Samuel Gawith: Bothy Flake 50g Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0063

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 bothy is a small hut designed for use by hikers and travelers, with a number located in the Scottish Highlands. Public shelters stocked with basic accommodations, bothies are communal abodes, functioning off the understanding that any food and resources used be restocked for the next traveler. Samuel Gawith's Bothy Flake was blended for the Kearvaig Pipe Club — a club formed in 2012 at the Keavaig Bothy on Scotland's norther shore — and as a pipe tobacco, it's a mixture of Virginias and Latakia topped with Highland malt whiskey: the perfect blend to enjoy as a respite on stormy nights.

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  • Components: Virginia, Latakia
  • Family: English Aromatic
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (19 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.13 out of 5 stars
Maybe In My Top Three
April 26, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Dense, perfect flakes of Virginia. Dark, semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruit, and dark malty beer. Notes of hay and grass poke through, but this blend is simply not meant for sunny days. The Latakia is a condiment in what I consider ideal measure- Te... Read More
Scotch and Fermented Sweet Pipe Tobacco... what could be better?
May 12, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Flakes are almost black. The slight tang of scotch hovers atop a foundation of fermented VA which gradually builds throughout the bowl. Halfway through is when that full VA flavor, as only Gawith can offer, steps forward. The Latakia is approx 5% and... Read More
틴이름대로 휴식처같은 연초이다
March 15, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
이연초는 분명 외국에 판매하지않는다고 했었다. 하지만 파이프클럽의 주문대로 위스키의 향을 버무려서 라타키아와의 조합은 정말 환상적이다. 처음부터 솔솔올라오는 위스키의 향이 내코를 자극한다. 그다음 혀를 적셔주는 라타키아의 향연이 몸서리치게한다. 정말 맛있는 비빔밥먹는 기분이다. 250그람이 없어서 불만이지만 이또한 다행이라 본다. 지금도 내손이 10틴이나 있기에,,,,
Pretty damm good
August 17, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
It’s all I want in an English blend and this is coming from an aromatic smoker. I was in need of a Scottish blend but this takes the cake. I certainly tast that tanginess and fruity notes
첫 라타키아 연초!
November 10, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
처음으로 접해본 라타키아 연초이다. 처음에는 신기한 맛이었다ㅎㅎㅎ 라타키아도 강하지 않아서 부담이 되지않았다 현재 3틴째 경험중인데 여전히 좋다!
World Class
April 05, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Some blends need more than one bowl to make an impression on me. After my first bowl I still didn’t know what i thought about it. After several bowls I have come to love this stuff. Tobacco arrived very fresh and quite moist. Dark and sticky flakes. ... Read More
A musty flake
July 24, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Upon opening a tin you could instantly smell that musty, peaty, earthy and plum aroma. The one I opened was a bit moist but rubbing it out and drying it for a bit like a minute or so made the moisture level spot on. Upon lighting it, you are greeted ... Read More
My Rainy Day Is Here
April 02, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Another Gawith great.I am a big believer in all the Gawith tobaccos.In fact all the tobaccos sold here are valid,and have a place in the pipe tobacco repertoire .Lakeland especially.Bothy is well put together.I didn’t notice much Latakia due to smoki... Read More
Like a good scotch!
January 09, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Upon opening the tin, the peaty scent of scotch and just a little latakia waft up to me, not an unpleasant experience. The first few puffs are a little sweet and peaty, further down the bowl, the sweetness fades and the natural tobacco flavor married... Read More
Very nice
December 16, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Strong, somewhat unpleasant (nail polish remover) scent upon opening the tin. I did not not try a bowl at first. I put it in a jar for a few months and came back to it. The scent mellowed and transformed into a more boozy note. When smoking the g... Read More
Not bad but not great
August 24, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
A bit too flowery
Cider and Smoke
June 04, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
A surprising blend. I was a bit turned off on my first bowl, but after giving it sometime to breathe in the tin some new flavors arose. This may sound crazy, but I taste apple cider. The tin note, as well, has a cider smell to it! Perhaps its the way... Read More
Really good.
October 05, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Really is a rainy day tobacco. Nice and smooth, creamy. But when it dries, it dries and it dries FAST. I try to keep all my tobacco sealed and ageing but this one was relentless. Dunno if I can keep it in a regular rotation considering I don't smoke ... Read More
Suprisingly Tasty
August 09, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
This tobacco is really quite good. The flakes are thick and wide and a little wet. I found cutting them into cubes works well. I would say the closest cellar 'cousin' I have to this is Peterson Irish Flake. Similar in some ways yet very different in ... Read More
August 06, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
mild, sweet, fresh,Unique flavor, nice tobacco
dry it out..
December 16, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
I totally agree with Daniel M.'s review.. dry it out.. rub it out all the way.. it's a good smoke with a nice hint of whiskey...
Improved with time
November 16, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
To be honest, I didn't like this much first out of the tin. As one reviewer stated, it had a very strong and not necessarily pleasant odour upon opening. Not peaty scotch, not tobacco, more like fermented meat. However, I rested this in the tin for ... Read More
November 08, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
Upon opening the tin, I was met with a powerful odor, like a mix of Bazooka Bubble Gum and an industrial solvent. I was prepared to dislike it. However, after lighting up (it was a bugger to get lit - pretty moist). Once lit, however, it burned all t... Read More
Very Good! Nice and strong
May 29, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Bothy Flake 50g
A great smoke if you like strong flavor that isn't relying on a casing. Love the hits of Latakia. Too much for the summer heat though. Will be great for when the weather cools, or a nice rainy day sitting out on the porch.