Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Brown Irish Sweet Apple

Brown Irish, the thicker version of Brown Bogie, is manufactured by spinning dark leaves into a rope, for a stout smoke. Flavoured with sweet apple for chewing or smoking. Brown Irish Sweet Apple- The main feature of this tobacco is the addition of inverted sugars and Sweet Apple to the 'filter' leaf. This is then spun into a rope form before being made into a roll which is cold-pressed overnight


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Apple
Cut Rope
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Very Mild
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Very Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

1.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 09, 2023 Extremely Strong Very Mild Medium Strong
Hefty stuff this. I can't say I could detect much apple, nor was it very sweet. Not far removed from Brown Bogie, it's a powerful tobacco for those times when a collosal dose of nicotine is needed - if smoked accidentally by someone expecting an aromatic it may cause terrifying and unexpected side effects...

Cut into the thinnest slices and rubbed out lightly it provides a mighty smoke and immediately invigorating nicotine hit. The flavour is leathery, woody and cigar like. A nicotine tingle in the mouth may progress to a harshness which is common to these very strong tobaccos. The side stream is smokey and slightly cigar like and doesn't offer much sweet apple. I can't imagine they sell much of this so perhaps the apple essence has evaporated in storage.

Smoke this in a clay pipe whilst digging a trench in the rain for the full "navvy" experience.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 11, 2017 Extremely Strong Very Mild Very Full Strong
Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish Sweet Apple.

The tobacco arrives in an exceedingly thick rope/twist. The smell from the pouch has a lot more apples than the smoke's taste. Due to the thickness I use a sharp knife to slice it, and then it's easy enough to rub.

The smoke? As I said, it's not overly apple-like. There is VERY subtle hint, but as the dark Virginia's so strong tasting (smoky and full) it would take a massive dose to affect it. The burn from B.I.S.A. can't be faulted, and the temperature's low.

There's enough nicotine to stop a tank in it's tracks, and I don't like the room-note.


Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Savinelli
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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