Blended from superior golden African Virginias, Burleys and mellow black cavendish, with a mellow topping of creamy toffee and cocoa.

Notes: Due to EU regulations, this is renamed and sold in those countries as "Kentucky N."

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Cream, Other / Misc
PackagingBulk, 50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3023)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The very rich toffee and cream provide much of what you will taste. There’s a light chocolate that lays under the other toppings. They sublimate the tobaccos to fair extent, though you'll notice them just a tad more in the last third of the smoke. The black cavendish acts as a sweet smoothing base for the other components. The gold Virginia have a little grass, and some citrus, though the citrus doesn’t peek out too often. The burley is hardly noticeable. The nicotine level is a little past the mild threshold. Won’t bite or get harsh. Burns at a moderate rate if you give it a light dry time; cool, clean with a silky, creamy sweetness that never weakens. Leaves some moisture in the bowl, but avoids goop and dottle. Has a very pleasant, lingering after taste and room note. This aromatic is made for beginners and experienced smokers.


20 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth - Kentucky Nougat.

This has a very sweet unlit aroma to it where you can identify the added aromatics. Moistness is good, making it quite easy to light up. The smoke from this has a very toffee/cream like flavour to it which I find lovely as its easily recognizable but not too heavy for my tastes and it also allows for the Cavendish/Virginia's to be detected. Nicotine content is fairly light and it gives no tongue bite whatsoever. The toffee/cream flavour does not seem to dissipate any as the bowl burns on. The room note with this one is nothing to shout home about as it is a fairly standard Virginia with only a very slight sweetness to it but still not at all unpleasant.

It will suit those of us who are new to aromatics as it is not overpowering or it would be good for beginners.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

13 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

It has been many years since I smoked Kentucky Nougat. I guess it is still being made. I picked up about a dozen G&H blends from a UK website back before the English government threatened tobacco sellers with everything but death if they shipped tobacco overseas. This was one of the lightest (Nicotine wise) G&H blends that I ever smoked - and a top of the line natural aromatic that reminded me of Hazelnut coffee as I smoked. Each puff was sweet and delicious. The Virginia leaf was quality all the way and lightly toasted. After smoking my two ounces in the same pipe, I got the same effect smoking just about any other blend in that same pipe for the next two years. Yes, this blend leaves its mark wherever it goes.

11 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

Kentucky Nougat;

Star Rating = 3.85;

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;

Pouch Note = 10;

Room Note = 10;

Flavor = 10;

Bite = 10;

Burn = 10;

After Taste = 9;

Raw Score = 59;

Rated Percentage = 98%;

Comment = Very Smooth, Very Mild, Mellow, enjoyable light Cherry Flavor

9 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

Never before have I had to stop smoking a tobacco mid-bowl because it was so unpleasant!The smell of the fresh tobacco itself is appealing-reminiscent of cream soda and rather pleasant but once lit in a pipe the taste is really disappointing. If I had to describe it I would say a mix between pot pourri and baby powder with the occasional sour kick. The smoke itself was mild and thin- too mild (coming from someone who favours mild tobacco). I tried hard to like this tobacco but as mentioned I stopped well before the bowl was done- testament to the truly appalling flavour. I am in the uk where tobacco isn't cheap, so it's rare that I would abandon a fresh purchase so easily but the sheer displeasure of smoking this overcame tight budgets and has forced me to put this at the back of the shelf- fate to be determined in time!Seriously not one even worth trying to see for yourself, I would strongly encourage others to give this a miss to save time,money and foul flavour.

6 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Extremely Mild Mild Very Mild Very Pleasant

If you are a beginner like myself then this tobacco is ideal. It is extremely smooth, very very gentle on the palate and hasn't caused me any tongue bite yet. The Nougat is very obvious and this is an almost too sweet smoke. It does taste very much like sucking a toffee.

I think seasoned pipe smokers would find it very bland indeed, but for a beginner, particularly breaking in a new pipe, it is delicious.

5 people found this review helpful.

BROBS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
BROBS (67)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Very light on the palate, yet to me the smoke/tobacco really comes through more than in other "light" aromatics. My wife complained of the smoke smelling like cigars and she normally likes my pipe smoke aroma... she's getting used to it though. ;) I can't tell when I'm smoking it, as it has a great flavor that really comes through the smoke. Leaves a good room note in my opinion, maybe a bit stronger than some others. Doesn't bite AT ALL and burns well, I was able to get it to produce a good amount of pluming smoke.. Has a perfect moisture content and smokes superb. This is one I will keep on hand in the cellar and buy more of whenever it's available. Is it an all-day smoke? Very much so... it's an all-year smoke.

Pipe Used: Vauen, Comoy, BC, Rattrays, Kriswill, Dunhill

Age When Smoked: cellared 1 month to 1 year

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

4 people found this review helpful.

RonR Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RonR (85)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium Tolerable


I really enjoyed this blend. An aromatic that does not bite, stays consistent throughout the bowl and needs minimal relights. Nice amount of nicotine in it as well which I have not found in many aro’s. Burns fairly clean, does leave some stickiness to the bowl afterwards. I could not dry this stuff out no matter how many days I left it out haha...

