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Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye
Vitamin N Anyone?
Along with S&G #4 Twist this has the most nicotine of any tobacco I've smoked. Great amount of smoke and a strong but not overpowering virginia flavour makes this one of my top smokes!!! If you don't like nicotine or virginia tobaccos this isn't for you; if you do, you'll love it.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Dark Bird's Eye
Vitamin N Anyone?
Along with S&G #4 Twist this has the most nicotine of any tobacco I've smoked. Great amount of smoke and a strong but not overpowering virginia flavour makes this one of my top smokes!!! If you don't like nicotine or virginia tobaccos this isn't for you; if you do, you'll love it.

War Horse - Bar 1.75oz
Like a War Horse
This was surprisingly sweet and strong, a decent nic hit! I'm sure there's a casing on it that adds to the sweetness but whatever it is, it works. The moisture from the tin was pretty much perfect and it light and burn very well. The only issue I had was rubbing it out... it tended to break up so small that it would plug the shank... other than that an excellent blend!

Samuel Gawith - Lakeland Dark 50g
Solid Offering From SG
Being a huge fan of SG in general and having 1792 in my regular rotation when I heard rumours that Lakeland Dark is the same blend (less the casing) as 1792 I just had to order a few tins. I found it medium in nic strength with a strong flavor. The taste was very earthy/peaty and full, hard to explain but I thought I picked up hints of 1792. Definitely not your typical burley flake. Like all SG tobacco it needed substantial drying time but once dried and rubbed out it packed and burnt like a charm. If you don't like Lakeland blends I doubt you'll like this. If you do... you will!!! This won't displace 1972 from the rotation nor will it be added but it was worth a try and I'm sure I'll end up getting a craving for it sometime in the future.

Cornell & Diehl - Haunted Bookshop 2oz
A Good Burley
I smoked two tins of this and enjoyed every puff. A medium flavor and strength, it had a good burley taste with some good Virginia sweetness. I only got hints of the perique and nothing from the Kentucky. I didn't really notice the nic at all but I'm an absolute nic fiend with a high tolerance so if you don't like nic it may hit you. Tin moisture was pretty much perfect, it packed and lit like dream. I won't be putting in the rotation but I'm sure I'll order more just to change things up.

Peterson - Irish Flake 50g
Nothing Better in a Flake!!!
As far as Virginia flakes go Irish is the absolute best. It has a Cope-esque topping in the tin note... which while pleasant really doesn't matter... who says what an amazing smoke but the tin note was crap so I'm not smoking it again... or who smokes a crappy burning blend so they can smell the tin? The flake rubs out easily, but on opening I find is just a little damp and needs an hour or so to dry. However, it may be perfect for you... not too wet at all. It packs well, lights easily and burn to the bottom. There is ample full and thick smoke that bring a full and rich flavor unlike any other tobacco I've tried with a solid but not overwhelming nic hit. If I had to choose one Virginia flake... this is it. If I had to choose one Flake... this is it.

Samuel Gawith - Cabbie's Mixture 50g
Excellent Vaper
SG nailed it. It's different than any other Vaper I've smoked but definitely you know you're smoking a Vaper. Sweet with that Perique kick which is so satisfying. Like all SG blends its rather wet from the tin but let it dry and it will be a favourite if you like vapers. The loose coins burn well as is. They're small enough thst you can just drop them in and with a little of the loose shag on top lights no problem and burns perfectly. It's not Escudo but in a very very good way!

Samuel Gawith - Navy Flake 50g
Disappointed
I'm not a latakia fan so I thought based on the rum flavoring I may enjoy this. After going through the 1st of 2 tins I ordered I'm suprised to say that while I found the latakia tolerable, it was the only flavor I got from this. It was barely there and that was the only flavor. I didn't get any rum even on the retrohale. Its not bad but it was so one dimensional and light it's not what I enjoy smoking. It was, like all SG tobacco, moist from the tin and required drying. The flakes rubbed out great and packed well. Just not for me. I'll try the 2nd tin just incase I got a bad tin and update this if required... Addendum... not change with the 2nd tin... same thing. I can see why one would like this... it's a quality tobacco... just not my thing.

Five Brothers - Five Brothers 1.25oz
More Bark than Bite
I love a high nic smoke. I was suspicious of this being an OTC and unfortunately I was right. I like burleys and I love nic so I though from word of mouth it would be a winner... to me the taste was like smoking a hand rolled cigarette, the smoke was thin and hot (no bite) and the bowl lasted about 10 minutes. The shag cut was a PITA to pack. I found that just cramming as much as I could in worked because it was so dry... but not easy. If you're looking for a cheap tobacco that smokes fast with a straight forward tobacco flavor... this is your blend.

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Happy (Brown) Bogie Unsliced
Excellent Twist
This is a great smoking twist. I found it has less of a cigar and more of a traditional Virginia pipe tobacco quality to it. Still strong but a little less potent than the SG#4. Lost of smoke output and more than enough of a nic hit. The 15mm twist cuts much more easily than the 20mm. I find that if I cut it into 1/4 inch slices it unravels into a perfect ribbon cut with literally no rubout. From the bag it's a little most to the touch. I haven't tried smoking without drying... thus far about 20 minutes and it burn complete without any relights. Definitely worth a try. As an addendum, I think that this and the Brown Irish X are the same blend just a different size... not sure why but if they're not the same they're darn close. If find this easier to prepare than the BIX... Slicing into 1/4 inch thick coins with a light rub makes pretty much a perfect ribbon cut which packs and smokes brilliantly!!!

Samuel Gawith - Brown No. 4 250g
The Best Twist You Can Buy
I absolutely love this Twist. To me it still has a pipe tobacco character, opposed to a cigar. It smokes cool and has a decent amount of smoke out put. I'm a nicotine fiend and I find this to have the largest nic hit of any pipe tobacco (flake, twist, plug, etc) that I've ever smoked. It's the only tobacco that I've ever niccupped on. It's smooth and I've never had bite from it. If I could only ever smoke one type from now until pipe smoking kills me... This would be it!!!

Gawith Hoggarth & Co. - Brown Irish X Unsliced
An Outstanding Twist
Recently tried this and it is in my top 3 Twists. Not as strong as the SG #4 but almost as good and still packs a punch. I found it to have a little bit of a sweetness that cuts through the full body. If you looking for a more mellow Twist this is a must try! As an addendum, I think that this and the Happy Brown Bogie are the same blend just a different size... not sure why but if they're not the same they're darn close. I find the HBB easier to prepare. Slicing into 1/4 inch thick coins with a light rub makes pretty much a perfect ribbon cut which packs and smokes brilliantly!!!

Samuel Gawith
Navy Flake 50g

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Samuel Gawith
Brown No. 4 250g

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Samuel Gawith
1792 Flake 250g

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Peterson
Irish Flake 50g

$13.60 $9.55
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