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The plug form of Gawith Hoggarth's biggest selling Lakeland floral flake. A blend of Virginias from Africa and south America with a little Burley from Malawi. The use of Burley and darker air cured tobaccos keep the smoke cooler and bring a woody, creamy texture to the smoke. Complex aromas of Rum, Vanilla, floral extracts, citrus fruit and almond result in a highly aromatic tobacco.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringAlmond, Floral Essences, Fruit / Citrus, Rum, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Medium to Strong
Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2040)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

The Virginias are floral, earthy, dark fruit and citrus sweet with a little grass, and are the dominant tobaccos. The burleys are very nutty, earthy sweet in a continual support role. The almond enhancement mildly adds some complexity to the deep fruity tropical topping. The vanilla gently reminds you it’s there when you can find it, while the rum gently underscores the other aspects of the tobacco. The Lakeland essence is very obvious without drowning out the other toppings, though all the flavor additions sublimate the tobaccos to some extent. There are stronger Lakeland blends than this, and it may be that the other sweet additions temper it just a little. I wouldn’t pick for an entry level Lakeland smoker as there are lighter ones to start with, though the sweet level may be the very thing to hook a Lakeland newbie. It will ghost a pipe and a meer, too. Has a slightly more than mild nic-hit. The strength and taste is a little more than medium. The plug easily breaks apart with a knife to suit your preferred packing method. The flavorings and tobaccos meld well to create a cool, clean, creamy consistent taste from start to finish. No harsh or weak spots. Burns slow no matter what you do, unless you dice it. Leaves very little moisture in the bowl, and needs some relights. The lingering sweet after taste is very pleasant as is the room note. Not an all day smoke.

Essentially, this is the same review I posted for the flake version. The only differences I found were that the plug was a little smoother smoke, and that the Virginias have a more fermented taste to their sweetness. The vanilla seemed less obvious in the plug, whereas it’s slightly more likely to occasionally hit your taste buds in the flake cut.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1469)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth Enerdale Plug. This one gives off a complex aroma, a really busy one that's not overly strong but it's just a little hard to identify a certain smell, a large amount of additives! The plug is the normal standard with preparation, you know the drill, a sharp knife and a little tenacity is in order! If it's prepared correctly it lights up well and gives a good burn. The smoke is of a cool temperature with a bonus addition of no bite. The flavour of the smoke? Again it is complex! It falls into the category (for me) of a busy taste, one where it becomes a touch perplexing to identify a specific constituent. On that statement don't get me wrong, although it qualifies as busy it is a pleasing rich flavour. The quantity of toppings makes it problematic to separate the tobacco tastes, but as there are only two tobaccos there isn't too much to discern in that department I guess! The amount of nicotine is a larger one, unequivocally it won't suit taste only smokers! The room-note is a very perfume-esc smell, it without doubt would upset non-smokers! At the end of the pipe there is only a small amount of dottle, quite a rarity as normally I find a fair amount from plug blends but I suppose the dottle amount depends partly on the preparation quality! This tobacco makes for a full aromatic taste so I think it's a definite blend to try if you like your tobaccos to be lively!

Pipe Used: Peterson Dracula 999

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

2 people found this review helpful.