Samuel Gawith Demerara Flake
Hot pressed to give a well rounded and balanced tobacco: packed full of grassy, creamy and earthy flavours. Richer and bolder in comparison to Best Brown Flake but less punchy when compared to the iconic Full Virginia Flake. This offering uses a little Brown/Demerara sugar and cavendish to bring extra sweetness to the mix.
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Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming
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|May 01, 2016
|Mild to Medium
I would have never expected this tobacco to have any Cavendish at all, but I believe the description being provided here. Now that I come to think of it, yes, it has that "I don't know what" that is telling me there is uncased English Cavendish here of some sort. The flakes I got are pretty thick and difficult to crumble, but despite their moist content, it seems like they can be smoked right out of the tin. They look very dark in colour and the tin note reveals this is one of the Lakelands, but this does not show in your smoke. Also, I am getting a slight note to vinegar, if ever so slightly though, when I stick my nose in the tin for a sniff. And again, despite the moist content they don't seem to smoke hot, which is a bonus. The taste is sort of medium with a sweet note to it that is probably coming from the Cavendish itself. These flakes seem to release plenty of flavour and we all know that Demerara is a type of sugar. I haven't been able to produce as much smoke as I would with other blends I am more used to, but I think these flakes are meant to be smoked at a very low pace. As for progression with your smoke, they seem to evolve quite nicely every quarter of your bowl. This backy is almost 4 stars, but thinner flakes would have done the trick, so I am only willing to rate with 3.
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