Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Kentucky Nougat

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."


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Cream, Other / Misc
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk, 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.13 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 26, 2013 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 17, 2021 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
PurchasedFrom: Black Swan Shoppe
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 21, 2017 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
PurchasedFrom: Havana-Magasinet (tobacconist in Stavanger, Norway)
Age When Smoked: 2 months in a jar before smoking
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