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Bosun is one of the classics which helped put Gawith Hoggarth on the map . The special Virginia casings compliment the top notes derived from the addition of sharper flavours including oil of cloves and rose geranium .

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Manufactured ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Floral Essences
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Strong
Medium to Strong
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB (1903)
Very Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Gawith Hoggarth - Bosun Plug.

As usual this needs the usual firm prep' associated with plug tobacco, I set aside a good half hour and sit with my razor sharp knife slicing it in to thin pieces, across the grain so that I can rub it out like a flake. Once it is shredded and rubbed I take a sniff and straight away get a floral aromatic note with a slight sweetness as well.

Normally I find plug tobaccos a complete pain to keep lit, it's not the tobacco's fault it's simply because I have been lazy in the prep' but due actually spending time on this it burns brill'. This has a definite aromatic side, most of which is a sort of herb, floral addition. The lightest additive is the alcohol, I can detect a sort of 'malty scotch whiskey' note but it is not the strongest. The tobacco's used give a good nicotine hit, to put it simply it is very strong! At the end of my pipe the only remnant in the bowl is a pure grey ash, no dottle whatsoever. Considering how floral this one is I wonder how flower like their 'Rose Geranium' plug will be!

The flavour of this is kind of like St Bruno on steroids, don't take that as a negative as it scores a solid three stars!

Pipe Used: Rattray Six Friends

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

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