Samuel Gawith Westmorland Mixture

Westmorland Mixture is a well balanced combination of bright Virginias, Cyprian latakia, and cavendishes. It is lightly sweetened and wonderfully round and subtle.


Brand Samuel Gawith
Series Kendal Mayor's Collection
Blended By Samuel Gawith
Manufactured By Samuel Gawith
Blend Type English
Contents Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin, bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.66 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 30, 2005 Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Appearance and Tin Aroma: Typical broad ribbon cut. Smells musty and slightly fruity.

Packing and Lighting: It is a little moist when first opened. I let my tin open for about an hour before I tried to smoke. Packing was easy and lit 2-3 lights max.

Initial Flaor: This is similar to Peterson's Old Dublin, but with a casing added which reminds me of "Juicy Fruit" gum.

Mid-Bowl: This blend does not do anything bad. It is in the lighter end of medium strength. The casing mixes well with the leaves. It gets in the zone where temp. and flavor are nicely balanced.

Bottom of Bowl: Leaves a mottled dry ash when done with almost no moisture. Strength and nicotine build up stayed on the medium side. Not quite as full as "Old Dublin"

Overall: This is another fine quality blend from SG. It has an excellent composition, every part of the blend compliments the other. The casing is very light, but noticable. Unfortunately, this style of blend is not what I generally go for. Will I keep a tin or two in the cellar? Yes, but I think I will only smoke this blend once in a great while. Those who like an occasional aromatic will find comfort in this blend. No bitterness, no wet dottle, light to medium strength, and a tolerable rome note. well done, SG, now where did I put my tin of Commonwealth?
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 11, 2005 Mild Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable
I am always wary of english blends with cavendish. Somehow it doesn't seem like a good fit. When I tried 965, I did a complete 180. Westmorland is another sweet english that fits in that realm. In fact, I think it beats out 965. The flavor changes subtlely throughout the smoke. The quality of the blend itself is as you would expect to come from Gawith. Perhaps this would be a good second step into the land of English blends for those beginning that path.
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Jun 22, 2005 Medium Mild Mild Tolerable
Since this poor weed is getting such poor reviews I thought I would throw in my two cents worth. I have only smoked about half a tin, not enough really to write a truly informed review. But I still think this tobacco deserves better than the one star it has received so far. In fact I think it deserves much better. It seems to me that the good folks at Sam Gawith, and at Gawith and Hogarth for that matter, have decided that they have to produce blends for the American market. Perhaps so as to get a piece of the Latakia action. But this does not mean that they have left behind the incredible and unique flavouring techniques that have made them either loved or hated by all. Westmorland, Sam's Flake and Chocolate Flake are pure Lakeland tradition. Indeed, Westmorland is more or less what I would expect from dear old Sam, and is definitely my favourite of the Mayor's Collection. When smoking it however one needs to keep in mind that this is not an attempt to update Squadron Leader, or Skiff or Commonwealth, nor is it a cousin to the new Balkan Flake. Indeed, it seems to me that if you wanted to place this somewhere I would say its far more in keeping with such classics as St. Bruno or Three Nuns. And yet at the same time it is something else all together. As you work your way through the bowl there are periodic bursts of Latakia and the whole smoke has a certain spicy sweetness to it. The room note is that of a mild latakia blend, but the general experience is that of a sweetened and flavoured Virginia. My recommendation then is that if you are looking for a Latakia blend then stear clear. But if you are looking for an update on a classic English taste then this tobacco is well worth the effort, and definitely a worthy addition to Sam Gawith's incredible line of tobaccos.
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