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Cavendish isn't a tobacco like Virginia or burley. It's a method of processing and everyone has their own ways. [This] is rich and smoky therefore suited to Scottish and English blends. Fire cured Virginias are chosen, and then cooked with a little sugars until jet black.

BrandGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Manufactured ByGawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blend TypeOther
ContentsBlack Cavendish
FlavoringSweet / Sugar
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Extremely Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
Mild to Medium
Very Mild, Medium, Medium to Full
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Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (193)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

If anything, I'd say this particular type of Cavendish tobacco has been cased. I personally use it to mix with other tobaccos (Virginias and Orientals), and it seems like it wants to make itself noticeable even if you don't put too much in it. The tin note is rather mellow and sweet and it has a jet black appearance, which in turn suggest this might as well be "American Cavendish" and not "English." For one thing, it is very moist, and it sticks in your fingers too. If only to compare it against other Cavendishes present in other tobaccos, it seems to be very similar to Robert McConnell's The Original Oriental. As for the room note, it is quite nice, actually, and I bet on it your wife will love it, or anyone around you for that particular matter. A tip of advise is you go an use it sparingly (don't abuse it) as it is quite strong. The taste, on the other hand, is sort of mellow, sweet and sour at the same time. Just give it a go and see how you get on with it.

4 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

This black cavendish provides some brown sugar, earth, wood, light smoke and floral aspects with small hints of leather, sourness and spice, indicating a smidgeon of Cyprian Latakia is present. The sugary topping sublimates the tobacco quite a bit. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The taste is medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but it does have a few small rough edges. Burns cool, clean and a little slow as the tobacco is a tad moist. The sweet flavor is very consistent from top to bottom. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Has a lightly lingering, pleasant after taste, and room note. It can be smoked straight, but certainly does better as the mixer it is intended to be.


3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Pleasant

Gawith Hoggarth - Black Cavendish CC Blending.

This smells sweet. From the pouch it smells as if it's been given a fairly heavy casing of sugar! The pieces of tobacco are generous in their sizes, being quite quite long and fairly thick. Another area where generosity prevails is water content. Sadly it needs a decent amount of drying time.

Once lit the flavour isn't what I was expecting. It tastes as though it has a semblance of Latakia in it. I get a subtle smokiness all the way through. Not 'strong' but still an addition of smoke. The sweet side is wonderful, exactly as the smell had me anticipating! The temperature of the smoke is brilliantly cool, I could see this being perfect to calm down a harsh blend. Another calm quality is tongue bite. I can be as reckless as I wish and I don't even get a nip! If you smoke for nicotine then smoking this neat would be totally pointless as it contains nearly none of the good stuff!

Although this is targeted at blending I could see it being a good smoke unaccompanied due to the depth of character. Very sweet, quite smoky, and brilliantly cool. Three stars.

Pipe Used: Dr Plumb Quintex 4431

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

2 people found this review helpful.