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A blend of Indian dark air cured Virginia is blended with other Virginias to give a punchy, powerful smoke. After the tobacco is rolled, it's soaked in rum and inverted sugars.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith Hoggarth
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringRum, Sweet / Sugar
ProductionCurrently available
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Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2647)
Strong Medium Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The strong, earthy Virginias have a bit of tangy dark fruit, a light tart and tangy citrus and vegetative, floral grass, some wood, herbs, and a few cigar notes. The deep, sweet rum topping and sugars tone down the tobaccos just a mite, and hold on to the finish. It's full in strength and taste. The nic-hit is a little past the medium mark. Won’t bite or get harsh, but has a minor rough edge at times. No matter how you prepare it, it will burn slow, cool, and clean with mostly consistent flavor. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires a fair number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste, and room note. Not an all day smoke.


6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1981)
Very Strong Medium Full Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth - Brown Twist Sweet Rum.

Here we have a very thick rope. I'm talking about two CM across! Sadly it's too damp. It is in need a decent airing prior to smoking it otherwise you will struggle to create a good, consistent and even burn. The rope gives off a strong aroma of rum which is more pre-eminent than in the smokes flavour.

It burns well, providing it's been aired right. Actually, I tried a bowl without drying it and it was near impossible to keep lit! The flavour is brilliant. As I said earlier the aroma from the rope has a stronger rum addition but it is still easily recognizable as being present. As it burns I think it's fair to say it leaves the whitest ash behind I have ever seen! The smoke is unimpeachable in the area of bite. I get absolutely zero in the way of tongue hurt! Another good area is the temperature of the smoke. Cool, cool, cool. If you like N then fill your bowl with this. On the other hand though, if you smoke for taste only then walk away from it!

As a rule I can't say I normally enjoy alcohol flavoured blends but this however suits me like tailored clothing! Four stars without a doubt.

Pipe Used: Erik Nording

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

5 people found this review helpful.

AJS2323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
AJS2323 (24)
Strong Medium Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I am generally a fan of twist tobaccos both aromatic and just straight up with a twist (pardon the pun) but I could not get used to this one. It might be because I don’t really like rum. It is very wet and takes a long time to dry. Even then I suffered with tongue bite and I am used to twist and rope tobaccos. There are the usual smoky, sweet and dark fruit flavours that come through followed by a very vague rum type alcohol taste.

It is high maintenance and requires more lighting than it is worth which further destroyed this for me. I would say if you are a lover of rum then give it a go. If you are curious I would go with another rope/twist

Pipe Used: Rattrays Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: My smoking shop

2 people found this review helpful.

Lazarus77 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lazarus77 (91)
Strong Very Mild Full Tolerable

Solid and bold flavor when puffing slowly.Strong tobacco and not an all day smoke. Flavoring is very mild and staying in background. Will not bite or harsh. Leaving so moisture in the bowl. Overall very good tobacco and highly recommended at least to try for everybody.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: 3 month

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2 people found this review helpful.