Firstly, the aroma from this is an incredible one: you get a pleasant tobacco note with a great sweet/honey addition whilst in the background a great nutty quality resides. The content would appear to be mostly Virginia with only a small proportion of the Black Cavendish and contrary to what I usually notice with Sam Gawith this ones moisture amount is ace!
Once lit, which it does easily, I can quickly gather that this meets with my high Sam Gawith expectations! The speed of the burn is exemplary, a speed that allows plenty of time to savour, yet does not become unlit easily . Now the taste impeccable, the tobacco flavour is mainly Virginia with only a small amount of credence going to the black Cav', but it is a balance that works well along side with the added components which I shall now address: The additives are not at all strong or harsh, the honey seems to be the more dominant of them all, but not sickly or too false in any way; to be fair a very true honey taste. Of all the additives I would say that the hazelnuts are the least dominant, you can detect them but they do require a little amount of identifying. With hand on heart I can say "at no point did this one bite". Nicotine now, perfect, for me. Another high mark for this is the room note: like the taste it is mainly Virginia but it does have a sweetness in it also making it less offensive. Talking of "less offensive" I would like to point out that another contributing factor to how unoffensive I found it was that this is a very light smoke in the , so the room does not resemble "fog".
To sum up I would say this is a VERY DELICATE aromatic ... superb!!
A fellow member of my local pipe club who is an aromatic smoker gave me his almost full tin of this Gawith Limited Edition offering because he said it wasn't "aromatic" enough. I did not have one of my aromatic pipes with me at the meeting, so, waited until I got home to give it a try in an old Don Carlos pipe that enjoys aromatics. It also enjoyed this one. The added natural flavorings complimented each puff of leaf in a lightly sweet way. I read the notes regarding what the aromatic flavorings are, and there are a bunch, maybe that's why I couldn't identify any particular flavor but did get the overall sensation of honey/Vanilla. The smoking experience was pleasant, but not killer good.
I am rather confused and do not share the enthusiasm of previous rewievers. In the tin there is a slight aroma of honey behind the tobacco. A rather high strength regarding the content of nicotina but I failed to grasp any flavouring mentionned on the tin or in previous reviews. Yes, a nice smoke but nothing much to say about it. I would not have to go chasing any other tin...
The smell is sweet and pleasant, but misleading, as the smell does not identify the taste. The taste is honey and nuts, I would not say the hazel nut is strong, but the nutty taste is definitely part of the flavour, but not hazel nut. At first it reminded me of Peterson's Nutty Cut, but a more superior tobacco. The reason for this is there is a stronger flavour of nuts, with the added sweetness of honey. I would recommend this to those who like Virginia, with a little added extra. The tobacco itself burns smoothly for a nice relaxing smoke.
This SG LimEd 2014 aromatic is of surprisingly good medium strength and satisfying. Not the slightly sweet, nutty aroma, but the tobaccos (VA/BC) are dominating in smell and taste. Sipped slowly, I was even able to identify the described hazelnut topping truly as “hazelnut” instead of some potpourri.
What’s here is executed extremely well, just failed to ring my bell on the long run. Seems like the perfect condition for a limited edition, especially since this kind of topping is not to be found very often.
A generous looking tin full-very fluffy-nice familair room note expected upon opening. Lights well. It is everything that both Gold Block and Clan should be keeping an eye of respect to , and take notes from.
Pipe Used: Georg Jensen
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Black Swan Bakky Shop
Similar Blends: Samuel Gawith 2013, Erinmore Mixture..
I smoked it fresh one morning with a cup of coffee on a perfect summer morning. It has a very nice tin note (tho it is one of those baggie in a tin tobaccos, so I jarred mine right away), sweet hazel nutty aroma. Fluffy, ribbon cut Virginias, and a little black cavendish. Beautiful looking tobacco. Lit really nicely, and stayed lit. I hadn't eaten yet, and I'm a nicotine lightweight, so I smoked half a bowl first, and took a break because I may have started to feel slightly dizzy. Coming back to it a little later, it starts off a little bit on the bitter side. I am still not the biggest fan of straight virginia, so the black cavendish and light topping is a nice touch for me. Smokes to a really fine white ash. On the pricey side, but I guess that's what you get with Limited Edition blends!
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