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This description is an edited version of the CR Flake description from this site:

100% pure virginia leaf with no additional flavours made from a blend of Brazilian, Zimbabwe and Malawi bright virginia leaf. The pressed tobacco as with all flakes, is left to mature to allow for the best combination of flavours.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Very Mild
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1241)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The various Virginias are grassy and hay-like as they are in the flake version. The differences between that and the plug is the latter is a little sweeter, and a little more floral, though the Lakeland strength is just a percentage point or two more noticeable. The flavors are deeper and stronger due to the pressing of the plug, which is common. It requires some prep and dry time, but I found it better if it’s not completely dried out. Otherwise, you’ll lose a little of what makes this even better than the flake version. Could be an all day smoke depending on how patient you are dealing with plugs. Burns slow, cool with a consistent taste and no harsh or bitter notes.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (586)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth Bright CR Plug. It took me quite a while to cut and prepare this, it's a very firm/hard pressed plug but on the plus side it's easily worth the hard work! As I mentioned, it's a very firm plug so a good sharp blade is imperative to slice it, if the knife isn't any good be prepared for a laborious task! Once I have a small pile of the prepared tobacco I take a smell of it, it doesn't state that there are toppings of any kind but along side the Virginia aroma there is a slightly disquiet musty fragrance detected. Because I spent a good proportion of time on the prep' it afforded me the opportunity to create quite fine pieces and once lit I am glad I took my time. The burn is decidedly good, it burns consistent and only needs a 'boost' with the flame if I allow it to sit un-puffed for too long. As it is smoked it accumulates a crust like ash which needs sporadic tapping/scraping otherwise the smoking will be impeded. The flavour of it summarizes what a Virginia tobacco should taste like, pleasingly the musty tang found in the aroma has been vanquished and all that remains is an honest, true, full Virginia flavour. I have heard how this can bite if smoked voraciously but it hasn't bit me once, regardless of how enthusiastically I smoke it. The Nicotine in Bright Plug CR could possibly be a bit heavy for some, it isn't the strongest but it is easily recognizable. Room note? A straight forward Virginia one, not heavy, not light but a very middle weight one. I normally tend to steer clear of plug tobaccos but this really remunerates the time spent getting it sliced and ready, hence four stars!

Pipe Used: Peterson Harp 03

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

1 person found this review helpful.