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
Jul 15, 2015 Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Unsurprisingly, pretty much the same as GH’s Balkan Mixture but in thick flake form (I did want to try it to be sure). The tobaccos are some very good VAs mixed with a good dose of Latakia. The topping is a very mild one which tastes to me of something similar to pine resin. However, the effect of the topping (on me anyway) is akin to menthol, and the effect grows stronger as the bowl goes on, which is why I gave the flavoring the higher number. If that combo sounds good to you, give this (or the more readily available Balkan Mixture) a try. If not, stay away.
Pipe Used: meers
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: fresh from retailer
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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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