Samuel Gawith Cabbie's Mixture

A Virginia and perique twist hand rolled, then hand sliced. A sweet natural Virginia taste takes centre stage when lit with the perique, giving a spicy undertone to the flavour.


Brand Samuel Gawith
Blended By Samuel Gawith
Manufactured By Samuel Gawith
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Cut Curly Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.49 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 16, 2016 Medium to Strong Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I bought several tins of this, in anticipation of enjoying it from previous reviews here on Cabbie's Mixture. I smoked one tin, and did enjoy it very much. The tobacco was very nice, and there was a piquant taste to it, I guess from the Perique. Then, part way into the second tin, I got hit with the famous/infamous Lakeland floral/tonquin taste. To me, it was suddenly pure soap in my mouth, and I hate that taste. I have seen pictures of the Gawith factory online, and see the ancient two hundred year old plus machines caked in tobacco from years past. The place looks like a dump, and it could be that they have never cleaned their tobacco making equipment since they got it in 1792, They may sweep their floor, but otherwise the place is a mess. My guess is that when they apply the soap to the other tobaccos, it cannot help but spread the soap where it was not intended to go, because there is no cleaning up, and no where else for it to go, but onto other tobacco. Cabbie's Mixture is not supposed to have any flavoring added to it, but I got enough of their soap in my tobacco, to quit this blend. So sorry, cause I started to like it, and still have some left over.
Pipe Used: Ser Jacopo
Age When Smoked: A few months
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 23, 2016 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
Soft coins of VaPer. Smells nice in the tin. Very moist. After a brief dry I loaded my pipe. Grassy, boring. No change in character as the bowl was smoked down. Tasted something strange. Couldn't put my finger on it. Few days later I rubbed some up for another go. Dried it out for 20 min or so. Pure soap taste. Couldn't smoke it. It is nice in presentation and feel but man did they get this wrong. I don't understand the reviews that praise this blend, but to each is own. Don't think I would even pass this full tin along. What a shame.
Pipe Used: Peterson bent dublin
PurchasedFrom: SmokingPipes
Age When Smoked: New tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 19, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant
Most people seem to love this stuff but in my experience for the price you pay it's just mediocre at best and hot air at worse.

Fresh out the tin it's a lot like most SG tobaccos, it's sopping wet and near unsmokable. It'll bite terribly and require many relights.

After drying, a young tin is just bland. No flavor really comes forward, it's just a muted hot air.

After leaving a dried tin to age for about 2 years and there's some improvement but really nothing to write home about. The virginia gives a little sweetness the perique gives some sour stone fruit and pepper. But at the end of the day waiting a year or two for mediocrity is just beyond the pale.

I see no reason to buy Cabbies again when there's so many better VaPers that are great right out of the tin, age or not. Solani Virginia Flake, SG St James Flake, Germains Royal Jersey Perique, Reiner Blend 71 to name a few.
PurchasedFrom: GQ
Age When Smoked: New and 2 years.
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