Samuel Gawith: Balkan Flake 50g Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0015

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.

Marked by a distinctly smoky flavor profile, Samuel Gawith's Balkan Flake pipe tobacco combines Virginias and Latakia for a English mixture that forgoes Orientals to highlight the natural sweetness of Virginias and the campfire essence of Latakia.

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Customer Reviews (24 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.21 out of 5 stars
October 22, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 250g
巴尔干切片是我的最爱,同985和睡帽比层次变化更丰富一点,说味道不行的应当都是醒草问题,SG的草太潮湿,我一般开罐后醒一个月。醒完再抽,整个世界都和谐了。 曾经抽过一盒藏了4年的老巴尔干,厚厚的一层结晶,那一盒绝对是人生的一个小高潮。 最大的问题就是缺货
不行 No, thanks.
June 16, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
草太湿,要醒到比较干味道才能完全表现出来。烟量大,但是单薄。拉草太少不给力,V草的香甜也不行,跟香烟里面塞了点拉似的。 Too moist, must dry out it enough for expressing all the flavours. The smoke is thick, but dull and feeble. The Latakia is too little, and V is lack of aroma and sweet. It's like a cigarette... Read More
내가 바로 라타키아다
March 15, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
라타키아를 즐겨먹는사람이라면 분명 이연초를 주저하지 않을 것이다. 그이유는 다른 어떤것을 태워도 이맛을 느낄수가 없기 때문이다. 나는 원래 윈터타임을 좋아했었다. 하지만 이연초를 접할때마다 윈터타임의 추억을 저뒤편으로 넘겨버린다. 처음 챠링했을때와 마지막에 갔을때도 변함이 없음이 좋다. 이연초는 절대 없어져서는 안될연초이다.
Perfect in every way.
November 24, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
This is one of the most sublime smoking mixtures I have tried this year. Satisfyingly smooth and piquant. Earthy, leathery, smokey and Mellow.
November 08, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
SG 巴尔干 12年 LV 切片 果酸似柠檬、果甜似甘蔗、淡淡奶香、坚果、烟熏、木香、果香、果干的香气、烟气柔顺、易口干、一斗结束体验感非常好,口腔内不会残留不好的味道。蓝草(蓝一斗)
March 15, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
从风味来讲,其实这才是红糖切片,闻起来是一股红糖或者是那种甜糕点的味道,但是这款草对抽吸水平要求很高,很容易灭火,也容易把舌头抽麻 轻微烫伤,但是味道是好的,给4分是因为燃烧性
March 05, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
I have trouble rubbing this one out, even after some good time drying. A bit tough to light but stays lit fairly well. Some stubborn pockets still resist burning. The flavor is outstanding. As with any Gawith tobacco I’ve smoked the quality is obv... Read More
August 27, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Excellent Flake
July 05, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Samuel Gawith manufactures quality tobacco blends and this is no exception. This is a more straightforward Balkan blend consisting of just Virginia and Latakia. No orientals here, and that’s fine with me. The dark flakes come quite most and have a wo... Read More
Excellent VA/Lat English Blend.
December 26, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Scrumptious scent of Latakia and natural tobacco-sweetness on opening the tin. Dark brown, almost black, quite thick flakes. It is a chore to fully rub out and it needs a whole lot of drying time. The reward is an outstanding, delicious (English-)Lat... Read More
Cool smoke with a great after taste
April 22, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Absolutely agree with Jeremy L. on the scent and after taste once you're done with a bowl. It leave a really nice feel on the mouth hours after the smoke, makes you feel like you're suckling on some tobacco candy or something. Mine doesn't light up ... Read More
Perpect tobacco!!
October 15, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 250g
I am a person of Oriental Korea. Latakia is indeed a feast for me was like going to relieve a stuffy and even memareum. Among them are satisfied with the Balkans was far more than that. The Balkans of Latakia made in the course of smoked Virginia is ... Read More
In my top 5
November 03, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 250g
The tin note is heavenly. It doesn't smell like penzance tin note, but it does smell like penzance tastes, very rich and creamy, obviously accompanied by the latakia, it is symphonic. It is blooming! Sugar crystals like you wouldn't believe. Tastes j... Read More
smokey good
November 23, 2013
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
A real special type of Balkan. Creamy smooth cool smoke, that coats you with its sent after you finish a bowl. No joke.You probably don't want to go out after having this tobacco, cause the smell haunts you no matter where you go. If you love this Ba... Read More
January 27, 2024
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
SG 巴尔干砖 生草:明显的烟熏与果味。 浓郁的烟熏 坚果 泥土、花香、木香、烧秸秆、青草气,果味是类似苹果。也有青草。整体香气不稳定,会比较淡。 果甜明显。直接。后续开始出现果酸,也有少许回甘。甜味类似糖浆是主线。 过鼻刺激,烟熏感明显。香气不够稳定,不够清晰。会有杂味儿,不够干净。尾段浓郁 ,会有类似糖浆的香气。新草感觉会有些水水的,香气不稳,口感也是如此。并没有太浓郁的果香。会有些薄弱。是需要一定时间来使得这款草变得更好
역작.. 그러나..
August 23, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
발칸의 끝판왕 부드러운 맛표현과 룸노트는 나 발칸이라고 외치는 느낌. 한계점은 명확하다 발칸이다. 피우다보면 슴슴해지는 발칸. 밤에 가끔 피우는게 좋아
I don't reach for it often, but its good
November 19, 2022
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Tin notes of sour and smokey. Flakes are mostly black and dark brown, not too moist, rubs out easily. Burns a little slow, once lit, relights were minimal. Strength is medium, nic is mild and no flavoring detected. The taste is med at most, with note... Read More
February 19, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
I received a tin with the lid open and burned the most garbage tobacco in my life. tobacco was over dry and powdery.
October 07, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
If you like Latakia you'll love this stuff. A hint of Virginia sweetness, but Latakia dominance. The adjective "Meaty" describes this well. And leathery too.I as well love the after taste. A winner for sure.
Elegantly complex
September 25, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Balanced, plenty of complex flavor. Some unusual notes, almost a "meaty" quality. Quite delicious, cool and very satisfying. My preference is to rub it out and let it dry for a minute or two. Does not take the match all that well, but once establ... Read More
He lives up to its reputation
August 31, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
It is an exquisite blend. I think it's very well made, so much so that at the burn is not possible to determine the supremacy of Latakia or the Virginias present. Cold, it smells ene or wet grass. Intense and very strong. I recommend to dry the flake... Read More
Excellent customer service.
April 21, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
I really have to give smoking my hats off. I received today an email crediting me for the balken tobacco I purchased a few months ago, I wasn't expecting it and was a great gesture on part of smoking pipes, gentlemen this place really knows... Read More
April 18, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
Nice tobacco, I purchased it in bulk and it came extremely dry, had a difficult time separating even after hydrating it, now I have large chunks which don't break-up properly and don't burn evenly, all and all a good tasting tobacco, just not happy w... Read More
Delightful and pleasant smoke!
October 08, 2013
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 50g
This is one of my to-go ones. My first flake so far and i must say i love it. As is wrote in the tin, DELICIOUSLY COOL. Burns cool and slow. I could spend more than an hour smoking this with almost none relights and never being bored of it. This one ... Read More