Samuel Gawith: Fire Dance Flake 8oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0078

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.

Fire Dance Flake is the same straight Virginia blend as Samuel Gawith's Best Brown No. 6 Flake but topped with notes of blackberry, brandy, and vanilla — the blackberry being acting as the focal point, with the brandy and vanilla in supporting roles. It makes for a delightful room note and enticing, fruity flavor balanced by the Virginias.

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Customer Reviews (2 Total)
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4.50 out of 5 stars
Very Interesting
April 01, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Fire Dance Flake 8oz
Tin note is incredibly enticing. Blackberry vanilla brandy? Yes, please. Count me in. These Virginias are of very high quality, as is typical of Gawith; they're sweet and a little spicy. There's something a little medicine-y or chemically, just float... Read More
Absolutely lovely
January 06, 2024
By: GG
Product: Samuel Gawith Fire Dance Flake 8oz
I love this stuff. It tastes like the description, a subtle fruity/vanilla. The VA’s are nice and grassy slightly sweet flavors. This is definitely not like most American aromatics. It’s almost like the flavors are naturally a part of the tobacco. I ... Read More