I plan on securing more to smoke again however not sure I would cellar it very hard. Great blend to mix the rotation up at times.

Pipe Used: Cobs only

3 people found this review helpful.

Contemplative Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Contemplative (29)
Medium to Strong Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

I don't usually like sweet or sweetish tobaccos, but this stuff is excellent. The flavour is very pleasant indeed, the aroma equally so. It's not too sweet, not cloying.

Black and light brown baccy cut mostly into small ribbons. Easy to pack in your pipe. Burns very evenly and slowly, which we all know doesn't happen too often with baccys. Very satisfying - no lingering disappointment here. I smoked it same day as purchase, a few days ago, and the subsequent days, but although initially distinctly moist the baccy still smokes very well. It also dried quite quickly in my leather baccy pouch, but isn't too dry.

Even if you don't go for anything remotely sweet, you'll still like this (he sez, in defiance of some previous reviews), and your initial impression might well be one approaching Nirvana.

I've smoked this occasionally over the last decade or more, but lately have been asking myself why on earth I haven't smoked it more. I'm sure I will buy it much more often now.

Pilgrims Shop in Canterbury (Kent) sells it loose from large tins. If you're visiting, I can recommend parking in Morrison's underground car park for free (1 1/2 hours maximum), then walk round to the shop. Takes about 7 minutes.

Pipe Used: Peterson meerschaum, Barling straight grain.

Age When Smoked: Same day.

Purchased From: Pilgrims Shop, 68 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, UK.

3 people found this review helpful.

DraganArkan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DraganArkan (1)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

It's very interested aromatic mixture with excellent taste. This tobacco is for lovers of aromatic tobacco. The taste is very original. I can really recommend this tobacco.

Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal

Purchased From: www.etrafika.cz

3 people found this review helpful.

Scottaylor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Scottaylor (13)
Mild Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I find this blend a pleasant and un-demanding smoke with a mild but interesting flavour profile. The packet note is quite sweet with a scent that is unsurprising given it's name and the moisture level is perfect and stays that way if stored correctly. Visually the picture is dominated by black Cavendish but highlighted by strands of light virginia. Lighting is easy as is keeping the offering lit and the first half of the bowl rewards you with every bit of flavour that the packet note suggests. As the second half of the bowl arrives the sweet nougat flavour subsides slightly to allow more of the tobacco flavours to come forward though the whole experience stays sweet due to the high concentration of black Cavendish. I find that though the whole experience is quite sweet it at no point ever becomes sickly as can often happen with many aro's. If sweet is your thing then you should enjoy this blend as it is easy going and undrematic in a good way. It would definitely be a good starting point for someone who is new to pipe smoking.

Pipe Used: chacom calabash

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My smoking shop

2 people found this review helpful.

CarlosGardel Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CarlosGardel (15)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

I like GH’s tobaccos a lot. I like them so much that I allow myself to try blends I would otherwise never ever consider. Kentucky Nougat is one of those, clearly out of my comfort zone. When unlit it smell like nougat, vanilla, a very little chocolate. It burns slow, fresh, clean, just enough sweet. Top quality cavendish indeed, as anything frown GH, among the best I tried. I clearly favour this kind of aromatics over Danish blends. Would I buy it again? No, I’m into Virginia flakes with a stronger nicotine charge and that addictive Lakeland flavour.

Pipe Used: Radice, Ser Jacopo

Age When Smoked: Fresh from counter

Purchased From: Two Lions, Lugano, CH

2 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

This is a blend I haven't see available in the US. I got it from an overseas friend. Mixed with a bit of blending Latakia, this blend is top notch. Perfect sweetness without being overpowering or cloying. If you can find this, definitely give it a go!

Paired well with a morning coffee for me.

2 people found this review helpful.

garydobbs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
garydobbs (20)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

I found this full flavored and very earthy. It came a little damp out of the pouch but after a little drying out is smoked well. Toffee and fruit can be detected and the further down the pipe you go the richer the taste becomes. Very nice indeed

2 people found this review helpful.

patriot1314 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
patriot1314 (2)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I normally smoke the stronger blends but I was looking for something by way of a change that I could alternate with from time to time. I headed to my local tobacconist for a jar sniffing session and settled on this one which had a rich, sweet, toffee scent, about as far removed from Condor, Old Dark Fired or Royal Yacht as it's possible to get. Many years ago, Benson and Hedges Mellow Virginia was a big seller in the OTC blends. It still is although nowadays it's called Special Virginia and it has lost a lot of that special something that set it apart and made everyone within a certain radius know exactly what you were smoking. This is the nearest thing I've found to those 1970's days with Special Virginia. I taste no citrus at all and only mild traces of chocolate but I am getting lost in the wonderful taste and smell of toffee and cream. It lights at the first time of asking and few if any relights are required. This is wonderful stuff, I will certainly be getting much more of it. Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Straight Falcon with Dover Bowl

Age When Smoked: Fresh as a daisy

Purchased From: TH Dalling, Ayr, Scotland

Similar Blends: 1970's Mellow Virginia.

