Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. No. 25 Mixture

No. 25 Mixture: this blend is another one for the smoker devoted to latakia. bright Virginias (53%) are blended predominantly with light burleys (17%), but the introduction of some dark sun-cured (10%) helps to both cool and sweeten the smoke. Finally, the addition of latakia (20%) gives the blend its main character.


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type English
Contents Burley, Latakia, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.68 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 09, 2019 Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Well not every English made English, can be a great English. This one fell flat for me. The 20% Latakia was present and did give the mix the associated odor, but the smoked product lacked beef (those juicy Oriental flavors in richer versions were missing).

The cut was very light, dry, and bouncy (the 1oz bag of dark blonde leaves, puffed up into a 2oz pillow). The ribbon reminded me of their Kendal shag products, or some cheaply made Aromatic. In itself, this wasn't the issue. The resulting smoke was just flat and the taste left me wanting more.

Not all English blends have to turn your tongue to leather, but even milder ones should remind me of charcoal smoldering in a fireplace. Still, there was nothing inherently wrong with #25, so I won't begrudge fans of it, but your money will be better spent on Peterson's reissue of those classic Dunhill blends (965/Nightcap), or go for the gold with some Nat Sherman 536.

This could be considered an entry point for someone new to English blends, but if your goal is to try a juicy Italian Sausage, why order a hot dog first?
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