Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader

Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader pipe tobacco epitomises the traditional English tobacco. Blended dark and bright Virginias, together with Latakia and Turkish leaf results in a perfect, medium bodied product which gives a rich and slow burning smoke.


Brand Samuel Gawith
Blended By Samuel Gawith
Manufactured By Samuel Gawith
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
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
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.37 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 06, 2006 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
A fairly complex smoke. I detected hints of leather, mint and spice. All this playing over a delicate sweetness.

Beautiful in the tin. Flecks of green, brown, tan, gold, black and yellow. Good stuff in all of my English blend pipes.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 30, 2002 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable
Another offering from my good friend Peterpuffer, Squadron Leader may be the Holy Grail of pipe Tobacco [if you enjoy English blends].

The cut is a fairly coarse so it?s well suited for ?breezy day? smoking. Although there?s absolutely no need to rub it out or otherwise molest it for an even-burning indoor smoke.

IMHO, the S.L is reminiscent of a Balkan blend... yet mild. Shortly into the bowl, the blend yields to a Turkish pallet of flavors fond to those who favor the Balkan blends. However, the overall mildness allows a slight hue of the Virginia?s natural sweetness to present an almost ?woodsy? tone.

S.L. goes extremely well with Pusser?s British Navy Rum [or if you?re Peterpuffer ? Bombay Gin].

Room aroma... bugger off _sshole! The only people who can appreciate room aroma is... everyone but the Pipe Smoker. And frankly, I don?t give a sh_t how it smells to you. Pouch aroma... it smells like tobacco J_rkoff!

Once again, if you enjoy English blends than Squadron Leader is a must. If you don?t, than you deserve to have your pipe b_tch slapped out of your mouth.

And to our friends at Samuel Gawith... you are forgiven for that abomination known as Grouse-Moor.
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