Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. Top Black Cherry Tobacco is one of the unique Kendal-style pipe tobaccos. Kendal tobaccos are made according to over 200-year old recipes from back in the days where British purity law dictated that only certain natural ingredients could be used in pipe tobacco. This isn’t your grandfather’s tobacco … it’s your great-great-grandfather’s tobacco.
The G&H tobacco is kept doubly-fresh as the tin is vacuum-sealed, and the tobacco inside is in a sealed plastic bag that is taped shut. There is as very strong tin aroma of a rich black cherry liquor … and that’s before you even open the bag. Some may find the tin aroma a bit cloying, but I like it. I made a conscious decision that I wanted to smoke a tobacco named Top Black Cherry right now. If you’re in the mood for something sweet for desert, and you get something sweet, then everything’s fine. If you’re in the mood for steak, then a cream parfait isn’t going to make you happy. If you feel like smoking a strong, smoky Latakia blend, then don’t pick up the tin of G&H Top Black Cherry.