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A base of medium strength Virginia flake , pressed with the addition of exotic Latakia . A flake for the Latakia enthusiasts . Strength is medium , flavouring is extremely mild , room note is pleasant to tolerable .

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeVirginia/Latakia
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutFlake
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong, Very Strong

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (231)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth Balkan Flake . The unlit Tobacco is really appealing , the flakes are fairly thick with a dark brown colour and they give off a very leathery aroma which does make me feel a touch disquiet towards it (in a good way !). On the negative side it is quite moist so I recommend it's given some extra time to air a little . Due to the thickness you do have to be a touch pertinacious with the preparation of this one but the smoking of it is indeed a remuneration for the hard work ! Mine takes to the flame with ease and gives a steady/even burn leaving a white ash without the smoke being too hot . The flavour is really nice , yes it contains Latakia but the Latakia doesn't steal all the limelight by being overly smoky , it is very noticeable but not too heavy , leaving room to appreciate the Virginia in the mix with its lovely Hay notes but to be honest even though it says that there is a little added flavoring I only detect the Tobaccos . To be fair the Oriental/Turkish is not that noticeable , more of a gentle flavour you have to look for ! Vitamin N is a good level for me , one that is a pleasure to inhale as it wont bring on dizziness or leave you not satisfied . Tongue bite remains elusive for the whole bowl for me , even if I really strain it hard as if to implore it to bite it remains redundant ! The room note is very pleasant , albeit quite heavy , so this is a Tobacco to only smoke in the company of other enthusiasts ! This one would be a perfect "end of day" smoke accompanied by a good single malt and a piece of relaxing music , or a can of lager and Coronation Street if that floats your boat ! 4 stars from me !

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (662)
★★☆☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

The Latakia is smoky, woodsy, and a little sweet, and is well complimented by the grassy, mildly sweet Virginia. The spice from the Oriental/Turkish is light, and the flake would benefit from a touch more of it. Burns well once dried a little, and has no harshness. It's a little smoother than the G&H Balkan Mixture, and isn't a lat-bomb. A pretty decent smoke, though not complex enough to stand out. Worth smoking, but it's really not special enough to rate more than two and a half stars.

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DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (113)
★☆☆☆
Medium None Detected Full Very Strong

It's an odd thing; but, despite the universally favourable reviews that this blend has received - I absolutely hated it. I found it harsh, hot, and bitter; also laborious to rub out and keep lit. On the strength of my experience so far - definitely not recommended. I suspect, though, that I got a bad batch. I'll try some more of it when I can summon up the nerve, and write a fuller review. BTW: it's a Lat bomb, so the room note is just plain awful.

Pipe Used: Peterson billiard

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Mick57 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mick57 (2)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Another great flake needs to dry for a while nice mild smoke loads of lat burns nice and slow no t bite at all one of my fav balkan smokes of all time

Pipe Used: Peterson tankard and barrell rustic

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smokeking

Similar Blends: Balkan plug by g and h.

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