Samuel Gawith: Skiff Mixture 50g Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0002

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.

An English blend that highlights Oriental tobaccos, Samuel Gawith's Skiff Mixture features flue-cured tobaccos, with Virginias and Latakia combining with Turkish leaf. Such a blend offers a smooth smooth and natural flavor with an Orientals-forward profile.

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Customer Reviews (18 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.00 out of 5 stars
Best Balkan I've Had.
July 09, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
I thought that H&H Whiteknight was the greatest, Balkan I had experienced. Perfect moisture. Perfect sourness from the orientals to balance out the latakia. Then I bought this on a whim when it came back in stock. Beautiful. Just beautiful. Mello... Read More
Quality, but not a winner.
September 25, 2015
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
Samuel Gawith produces some of my favourite blends. This is of obvious quality, and I may change my review yet since I've only had a few bowls. I read reviews that this was a mild tobacco, but for regular pipe smokers, this will be "ultralight.&... Read More
Its OK
April 23, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
This is a very good English blend that is mellow with Superb Latakia. I would recommend this blend to anyone that is looking to try a true English Masterpiece. also this blend is a great behaving in the pipe.
Quality Tobacco
December 03, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
It's not my cup of tea. I get a big sour note from this one. I'm going to cellar the tins I have and see if that helps it out. It is a blend using Quality Tobacco it's just not for me.
Amazing Oriental/English
May 01, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 250g
People say this is identical to Squadron leader and between the 2, the devil is in the details. This is primarily an oriental blend while Squadron Leader is a proper English. The Orientals are slightly spicy and take front stage with support from t... Read More
In Contention For The Belt
April 29, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
One of my favourite English blends. If you want those notes of crude oil, sunshine, and leather, this could be your English. It is like the Hemingway of pipe tobacco.
The Best Around!
February 26, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 250g
This is hands down one of my favorite English/Balkan blends that's currently on the market. The excellent Gawith VA's are the backbone of this blend and it's just the perfect amount of natural sweetness. The nicotine is just below the medium threshol... Read More
Simple, cumplidor
February 01, 2017
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
Al abrir tiene un olor a hule tratado o neftalina. El tabaco vino muy humedo por lo que disminuyo su sabor a fumarlo. En general es de poco sabor y poco complicado aunque tiene mas nicotina de lo que uno hubiera imaginado. Les recomiendo que lo dejen... Read More
Not as good as the tin
September 18, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 250g
I enjoy the tinned version of Skiff and thought I'd same some money by trying the bulk box. Big mistake. Inside the box the tobaaco is just contained in a plastic zip bag, came very dry, smoked badly, and simply wasn't the same as the tin.
Favorite English
April 20, 2022
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
I haven't had them all, but this may be my favorite English blend. Good smoke in the tin and the pipe, mellow but spicy enough to just be flat out great. All day for sure, great good weather smoke.
Mild and delicious
February 11, 2021
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
I’m not a huge Balkan style guy, but this stuff hits the spot it’s got the PERFECT amount of Latakia, this is something I enjoy while working or active and need a nice companion puff. It’s a very long ribbon cut that burns flawlessly and I’m happy I ... Read More
Not bad...
October 08, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
Pretty straight forward English tobacco, overall good but I got a little tongue bite from it.
Very good
August 17, 2020
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
You can taste and smell the high quality
Suave y placentero
December 26, 2019
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
Es un tabaco suave, facil de fumar, pero no creas que por eso esta mal, al contrario se disfruta cada hoja por separado placenteramente
August 22, 2018
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 250g
Great smoke, and a decent medium build that smokes all the way through, with decent finish. No ashy taste at the end.
Well Balanced Blend
August 15, 2016
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
The components of this blend work very well together. The Latakia is subtle. It also has a sourness to it that is very satisfying. It reminds me of Presbyterian Mixture. Easy tobacco to love.
No me quejo...
September 05, 2014
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
Este blend sabroso, pero definitivamente, le falta algo, no sabría decir que es, pero no creo que vuelva a comprar este tabaco...
My Holy Grail?
June 08, 2013
Product: Samuel Gawith Skiff Mixture 50g
This is a very sweet Oriental blend. The Latakia stays where it should, in the background. It gets better with age, great after five years. It is my "desert island" blend. If a tsunami were coming, this is what I would save before anythi... Read More