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Kendal Loose – Black Cavendish. Dark fired Virginias slowly cooked to a jet black finish. Smooth, strong, cool character. Ideal for blending. A medium cut pipe tobacco.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeCavendish Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish
CutCoarse Cut
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Mild to Medium
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal's Black Cavendish.

It arrives damp, but not as bad as some; that's you, Samuel Gawith!

This is primarily for blending, so there's not much to say regarding smoking it neat. It's a cool burn, gives thick smoke, doesn't bite, and has only a little nicotine. If not used for manufacturing your own blend it would be good if you want something to reduce heat and harshness without imparting lots of false flavour.

Two stars neat, four stars for blending, three stars overall:


Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Various

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najanaja73 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
najanaja73 (4)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Slightly spicy sweet smell. Slightly moist, could do with a few minutes drying. Smooth, cool, fairly slow burning. Weak nicotiine wise, but very sweet, creamy smoke. Sweet, slightly fruity very pleasant room note.

Overall: Flavourful and sweet. Slow cool burning. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma.

Pipe Used: Bent Egg

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: Black Swan

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DrDyson Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrDyson (148)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I agree with Juna Gu that this is a very worthwhile mixer (I don't care for it straight, though). It goes very nicely, I find, with Gawith and Hoggarth's Curly Cut and Broken Scotch Cake - two tobaccos that are rather lacking in flavour and body; also with Samuel Gawith's Medium Virginia Flake/Golden Glow. It's fun to experiment with proportions until you hit the nail on the head. Expensive fun, perhaps, but fun nonetheless. It might be worthwhile to add some to Ogden's Gold Block, too, though I haven't tried that yet.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30116)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

I bought this for mixing, but I've tried it straight also. It's good. A ribbon or shag cut, not too fine, packs easily, smokes easily. Doesn't leave much residue (I have dried it out a tad) except perhaps a little sticky white ash speckling the bowl. The taste is smooth, cool and the strength is quite acceptable. A good smoke when you are feeling a little delicate perhaps. I've smoked it mixed with Kendal Kentucky, which makes for a nice smoke. Seems to do the job well.

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