- Feb 21, 2013
Samuel Gawith seems to be one of, if not the, oldest blender of tobacco in business. I've always been reluctant about SG blends for fear of missing the mark and getting some of their soapy/floral aromatics, but I know they make a number of non-aromatics that don't pose a flavor or ghosting problem. Otherwise, I get the sense that they are a notch up from other blenders. I am not a fussy smoker and, selectively, enjoy many brands from Sutliff to Dunhills, from Peterson to Mac Barens, to Semois, Cornell & Diehl and McClellands and so on. A Forums member was so kind as to send me a tin of SG Brown Sugar Flake, which I am hankering to try. I am slow to open tins. How do you regard Samuel Gawith blends -- a step up from most in quality, a worthy blender on a level with other quality blends, or something else? Eventually in my glacially slow way, I'd might like to try SG Navy Flake and Bothy Flake, and maybe Squadron Leader.