Samuel Gawith Jubilee 2012

The new limited edition Jubilee 2012 pipe tobacco celebrates The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Samuel Gawith's 220th year of producing fine English tobaccos. Samuel Gawith have packed 50 grams of a celebratory blend of Virginias and black cavendish with the fizz of champagne.
Notes: Samuel Gawith have produced the new pipe tobacco tins in three different designs to mark this special occasion.


Brand Samuel Gawith
Blended By Samuel Gawith
Manufactured By Samuel Gawith
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

2.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 21, 2020 Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
I purchased this when it was released but didn't smoke any at the time. From memory there were three different tin designs available with the same blend inside, I chose the 'punk' looking union flag design (think Sex Pistols c.1977 Jubilee, minus a safety pin!).

Having read the poor reviews of earlier contributors I was slightly worried. I needn't have been. On first opening the 8-year-old tin the contents were indeed still very wet in traditional Samuel Gawith style. There was also what I'd describe 'funky' smell from the topping that may have been champagne at the time but now was more like the smell from 2 or 3-day old cut grass that has just started to 'compost'.

However, the poor tin smell went very quickly (and now after a couple of weeks is barely there at all). What is left is a wonderful English mixture that smokes beautifully. The cut is a rough ribbon of good quality (no 'twigs', which had become common in the more expensive Dunhill blends in recent times in my experience).

The taste has real depth and substance, and I have found no bite at all even now the blend is drying out in the tin, and it is a lovely all day smoke (perhaps because of the lack of discernable topping that have put others off in the past).

The room note is also fantastic, and one of the few that I really enjoy walking into whenever I've had a bowl and left to do something then returned a little later.

The bottom line is that if anyone else has a tin that they have laid down to mature I would suggest that now is a very good time to finally open and enjoy it!
Pipe Used: Ben Wade Blue Diamond Oom Paul
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop UK
Age When Smoked: 8 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 28, 2017 Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant
This blend is very unusual in flavor presentation as Gawith managed to include Virginias and Black Cavendish infused with fine champagne. The smoke is cool and certainly has the rich Lakeland Virginia flavor. The Black Cavendish provided body and both offered the sparkle of Champagne. Most would consider this a medium bodied smoke.
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