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The use of dark fired Virginia and Indian Tobaccos result in a powerful, rich and earthy smoke. Not overly complex, just natural and honest in taste. As this is sliced at the Kendal factory, it can just be slightly rubbed before smoking.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutCurly Cut
PackagingBulk
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strong, Very Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Full, Very Full
Room Note
Tolerable, Strong
3.0
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1478)
★★☆☆
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth Sliced Brown Twist U/C. Sadly the blend requires some airing prior to smoking it, I leave mine on the side for a few hours. Most of the mixture is made of pieces that are the right size to smoke but there are a few very small 'coins' of tobacco that need a light rubbing (as it states in the description). The dark fired Virginia comes through quite formidably in the flavour but unfortunately it's slightly too astringent for my pallet. It doesn't burn too hot, it's cool and consistent, leaves a white ash and gives bite free smoke. On to a characteristic that some will love and some will hate, the nicotine amount! If you need a nic' heavy blend to get your motor running in the morning then this will more than do the job but if you favour a lighter blend then this won't suit you. The acrid taste isn't too overbearing at the beginning but as the pipe burns it takes a on stronger stance and I have to put it down! This has a lot of merits to it, the temp', the burn and the lack of bite but the longer I smoke it the less I can take the taste. Two stars.

Pipe Used: Devorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

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Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (180)
★★★★
Strong None Detected Full Strong

Again my review is based on a generous sample gifted by a dear friend pipster. Now it’s gone, and I’m near to cry loud. Long time will pass before this good tobacco crosses my piping road. Sigh !

I would compare this to the GH’s DarkBirds Eye, in terms of flavour. We are in the fire-cured territory, so body and strength are considerable but never overhelming. Not the tobacco to smoke all the day but one could attempt that (not the novice, of course). The cut – a mix of thin and small coins and the rubbed twist – makes the smoke absolutely velvety and coooool. Burns very well till the bottom, no need of a number of relights.

I’ve appreciated it so much. Four stars.

Pipe Used: Castello's

Age When Smoked: 3 years

Purchased From: received as a gift

Similar Blends: GH's Dark Birs Eye.

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