Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Balkan Mixture

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. takes the finest Virginia tobacco and dark fire-cured tobacco from India and expertly blends them with Latakia to give the smoker a unique taste and aroma for this Balkan Mixture.


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Mixture
Packaging 50 grams tin, bulk
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

3.17 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 03, 2003 Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong
In my quest to replace Sobranie 759 I am a sucker for anything labeled "Balkan". Under truth in advertising laws, G&H may have a problem here. Without the "Balkan" label, I would not even have thought Balkan with this one. The spicy elements apparent in my reference Balkans like Odyssey, Charing Cross and Balkan Sasieni are just not present. The G&H version is moderately strong in latakia, but is not particularly smooth and there is just not the multiple flavors present in a good Balkan.

This blend was received from in very moist condition and the blend has a lot of long ribbons that I prefer to break down. It is very dark, there is almost no lighter ribbons or flakes. The latakia is not particularly smoky or sweet and, frankly, is a little too pungent for me. The smoke has a little harshness to it that makes it a difficult smoke.

This is my first try at a G&H. The tobacco is of high quality, but is a disappointment to me. I have now smoked just three bowls. I think my pipe club will get the rest.
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