Named after a local pipe-smoker, who couldn't find his regular tobacco, asked Samuel Gawith to make up a blend - his reaction to the new mixture- PERFECTION!! A combination of Virginias, Latakias and Turkish has been touched by the subtle flavor of Vanilla.
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Bought this because my beloved Cabbies mixture was out of stock and wanted to try something new. I am a fan of English blends and this was a blind buy.
This is a really good English, the vanilla is so slight it's a hint and it manages to make the b... Read Morelend more mellowed out, or rather more "rounded" with a ghost of sweetness.
I really like it, I think I will be adding this to my rotation and start looking at other Gawith blends. If you are a fan of English blends, give this a try, it's worth it. Read Less
I have really taking a liking to the topped/cased English tobaccos and this is no exception. The vanilla accents the tobacco nicely but is subtle. Like most SG blends, it requires some drying time. I enjoyed this blend so much I turned around and ord... Read Moreered two additional tins after my initial purchase. Read Less
Oh, what a delicious hint of quality vanilla backed-up by quality VA's & tantalizing, smoky Latakia. This is ALWAYS my first pipe full of choice in the AM... Although very lite on the vanilla, it's a taste you need never have to tease to taste &... Read Moreamp; savor... The name "Perfection" speaks for itself! Read Less
I had never had, or thought of, vanilla and English, but it is excellent. I have since added vanillas to my English to try and replicate the mix (with a slightly heavier vanilla essence) but to no avail.
As mentioned below, the vanilla is extreme... Read Morely subtle - like, painfully subtle. You want more but a slight tease is all you get. Still a great blend. Read Less
The vanilla in this blend is incredibly subtle; it doesn't add flavour so much as it rounds out the smoke. It has classic creamy, herbal, leathery oriental/latakia flavours, with medium strength. I think it's a very nice all-day blend.
Perfection is a good quality tobacco but too much on the mild side for me. If you are a Latakia lover then you will feel the lack of it in this mixture. Very plain and somehow boring at the end of the bowl.
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