1 person found this review helpful.

Calum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Calum (2)
Very Mild Medium to Strong Medium Overwhelming

Bought into the good reviews on this one...wish I hadn't. I've never had to dump a bowl so soon before. It was like smoking burnt marshmallows. I gave it away to a friend who I could then not stand to be around as the smell from this is nauseating - synthetic chocolate and candle wax!

Pipe Used: MM Cutty

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Black Swan Shoppe

1 person found this review helpful.

Courtney Fish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Courtney Fish (33)
Mild Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Delicious caramel toffee tin aroma but with discernible tobacco aroma too. Very pleasant room note, like if Thornton’s sold tobacco... that would be a shop I would visit often and indeed this is a tobacco I have come back to a number of times. Sweetish smoke, probably from more from the high quantity of cavendish than any casing/topping. Good continuous flavour with general toasted/caramel/cocoa flavours from casing but also very distinctly from the burley included in the blend. Not enough virgina for my taste and although consistent, the mild flavour becomes a little boring after 20 minutes or so. Quite wet with some dottle at the end of the bowl but zero bite experienced. Material/size of bowl has virtually no impact on the flavour. Nothing earth shattering but good enough that I keep coming back to it.

Pipe Used: peterson, Falcon, Carey, MM

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the tobacconist

Purchased From: Local tobacconist

Similar Blends: Most other GH blends.

1 person found this review helpful.

timmybhoy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
timmybhoy (2)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

This sickly sweet aromatic is a joy to smoke, you can almost eat the creamy and chocolate nougaty scent. It is quite mild and perfect for a slow relaxing smoke, The tobacco arrives quite damp but it doesn't seem to present any problems and keeps lit fine. For those who want to dabble into the world of aromatics I would recommend this blend.

Pipe Used: Adsorba

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: uktobacco.com

Similar Blends: Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - American Blend Coffee Caramel.

1 person found this review helpful.

Gordon Tavistock Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gordon Tavistock (23)
Mild to Medium Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I may be wrong, but from what I can find of info online (and according to the label in my local tobacconist) this is one of the Gawith, Hoggarth & Co blends that is sold under the Kendal brand – so perhaps the entry here at TR should be changed to "Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. - Kendal Kentucky Nougat"? I'm a little confused about what the difference between the Kendal blend and all the other GH&Co blends are, to be honest.


My first impression of this tobacco was really bad. Ashy, harsh and chemical from the very first puff. As I was reading some very good reviews of the blend here at TR, however, I kept puffing. As I moved to a less windy spot, I actually managed to get a fairly decent smoke out of this blend. Smoked carefully, it was ok for what it is: a simple aromatic blend lots of the flavour that you can smell in the pouch. I don't demand anything more from a standard bulk aromatic, other than no harshness from the flavouring. This tobacco does not live up to that, unfortunately, as the chemical and harsh taste had a tendency to return by the slightest increase in my puffing and sometimes just randomly.

I guess room note is fantastic for non-smokers (I smoke outside, but the smell of the smoke coming from my bowl was like plain caramel or chocolate).

Needs a lot of drying, as it comes at the same consistency and moisture level as tea leaves - after you brewed your pot. When dried, however, it burns well. Requires more than the average amount of relights, as is expected with an aromatic. No bite. Leaves some moisture in the bowl.

Edit may 2020: I am not chucking the last few bowls worth of this blend into the recycling. I assumed I would be in the mood for it from time to time, so I kept it, but that has not happened. Just tried it one last time, and that simply confirmed my initial impression. Try something like Solani Red Label if you want an aromatic that performs better. After all, this one is put to far better use as bio fuel for the city's busses, together with other kitchen scraps, than as storage-filler in this over-priced rental market. I'll get the bus next time I go to my local tobacco shop. Circle of life.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Grezza 104

Age When Smoked: 2 months in a jar before smoking

Purchased From: Havana-Magasinet (tobacconist in Stavanger, Norway)

1 person found this review helpful.

MI_puffer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
MI_puffer (4)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Im a tool yes for using a Nougat pipe for a nougat tobacco, sue me. I am in general not a fan of heavily flavored or aromatic tobaccos, they tend to leave a coated feeling that I cant move past.

But this blend is the opposite. You get the flavor through and through. It doesn't fade, it doesn't really build from the bowls I've smoked. It stays steady and lasts, enjoyable from the first to last puff. It is very sweet so if that is not your thing, dont bother, But it truly does taste like smoking Nougat, half my life as a chef and baker has taught me that flavor. I love it. comforting and soothing when relaxed and invigorating when on the go. Something I will relish for a long time.

Pipe Used: Chacom nougat panel

Age When Smoked: Less than a year

Purchased From: Watch City

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Sangagor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Sangagor (77)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Unnoticeable

Fresh tobacco smels after chocolate, cream and vanilla, maybe a hint of floral. There is also nutiness in taste after lighting. Acutate moisture, need only few relights. Left pleasant aftertaste. One of the best lakeland tobacco out there.

Pipe Used: Savineli 315KS, BPK 6164

Age When Smoked: 1 year

Purchased From: etrafika.cz

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