Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Revor Plug

A blend of flue and fire cured tobaccos pressed and baked into a glossy black bar. Favoured by experienced pipesmokers who demand a strong cool satisfying smoke.
Notes: Revor Plug was originally an own label product made in the SCWS (Scottish Cooperative Wholesale Society ) factory in Glasgow, and sold only through Scottish Cooperative stores. Production was moved to the CWS (Cooperative Wholesale Society) factory in Manchester, and when the CWS stopped tobacco manufacture it was taken over by Manchester Tobacco. MT was taken over in it's turn by Japan Tobacco who eventually closed their manufacturing operations in the UK in the 2000s. Before this happened though production of Revor had been moved to GH in Kendal.


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Kentucky, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Plug
Packaging 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.74 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 29, 2018 Mild to Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable
It must be me, all the other reviews for this are exuberant, I'm not, not the slightest. I found and still do after three bars of the stuff that it's a mediocre smoke, good for when I'm working, with its lack of relights, but not a WOW factor to be seen. Maybe I expect more from a toby with such reviews, or maybe you lot need new taste buds, something doesn't gel. I bought 3 bars over time and yes, I'll smoke it but it simply does not make me sit up. Pleasant enough to cart around in the shop and hack a chunk off for a smoke but nothing to perch on the porch watching the sunset with. Its useful for summer months in that it doesn't appear to warm the bowl, but not so good with cold hands weather. I'd allow this a 2.5 if I could. Ease of smoking , prep, lighting can't be faulted but flavour and taste nah, lacking for me. Nicotine is fine tho' not wondrous, I haven't seen any heavier regrowth of chest hair either. No thud, no kick. All day work toby for me.
Pipe Used: Cobs, B10, 999, Sav320, whatever I have to hand.
PurchasedFrom: cgars
Age When Smoked: 6 months glassed
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Jul 08, 2015 Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is by far my favorite tobacco. Twice a year I take a trip overseas and I then ship as much as I can fill into several boxes from the base post office. This is a true English Tobacco that deserves 5 stars hands down. I smoke it daily and from the second I open that pouch my mouth starts salivating like a dog waiting for its meal. Breaks up and packs ever so nice in any pipe. The smell is just what tobacco be. Strong and solid. You know it is there. It can be slow to light but when lit burns strong and long. This is a very slow smoke to have at the end of the day. It really needs to be sipped. Best ticket in town. When I bring this to my pipe club everyone always asks for some. This is my number one smoke and I keep 10 pipes just for this blend.
Pipe Used: London wall
PurchasedFrom: London England
Age When Smoked: pouch in plastic tubs
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 22, 2014 Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable
Oh yes. We likes it. It takes the nozzle of a harrier jump jet to get it going, but then it just burns and burns. It is the coolest smoke ever experienced, so much so that I believe this plug is cursed in some way. Smoke it and a natural disaster happens on the other side of the world.

Nice nicotine hit, mainly due to the fact you will not believe how cool a smoke it is. You immediately turn into a steam train, pulling huge clouds of smoke with every inhale, thinking 'my god this is cool' and then you get that feeling at the bottom of your throat where it goes all jittery, threatening hiccups.

You know what it looks like from all the other reviews, so now I shall attempt to describe its taste. Here are my thoughts -or a mood board let's call it. *Some descriptions have been stolen from others*

Rump steak - aniseed - cinder toffee - treacle - peat - salt - pepper - asphalt

So there it is. I did also think of latakia when I first lit it, but this is some other tobacco pretending to be latakia.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 05, 2014 Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
A fabulous tasting tobacco that is the best plug I have tried and so easy to prepare.Not strong to me being a seasoned piper and I am off to the Pool tomorrow to buy a couple more packs.Cheap stuff too.Possibly the finest tasting baccy of all time and I have tasted loads.
Pipe Used: falcons bewlays petersons ect
PurchasedFrom: liverpool
Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 16, 2012 Strong Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable
This is a plug that I can crumble with my fingers, which makes it way more portable and easier to deal with than Peterson's Perfect Plug. Like most plugs, lacking moisture, it burns evenly and consistently. A very dry smoke, but cool enough that I've never been bitten despite a wet summer's worth of trying.

The four stars come from: 1: ease of burn 2: lightly floral smell and aftertaste 3: more than enough nicotine to make me a little unbalanced after a medium bowl 4: it is different enough from my usual 'English' blends and latakias that I feel like I always need to have something like this around.

