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Samuel Gawith: Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g

Product Number: 003-059-0062

Named in honor of the Royal Air Force pilots who flew Gloster Gladiator biplanes in early days of the second World War, Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader is a quintessential, all-day English blend of Latakia, Turkish, and Virginia tobaccos. Its original recipe, however, dates back to 1925, prior to WWII, and incorporated Perique.

In collaboration with Bob Gregory of Samuel Gawith, we're proud to release this Smokingpipes.com exclusive, limited edition run of the original Squadron Leader recipe, restricted to only 4,500 tins. It's still very much an English blend, but the Perique adds a subtly sweet and spicy aftertaste for a slightly fuller, more nuanced variation.

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Customer Reviews (10 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.05 out of 5 stars
My First Love
October 25, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
This was the first blend that I fell in love with. I think I've accumulated four tins of this stuff. I hope they bring it back.
EXCELLENT!!
May 24, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
This is a fantastic tobacco. Enough said. I hope it will be availble again at some point in the future.
incredible
June 12, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
the perique gives this blend a great balance and strength
Mild but tasty
May 23, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
The only criticism I have for this blend, as well as the existing squadron leader is that it is on the drowned rat side of wet. I had to let this dry for over 16 hrs before it smoked well. Mild flavors, sweet with a subtle spice. Latakia is very ligh... Read More
Nice balance!
September 13, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
Having tried the previous version of Squadron Leader and finding it to be too latakia forward I thought I would give this a try because it was said to be more following the original recipe. I really like this! The perique balances the latakia wonderf... Read More
4500 Tins Sold Out in a Day
September 03, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
Folks, there's a reason why this SE sold out after everyone begged for it to come back. Its extremely refined and pleasant - doesn't attempt to be something its not. This is a straightforward English blend. I found the 2019 issue to smoke well straig... Read More
Quality tobacco but...
September 03, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
I'm an unapologetic lover of aromatic pipe tobacco but wanted to broaden my horizons. I decided to try to get into English blends and the reviews for Squadron Leader made it seem like a good candidate for my first foray. Plus, I think the tin art is ... Read More
English, but tamed a bit
September 01, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
A truly English blend. The Perique adds a note of balance. Great taste, but I have been relegated to the patio or the workshop when it is in the bowl because the room note does not please my wife. I will just spend more time in my workshop with Squ... Read More
Truly Excellant
August 31, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
I just tried this blend for the first time while sitting on my front porch this morning having my morning coffee. I typically have english blends in the morning with coffee and this blend was excellent! A mild English with just enough Perique to t... Read More
Collection Item?
August 28, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Special Edition with Perique 50g
Is this limited supply being considered as a collection item? Will there be an availability after the supply is gone?
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