Samuel Gawith: Squadron Leader 8oz Pipe Tobacco

Product Number: 003-059-0084

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.

Squadron Leader from Samuel Gawith is a classic, quintessential English blend named in honor of the Royal Air Force pilots who flew Gloster Gladiator biplanes in the early days of WWII. As a pipe tobacco, Squadron Leader features Bright and Dark Virginias bcombined with Latakia and Turkish leaf for a cool, all-day English mixture.

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  • Components: Virginia, Latakia, Orientals
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (3 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.17 out of 5 stars
Tobacco that satisfies me
March 17, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader 8oz
The can was out of stock, so I bought it instead. There is no difference in taste and aroma. I think Samuel Gawith's Balkan or Squadron Leader are the best for me out of all the tobacco I've ever smoked.
Top 100 yes, 1 review?
September 29, 2023
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader 8oz
I am ordering this bc the can I have NEVER seen available on smokingpipes. It's the only one I had to look elsewhere for. When I saw this, I flipped my lid.
Lakeland Deception
January 10, 2024
Product: Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader 8oz
Requires significant drying time if you want to avoid tongue bite and relighting every one to two minutes. As always, Gawith uses very high quality Virginias, so you're getting something nice here. The orientals are also good but they're too scarce, ... Read More
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