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From Pipes&Cigars website: Sweet Rum Twist is made of the same tobaccos as Black and Brown Irish X, with a sweet rum topping. The flavor is lightly noticeable in the flavor, by not readily apparent in the aroma. This is a full-bodied smoke that shouldn't be treated like a typical aromatic.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Full
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Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

The rope is moist and pliable and easily cut into coins, bits and/or shreds if you prefer. The dark fired and dark air cured tobaccos are boldly earthy, with a deep dark fruitiness, some citrus, and a minor grass, spice and acidic note. The rum topping has a sweetly deep character, and though it may sublimate the power of the tobaccos a little, there's plenty of their intrinsic strength for your taste buds. Has a medium to strong nic-hit. It requires a little dry time, but no matter how you prepare it (unless you dry it to a crisp, which I do not recommend), it burns slow and clean with a consistent flavor to the finish. No harsh or dull spots, and no bite. It leaves some moisture in the bowl, and only leaves dottle for a wet smoker. If you leave it fairly moist, you will need to stir up the tobacco a time or two. The after taste pleasantly lingers. Not an all day smoke.


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fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (342)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The rope came a little moist, and I sliced it into thin coins on a cutting board in the kitchen. The pouch note is a sweet tobacco with a whiff of rum. The rope is a pretty uniform dark brown with a few flecks of tan in the cross section.

I rubbed out coins and was careful not to pack them to tightly due to the moisture. I did not dry it any. It took some BTU's to get it burning, but it smoked well and did not require an unusual number of relights.

I did not get much rum in he flavor after the initial light. The flavor in general was very good - an earthy, full tobacco flavor with a bitter edge when puffed. There was a heavy slightly overripe citrus flavor as well. The flavors intensified a little as the bowl progressed, but otherwise stayed constant through the bowl.

There is some nicotine in this, but it is not overwhelming. I tried mixing a rubbed out coin with some Prince Albert, and this is a very good combo for more routine smoking.

This is a high quality and tasty rope. I recommend it unless you have a nicotine aversion and stick to lighter fare.

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1730)
Strong Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Rum Twist Unsliced Rope.

As usual with ropes/twists it's a little moist inside. I like mine rubbed rather than just stuffed inside the bowl in coins so I slice, let it breathe, and crumble.

The flavour from RTUR isn't as harsh as one might expect from a rum tobacco. The rum sweetens the smoke with a touch of molasses but the alcohol doesn't impede. The tobacco gives the leading flavour, stout and robust. It burns well to a pure white ash, giving a bite free smoke all the way.

Nicotine: strong. Room-note: strong.

A nice enough smoke but I'll rate it with two stars:

Somewhat recommended.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: Various

Purchased From: Various

1 person found this review helpful.

Huskies4 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Huskies4 (7)
Strong Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Aged 24 months in twist form. Definitely has improved with age. The previous review was so well written that I can only comment on ratings such as:

Strength: Stronger after aging. Or perhaps it burns so much better now that I intake more N, regardless it is a perfect amount for true pipe somkers.

Flavoring: Just as mild perhaps a bit milder than when first purchased. I think the mason jars and rope construction maintain all flavoring. Perfect for dedicated merschum pipes. Not Lakeland in the most thought of sense.

Taste: Medium but delicious.

Room note: Very pleasant without the overwhelming Lakeland note you typically get.

Rating: Highly recommended for true connosuers with ability to age 2-5 years. Minimum quantity to age in mason jar is 4oz due to the size/density of the ropes. You could age with only 2 ounces but cut the ropes down and age in a smaller jar.

Pipe Used: Dedicated merschum

Age When Smoked: 2 years

1 person found this review helpful.

BingCrosby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BingCrosby (90)
Strong Very Mild Full Strong

The retrohale on this is absolutely stunning. Spicy, earthy, dark cigarish... the rum is there but fits right in, doesn't stand out above the tobacco. Aromatic is kind of a stretch of the term as most people have come to know it.. there is strength here... but ropes are what small pipes are made for. I wouldn't recommend a very large pipe unless you have superhuman constitution.. the real strength is in the flavor. Kind of espresso like. Not sure if I would smoke this often, but it hits the spot at the end of the day.

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Uncle Al Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Uncle Al (11)
Strong Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Unsliced Rum Twist is strong in every sense. I slice into thin rings, then I pull these apart and cut up. The tobacco should be moist and lightly packed into a small bowl. There’s deep leather base notes with abundant nicotine, so take it slow. Will not bite. I recommend a full stomach and something to drink.

Pipe Used: Churchwarden

Purchased From: 4Noggins

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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (271)
Medium to Strong Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smoke seems a bit rougher than regular GH ropes, but is still pleasant and very smokable. The rum is present, and adds to the complexity, as the underlying tobacco is very straight forward. Perhaps it is because of the time lapse, but this seemed a bit less sweet than the sweet rum pigtail. The rope is easy to cut up with scissors and then to rub out. Fans of other GH ropes should give it a try.

RE: rating, I'd place the strength right at the edge between medium strong and strong.

Pipe Used: various briars, cobs, and meers

Age When Smoked: 5 months after purchase

Purchased From: Mars

Similar Blends: GH Sweet Rum Pigtail.

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