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A traditional tobacco containing Old Belt Virginia, cool and slow burning, with a very distinctive mahogany aroma, which non pipe smokers find particularly attractive.

Notes: Also available in flake form.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutBroken Flake
Packaging50 grams tin, bulk
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2647)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As I discern no differences between this and the flake version, I’m essentially repeating that review here.The old belt Virginia provides a lot of tangy dark fruit, light tart and tangy citrus, earth and wood, with a little vegetative grass. The floralness is very obvious, but loses a little strength in the last half of the experience. I also get a hint of Lakeland. It also sports a light perfume essence. The very woody, earthy, sour and sweet mahogany topping tones down the tobaccos a bit. Won’t bite or get harsh, but does sport a rough edge here and there. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. Burns cool, clean, and a little slow as broken flakes will with a mostly consistent sweet, sour, floral flavor that extends to the lingering after taste. The room note is a little stronger. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Not quite an all day smoke.


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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1980)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth - Mellow Mahogany.

I opened this up, not knowing what I'd get; the pouch said broken flake and this site said ready rubbed so I wasn't sure. Once opened, the pouch revealed some slightly broken flakes; nothing like I'd describe as 'ready rubbed', to be fair it's closer to being what I'd class as a Flake instead of a Broken Flake.

The pouch gave a slightly woody/floral smell and this comes over in the smoke; however, the smoke tastes a lot more woody than floral. As well as this flavour, I also get a kind of dark fruit sweetness from the smoke; this is nowhere near as prominent as the woody note but noticeable nonetheless.

I love the room note from this blend, it's one of the woodiest I've experienced! There's also an extra bonus; even though the note's quite full there's not a great deal of actual smoke in the room.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this; it's a very enjoyable smoke, it falls just short of full marks!


Pipe Used: Pedder Jeppesen

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Robert Graham

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