Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Balkan Flake



Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured By Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Flavoring Other / Misc
Cut Flake
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.92 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 09, 2015 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Very Pleasant
This being a G&H tobacco product, I would've expected it to be more on the Lakeland side of things, but the casing is barely noticeable. This can be a good or a bad thing, but there are other Balkan flakes out there similar to this particular one. The Latakia is very pronounced in this tobacco, well aged and tasty. One drawback though is that G&H is not very consistent with its flakes, so you will get them in different lengths and sicknesses, and if you are unlucky enough as to bump into the very thick ones, the rubbing out process not only can be discouraging, but daunting as well. Having said that, if properly dried, these flakes seem to be easy to keep lit and will smoke cool in your bowl. Even though they don't seem to bite, I would have expected some oriental leaf here for both a little bit of added flavour and to soften it round the edges as the Latakia can be a little bit harsh on the palate. All and all, this is not a bad tobacco, but a few shortcomings can only mean it will only get 3 stars this time.
PurchasedFrom: GQ Tobaccos
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 07, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Okay so we all have different palates but upon reading some of the reviews I thought I'd throw my tuppence in! I loved this flake from the 1st light to the last puff, the flake rubbed easily, lit well and kept burning, the room note was earthy but not too heavy as is the taste...the Latakia was there giving a sweet high end to the smoke but not overpowering, no real tongue bite even at the end of a considerably large bowl...I will definitely be buying this one again just in a bigger quantity, for me it's up there with the best and if you like English blends don't hesitate to give it a go even for a relative novice (like me)
Pipe Used: Crown Viking freeform
PurchasedFrom: GQ tobaccos
Age When Smoked: New
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