Samuel Gawith: Lakeland Dark 50g

Product Number: 003-059-0066

Samuel Gawith was the son-in-law of Thomas Harrison, a snuff manufacturer who moved his trade and equipment to Kendal, Cumbria, England from Scotland in 1792. Gawith inherited this equipment from Harrison, and the company has been crafting premium tobacco since, with one of Samuel's two sons continuing the brand while the other joined with Henry Hoggarth to establish Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Though offering separate blends, both brands remain forever linked and still share the same manufacturing facility in England's Lake District, utilizing processes and techniques that date to the brands' 1792 roots. In many of their mixtures, Samuel Gawith 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.

A bold blend, Samuel Gawith's Lakeland Dark is a combination of air-cured Virginias and Dark-Fired Kentucky. The tobaccos are first cold pressed for several hours and, then, steam pressed at high heat for several more hours, adding body and strength for a robust yet creamy smoke. While also available in a flake, this particular version of Lakeland Dark has been tumbled into a broken flake before being tinned.

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  • Components: Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia
  • Cut: Broken Flake
  • Family: Burley
Customer Reviews (22 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.27 out of 5 stars
I Prefer 1792 But This Is A Great Alternative...
February 26, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
A forum buddy of mine tuned me on to this one (among several others) as I had no intentions of ever trying it because I like 1792 Flake a lot and I enjoy the Tonquin top dressing so Lakeland Dark just sounded uninteresting to me. How amazed I was to ... Read More
Deep and satisfying
October 23, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Dark and strong dark fired Virginia and Kentucky (malawi?) Tobaccos with a brown sugar/molasses aroma that I enjoy. Beefy, creamy, smooth, thick smoke for the first half of the bowl, and then it gets stronger during the second half. At the bottom ... Read More
Good Blender
July 14, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This is good blended 50/50 with Hogarth Bob's Chocolate or 50/50 with Amphora original mixture
Will reorder when back in stock
August 03, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
There's a reason, I suppose, for this product being "sold out." It is a very flavorful smoke, strong initial attack without very much downside on after taste. Good room note. Gets even better after a couple of years.
Simple and Strong
April 19, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This is a man’s tobacco. I grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When I was a boy tobacco was still being grown everywhere in the county. The Amish and just about every other farmer in the state grew tobacco when it was still profitable. Dependi... Read More
My favorite Tobacco
May 06, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This, in my opinion, is the best pipe tobacco i have ever tasted. Simply Delicious!
Best Lakeland
July 13, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Out of all of the Gawith blends and all other lakelands I've tried, I'd have to say this is probably the best one. I say probably, because it did take me some time to settle on that conclusion, but I'm quite confident it, "probably", is. Lo... Read More
Cheroots for your Pipe
March 25, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This is a lovely Kentucky forward blend. Despite the name, there's no hint of Lakeland essence, and is most similar to a Toscano cigar. If you're used to Kentucky tobacco, I find this mild and enjoyable enough to enjoy in the morning with a cup of co... Read More
Better than 1792
March 10, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Better than 1792
The best
October 04, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Very strong and complex blend. I keep a few tins on hand at all times! It tends to ship a bit too moist. I take out enough to pack a bowl and let it sit for a few minutes, more or less, until it dries out just a bit. I tend to relight once, maybe twi... Read More
The Holy Grail (possibly)
June 12, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
How have I not discovered this until now?! It is FULL flavoured and wow - some of my, up to now, top ten have been bumped down a slot. This is not a blend for the faint of heart. Give it a go if you've been looking for something BIG.
Dark and Mellow
October 01, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This is the stuff! Earthy and smooth. I only wish this was always available and could purchase by the pound.
Simba_note
November 21, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
1792플레이크에서 통카빈 (바닐라향)이 빠진연초 A detailed explanation is written here, so go ahead and read it. https://simba-note.tistory.com/98
If you want strong and dark this is the stuff!
April 01, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Wow if you want strong and dark this is it! The tin smells incredible, something between rich leather and smoked beef jerky. Very very beefy smelling. When smoking the room smells like a beef jerky factory, not ashy or cigar like like some strong tob... Read More
Solid flavor
October 22, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
This SG offering is outstanding. It has a deep flavor, with rich, thick smoke. One of my favorite go to tobaccos. It seems like it’s the base blend used in their scented blends, but without any essence added.
The best
October 04, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Very strong and complex blend. I keep a few tins on hand at all times! It tends to ship a bit too moist. I take out enough to pack a bowl and let it sit for a few minutes, more or less, until it dries out just a bit. I tend to relight once, maybe twi... Read More
The balance wasnt for me.
April 16, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
The Aroma reminded me of chewing tobacco. Drying time was needed. But for me I wanted strong nicotine WITH a balanced taste. I didnt get that from this blend. Not bad just not good for me. I suppose it may have been my expectations.
Solid Offering From SG
February 21, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Being a huge fan of SG in general and having 1792 in my regular rotation when I heard rumours that Lakeland Dark is the same blend (less the casing) as 1792 I just had to order a few tins. I found it medium in nic strength with a strong flavor. The t... Read More
Decidingly Great!
February 09, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
I've been smoking Lakeland Dark in a number of different pipes in a variety of shapes. As to that, I find it best in straight dublins. Regardless of what's been said about its strength, I'm putting it in the medium to strong catagory. I've been smo... Read More
February 09, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
Strong
October 25, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
I couldn't handle it. It was tough getting it to light. I couldn't even finish a whole bowl. My head spun like a top when I stood up.
All my years of smoking
February 17, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Lakeland Dark 50g
They have culminated in this: Lakeland Dark.I first smoked a pipe in 1980.I could not handle "strong" tobacco at that time.By 1994,I moved up to English blends with help of the Cove tobacco shop in Jacksonville Fla.,smoking "Prime Minister" which was... Read More