Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Ennerdale Flake 50g Pipe Tobacco
Product Number: 003-069-0006
Founded in Kendal, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. has fashioned quality pipe tobacco since 1887, utilizing processes and techniques that date to 1792. The Cumbria-based company prioritizes natural tobacco flavor, and in many of their mixtures, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. maintains the standards enforced by the United Kingdom's strict purity laws of the 19th and 20th centuries — such laws dictating how much and what type of flavorings could be added to pipe tobacco and ensuring that sub-quality leaf wasn't hidden under the veil of exorbitant toppings.
Ennerdale Flake is Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s best-selling flake, and it exemplifies the Lakeland style of pipe tobacco for which the blending house is known, incorporating floral essences into the mixture's top notes. For Ennerdale Flake, those floal essences combine with almond, rum, citrus, and vanilla toppings across Virginia and Burley tobaccos. Furthermore, Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. is particularly lauded for their flake tobaccos, which are still produced using machinery from the 1790s and with production patents from the late 1800s. Gawith, Hoggarth & Co.'s only production change in the last 100 years involved transitioning from coal-fired to gas-operated tobacco presses, and their flakes are pressed for nearly a month before being sliced and tinned, personifying traditional pipe tobaccos at their best.
- Components: Burley, Virginia
- Cut: Flake
- Family: Aromatic