pouches
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
3.5
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1692)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Ultimum.

I loved the description of this so approached it with excitement and it more than met my expectations! The cherry/caramel give this an amazing pre-light aroma and as it is quite roughly cut it looks fabulous. A real nice moisture content to it also.

Once lit I instantaneously got a great cherry flavour which is more indomitable than the caramel as that is more gentle in the background but I found it to be a "just right" balance for this tobacco . It does not bite me and the smoke has an incredibly deep flavour to it and the Cavendish/Burleys/Virginias are not overpowered by the aromatic side of it.

Nicotine: mild. Room-note: pleasant.

Would make a great "entry" aromatic as it is not too heavy or false tasting and as well as enjoying the aromatic side you can still get the tobacco taste in it. More than worth a try.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Butz Coquin Calabash

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

6 people found this review helpful.

kadjaowr Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
kadjaowr (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Full Pleasant

Im smokers with not to big experience(15y). I've tried a lot of tobacco aroma, English type, classic. My opinion this tobacco is very very mild and smooth for me is like ambrosia. This aroma, and behaves as tobacco by big letter T. This is a wonderful tobacco to be produced as long as possible. It is a pity that in Poland you can not buy it in bulk only in a tin 50g. And if you will hide it in a jar and leave for 3-6 months is even better. Great nod to toward blenders Gawith Hoggarth. This tobacco you have to try.

Pipe Used: Sigmund, Vauen, Savinelli & others

Purchased From: fajkow.pl

4 people found this review helpful.

THROATHIT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
THROATHIT (38)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

A smell you wont forget once sniffed..

A black tobacco in the most part with some lighter brown leaf to break it up and help the burn. The smell is one of a kind, sweet but not sickly muted cherry and a rich caramel sauce. You will want to take a bite of this just to see if it tastes as good as it smells. A messy cut with bits of broken flake. The topping is heavy in substance and the leaf is tacky. My test tobacco needed a little drying time. I like the microwave and a sheet of plain paper if I'm in a rush. Short high burst and let it cool and evaporate. Take it easy though and yes this is not for the purists.

lighting takes a little heat as the tobacco is weighty in nature. The initial lights bring a taste just like the un lit smell and this is always a good start. The cherry is obvious, not sweet or sour more maraschino with some floral edge. So far not cloying or drug store at all. Once things were up to temperature and free burning the smoke was refreshing, smooth and somewhat creamy the caramel was if showing a condiment at this early stage. The idea I was smoking tobacco at all was far from my mind apart from the mild dose of nicotine.

As the tobacco shrunk a lot I tamped it and perhaps this was indication I had failed to dry it sufficiently. This may account for the warm burn I was getting. Not scorching hot but needed sipping to prevent some flavour loss. Approaching mid pipe the tobacco shows through a little and a woodsy peppery spice is evident. Cherry topping has subsided somewhat and things get a little to chemically tasting for my liking and is heading down the road to bitter. This is one of the better cherry tobaccos I have smoked but not perfect.

Pipe Used: stefano exclusive briar

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Banbury cross tobacconist

1 person found this review helpful.

Courtney Fish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Courtney Fish (20)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Coming from a cigar smoker’s perspective when I decided to try the pipe I wasn’t entirely sure about these very sweet aromatics that my tobacconist stocked but the more I try them the more I like them, although they do have to be treated almost like a dessert. But so far Gawith Hoggarth always has the balance right – it may smell incredibly sweet but this doesn’t fully transfer to the smoke which is generally very balanced.

This Gawith Hoggarth blend has an absolutely delicious tin aroma (but which one doesn’t?); a delicious fruity cherry fragrance like cherry caramel sweets if such a thing exists.

This is a textured blend consisting of a mix of torn/rough cut and fine ribbon cut which packs easily, however it is not just moist but a very sticky tobacco. No amount of pre-smoke drying time seemed to make any difference. Lighting was a chore. This produced a mild sweet Cavendish flavour with a sweet, fruity, creamy, steamy smoke. A very pleasant flavour overall but not distinctly tasting of tobacco. It did produce a delectable room note also.

Not quite what I was hoping for but I did like it well enough to try again. My plan is to allow the next batch to dry naturally over an extended period of time to see what effect this has on the flavour as I imagine reducing the steam may allow more of the tobacco character to be revealed.

Pipe Used: Carey, Missouri Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tobacconist

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

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