Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Brown Pigtail Sweet Brandy

Brown Irish, the thicker version of Brown Bogie is a true old fashioned stout smoke. Perfect with good strength so is suited to the more experienced pipe smoker. Flavoured with sweet Brandy. Loose packaged and weighed to order.


Brand Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.
Blended By Gawith Hoggarth
Manufactured By Gawith Hoggarth
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring Brandy
Cut Rope
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 16, 2015 Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant
Gawith Hoggarth - Brown Pigtail Sweet Brandy.

The pouch note from this isn't a good representation of the smoke about to follow. If I were to go on the aroma I would be ready for a very alcoholic, bitter, full brandy smoke. This, I am pleased to say is an inaccurate expectation. There are a couple of low points, yes, it's moist but that can be easily overcome. As I said, I wrongly thought I would not like this but I couldn't believe the taste from my first puff. The brandy is present but I get more of a fruit like sweetness rather than that astringent taste that can often come to the forefront with alcoholic blends. Its burn is even, it only necessitates a sporadic tamp really, obviously it needs more if left to sit for too long! I find that the sweetness becomes heightened after about half the bowl has burned, I get a higher ratio of sweetness to brandy. I do find that this has a larger quantity of nicotine in comparison to most blends but seeing as I never inhale my smoke that causes me little upset. I can only pick out a slight touch of brandy in the note, just enough to increase its appeal.

I have to admit my surprise at this blend, it isn't at all as I expected! Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Erik Nording Queen
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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