It is just a really nice smoke, the sort that I can enjoy 'after hours', when everyone is asleep and there are no calls on my time; just me, my pipe and the promise of bed shortly thereafter.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 28, 2009 Strong Very Mild Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I'm in love! I would do cartwheels if I were physically able to do so! This stuff it great! This is another I was fortunate enough to recieve in a trade from a forum brother on SmokersForums and I don't know whether to be happy or sad. This is so good and so hard to get if at all in the US. But to be able to experience it right now is sublime! This comes in a pouch containing a long rectangular block of very dark, pressed from large flakes non oily tobacco. It has the aroma of 1792 flake and to be honest, it reminds me of a much richer version of 1792 and also reminds me vey much of Irish XX Rope. I like both but this blend seems to combine those two in a perfect combination. It is hard in the block but easy to pel off strips and I let mine set out to dry for a little while. I then rubbed up up and leaded in a Pete 302 Pete System pipe. Once I first lit the pipe, well actually several times as it's hard to light, I was in shere bliss. This blend is sweet as can be, no artificial sweetness either. It has along with the sweetness a kind of sweet and sour tartness I like a lot. The smoke is thick and creamy and it kinda clings to your pallette and facial hair. With the cup of French roast coffee I drank while smoking it, well it just made life perfect for awhile. It does require relights a few times as it burns very slow, and it burns down to a dark grey ash and very little dottle in the bottom of the pipe. This tobacco is so rich and full it's almost like eating a meal of it. This has to be the best of the best from the UK. I highly recommend it and I know would be my regular blend if it were available to me in the US. Did I say I was in love!?
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 16, 2008 Very Strong Extremely Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Can you say delicious? I knew you could.

A nicely crafted jet-black stick of dark Virginia. Easy to shave into shag with a sharp knife. A wee bit of drying time, a light fill, two vestas, your steel belted panty hose and you're off to the races.

Strong stuff. I don't advise smoking this in the morning after a few cups of coffee and a bran muffin if there is any chance you're going to get stuck in traffic. This is wonderful tobacco, but it does carry an *SPF 5,000 rating.

*(Sphincter Pucker Factor)
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 23, 2008 Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable to Strong
This is a wonderful plug by G&H. It is perhaps the coolest tobac I have ever smoked, which can get you in trouble if smoked too fast as it has a good dose of nico. It is my quess that this is a virginia base with oriental and maybe some latakia and kentucky. I get a chocolate note in the background along with a very slight hint of pine?, but, as I am no expert in these matters this should be taken with a grain of salt. No one on earth can do ropes, flakes and plugs like the Brits, lets hope these tobac Masters will be plying their trade for a long time to come.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 13, 2022 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable
Another fine tobacco that I was able to sample today at a Cigar and Pipe Store from a fellow pipe club member AKA Italian Stallion. This is a nice dark plug about 3 inches long and an inch wide. A part of the end was cut up and rubbed out. To me this one smoked smoother, and seemed to have less nicotine than say, Bold Kentucky, Old Dark Fired, Rustica, etc. I really enjoyed this in a cob which I think (though probably not true) provides a better flavor profile than say in a briar. I just seem to pair this type of tobacco with a Corn Cob. Maybe a Southern thing, who knows. Lots of beautiful smoke pouring from my pipe and no Lakeland essence that I could detect. Reading the history of this blend was very interesting on this page. If I did not have so much baccy, I would buy some.
Pipe Used: General Coirn Cob
PurchasedFrom: Sample
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 26, 2020 Strong Mild Very Full Tolerable
Packet note is dark chocolate, molasses, moist broken earth, black bark, dark liquorice. The kind of dark chocolate essence that’s so dark it absorbs all around it.

If you were to visit a forest on a wet day following a bush fire and took a handful of earth, you’d be holding rubbed Revor Plug. It resembles blackened, sodden, crumbled tree bark. It cuts and rubs effortlessly, but it needs a good few hours to dry and rest.

So much darkness. It’s the first tobacco which, on the retrohale, doesn’t really kick or peak, it just deepens and broods. Revor is pure 100% dark chocolate without ever becoming overpowering or bitter. That’s not to say it’s not singularly complex. You get earth, nuts, molasses and dark wood, you just don’t get anything else. If you could strip Condor of it's complex casings you'd have something similar but brighter. If you've had an Asylum 13 cigar, it’s that.

I got myself in trouble with Revor the same way I do with a dark chocolate. I eat continuously hunting for any top notes to cut through the abyss; salt, sweetness, spice. Without realising it I’ve eaten the whole bar and I’ve got a headache, craving a sugar cube or a salt lick. I’m used to strong tobaccos, but this is a monster and the first pipe tobacco which has left me spinning and reaching for the ginger ale. This however may be down to my impatience. This smokes exceptionally cool and full. You’ll die from the nicotine before it bites you.

Sadly I don’t think I’d buy it again. For my tastes it’s only 80% complete in the same way that I consider pure dark chocolate, dark stouts or dark meats incomplete since the purest examples lack those top notes to balance them. Some of my favourite tobaccos are dark but typically with the salt and spice of malawi and indian to cut through. This is for true dark lovers who can chew cacao nibs laced with meth amphetamine and not only survive but feel a deep sense of satisfaction.

I rate this tobacco highly even though I know I’m too uncultured to really appreciate it. Despite nearly ending myself with it, I was pleased to see that right at the very moment I knew I’d gone too far, the entire bowl had burnt to fine ash and had smoked to the bottom. As a smoking fuel it has performed better than any tobacco I’ve ever smoked. It does ask that you relight it frequently but to my mind, a great tobacco will go into standby when neglected yet relight effortlessly.

If you’re about dark chocolate then this is it. I’m personally going to mix this with Condor.
Pipe Used: Dr Plumb Briar
PurchasedFrom: GQ
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