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Ripe cherries form the background of this light, luxurious tobacco . A lover of the American style tobaccos will appreciate the richness of this blend.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCherry
CutCoarse Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
3.3
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Christrom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Christrom (32)
★★★★
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Funny how a tobacco can change so much given the right airing time. This is in my top 3 tobaccos of all time.

I first bought a sample of this stuff and when I lit it up it was like a soggy cherry soup. I nearly threw the whole lot out, but instead, put it back in the box in its wrapper and forgot about it. A number of weeks later I saw it and opened up the wrapper to look at it. It had dried out significantly and seeing as my tobacco stock was low I stuffed it into my pipe and lit up.

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This tobacco really does need a thorough drying out, stopped just before it gets crispy. It dries very well, probably due to its inherent sweetness. It smokes smoothly as silk, it is mild mannered and the beautiful cherry flavour does not burn off the second you light it. There are slight undertones of marzipan in the mix and it's just a tasty smoke you can really just relax with.

If I could only smoke three tobaccos from this day forward, this one would be in them.

Please give it a try and let me know what you think. Just make sure it is dry!

Pipe Used: every pipe in my stash. Works well in small pipes.

Age When Smoked: 1 month

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1472)
★★★☆
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth American Black Cherry. The pre-light aroma from this is pretty standard for a cherry aro': a good cherry note with a quite pungent Cavendish whiff too. On the less less positive side this could use some airing time: it's not saturated to the point of feeling wet, it's just a touch too moist. The course cut is actually quite generous in its sizing of pieces, they are not all huge but there is a decent amount of longer/chunkier pieces of jet black Cavendish in there. After a short airing time, only an hour and half to diminish the moistness, it's quite simple to light. It takes a medium amount of time to get it lit and once it is ignited it gives a brilliant consistent burn which stays lit well. The flavour of this thick, cool smoke is delightful; surprising because I was expecting it to be a lot stronger with cherry after I had had a smell of the mix but it gives a gentle/mild background cherry note. This can be inhaled really easily, it glides down without fuss and because it is also mild in nicotine my head isn't left spinning! The room-note is definitely cherry Cavendish but be warned, it is fairly heavy so could be irreverent for other people in the room with you. This does leave a light ghost so if I take to it as a more regular smoke then I will probably dedicate an older pipe to it. If you like a milder aromatic then this could be for you!

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

3 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The burley is nutty sweet, and the Virginia is a little grassy, though you hardly notice the latter. The black cavendish is smooth and I didn’t notice any vanilla, so it must be unsweetened. The tobaccos are fairly sublimated by the cherry topping, which has a deep flavor for a mild to medium strength blend, and holds on to the finish. Has a mild nic-hit. Burns fairly cool unless you puff fast, which I don't recommend due to potential tongue nip. It needs a little dry time and will leave moisture in the bowl. Requires a few relights, but not that many. Has a pleasant after taste, and a lasting room note.

2 people found this review helpful.

JPWpiper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JPWpiper (3)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Really enjoyed this. Cherry smell is very strong reminds me of cherry sweets however it's fairly mild cherry taste when smoking.

There is enough cherry in there to taste but not enough to mask the tobacco which is great.

Smoked this from a few different pipes which did make a huge difference to how hot it burned.

Managed to get the right pipe for this and will re order for sure.

Pipe Used: Several

Age When Smoked: brand new pouch

Purchased From: MySmokingShop.co.uk

1 person found this review helpful.