Samuel Gawith: Balkan Flake 8oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0089

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 (2 Total)
Overall Rating:
5.00 out of 5 stars
great blend
December 29, 2022
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 8oz
Thick, long flakes that are well matured with a dry tarry moistness. I only have had one other flake of this type and it was lancers slices. Unlike that blend this version has much higher quality tobacco and as a result the ultimate flavor is much be... Read More
December 18, 2022
Product: Samuel Gawith Balkan Flake 8oz
boot, smoked horse sh!t, and that difficult to nail down oriental sour. burns cool, and burns -forever-. this is a really great, dank balkan.. i'd rank it right up with SOTE flake. it'll be interesting to see how it ages. ed: i could have sworn th... Read More