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  1. dethmutt

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    Well then,

    When it came available, I like many jumped on the option to buy.. I bought many GH blends bulk. I have smoked one. Ennerdale. and never mind what people say . Its Great!!!!

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    mutt, latch on to some of THIS! Samuel Gawith: 1792 Flake ,Great Stuff...

    "the weez"...
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    Ive been Trying my friend!! its never available!!! looking for Rattrays Marlin Flake as well!

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    NO, no, no! Ennerdale sux! GH sux! Lakelands sux!

    You hate them all!

    You're gonna go back to Carter Hall!!

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Oh, wait, that only works if I swing a pocket watch before your eyes. Dang!

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    LOL Too late Olkofri, I have drank from the fountain! STOP buying my Tobac! LOL

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    /swings pocket watch.

    Olkofri you will send Dethmutt your tobacco! at least the lakelands

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    Can’t wait to dive into 1792!

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    Damnit OLkofri see what you did!! Ill never get 1792 now!!

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    Muhahaha! I just scored me 50g of 1792 yesterday.

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    When it was very available a year or two ago, I squirreled up about 10 pounds of 1792, Ennerdale, Conniston, Bosun, and Rich Dark Honeydew. At the latest drop I picked up 10 pounds of Bob's Chocolate Flake. I haven't found a Lakeland that I don't like.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    +1 for the Ennerdale! Just had a bowl myself

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  14. paulie66scandinavian

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    @Embers, By chance,do You smoke those Lakeland mixtures in Your Briar pipes?

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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    Ive heard nightmares about Lakeland.. You guys suck!!! LOL... @paul I have a dedicated briar.... Im glad I got a couple pounds...

    Such a great smoke.

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    @Embers, By chance,do You smoke those Lakeland mixtures in Your Briar pipes?

    Yes

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    I recently purchased a tin of Ennerdale, Bob's Chocolate Flake and SG Black Forest. I'm enjoying all three and I have dedicated a pipe to each. Good stuff!

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    I just got a hold of some Conniston Cut Plug during the last drop and was not expecting at all what I experienced on that first light. Nearly floored me with horror and disgust. Really wasn't ready for that strong of floral hit and I understand CCP isn't even that strong of a lakeland. Nice nic hit though!

    Based on advice received here, I gutted through a few more bowls and I must say, it's starting to grow on me. The underlying tobacco is outstanding and most of the soap is very muted after the initial few puffs. Not sure if I'll be a regular consumer yet so probably no competition here. Kinda strange because I absolutely love St. Bruno but I don't get any lakeland from that as others seem to get.

    Still have some Ennerdale and BCF to try yet. Wish me luck...

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    If you like, you can use these blends as an excuse and reason to visit their homeland in the Lake District of England. If you are a hiker, this is ideal, trails everywhere, all kinds of history, good small places to eat. Take along your broken-in hiking boots and rain gear, since it is green from regular downpours. Be prepared to meet grazing sheep which are part of the local economy, and they roam pretty much at will. Learn the local rules, but yes, you can follow the trails through what looks like peoples' yards, if you stick to the trail and behave otherwise. It's Wordsworth and Coleridge country, for poets and scholars of poetry. During the summer, you can go to old time English music hall performances and greet people in the misty late sunsets. People look kind of ghostly, or the ghosts look almost human.

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    It's also a convenient excuse to buy more briar pipes. Ghosting! Must buy another (half dozen) pipe(s), LOL.

    That's my theory anyway.

    Love Lakelands.

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  21. rdavid

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    It's also a convenient excuse to buy more briar pipes. Ghosting! Must buy another (half dozen) pipe(s), LOL.

    Yes... This^^^^

    I just bought 2 more, both will be assigned to lakeland duties.

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    It's also a convenient excuse to buy more briar pipes. Ghosting!
    I ain't scared o no ghosts!!!...

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  23. dethmutt

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    Well I have a Business trip scheduled For July to Montreal.. think I must visit and blow some coin at Blatter and Blatter.. Since I need a new pipe or 4 .. because of ghosting.. LOL

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    Been told there are even folks who don't mind if they are sensing faint floral ghost in their briars,especially in England,Lol

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    ...People look kind of ghostly, or the ghosts look almost human.

    Very cool.

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    During the summer, you can go to old time English music hall performances and greet people in the misty late sunsets. People look kind of ghostly, or the ghosts look almost human.

    mso...that sounds amazing.

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    Hello,
    For years I have read about "Lakeland" tobaccos. I know this is a description used for some Samuel Gawith blends.
    Will someone please describe their flavor and why these blends are so unique. Since SG tobaccos are rarely available, what are some similar brands?

    John
    "Two wrongs don't make a right."
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    Since SG tobaccos are rarely available, what are some similar brands?

    The scarcity is a fairly recent development, and I can think of no similar brands.

    Lakelands are named as such because of where they are produced. The flavors some associate with the name are sometimes floral, sometimes sweet, and sometimes vanilla depending on the blend. Some are quite like the floral Turkish delight candies.

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    Is it ghosting or free added flavor to future non-Lakeland blends?

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    Tjs garden, not sure how they are marketed over there but the 'Lakelands' come under the Gawith and Hoggarth banner over here. Mostly loose packed.

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    When we refer to the Lakeland Essence on here, we mean one of the flavorings that they use that are also used in the soap and perfume industry, which also flourishes in the Lakeland District. Things like rose geranium, which gives those little pink soaps that grandmas keep in their bathrooms as displays. Tonkan bean, other florals, things that usually aren't eaten, but used back in the 1800's to make soaps and perfumes.
    However, technically, even their cherry, vanilla, and honey scented tobaccos are still called lakelands, because they are from that district. Also called Kendals.
    But, usually when we refer to the "Lakeland" on here, we mean specifically things that smell like antique soaps.

    Michael
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    The only one I've smoked so far is Grousemoor, which I liked. The scent reminded me of Earl Grey tea, which is a favorite. I was fortunate to find Bob's Chocolate Flake in bulk at a local shop, but haven't smoked it yet. Every time I check for Ennerdale it is out of stock.

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    The only one I've smoked so far is Grousemoor, which I liked. The scent reminded me of Earl Grey tea

    I get the same from Ennerdale just a lot stronger.

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    The only one I've smoked so far is Grousemoor, which I liked. The scent reminded me of Earl Grey tea, which is a favorite. I was fortunate to find Bob's Chocolate Flake in bulk at a local shop, but haven't smoked it yet. Every time I check for Ennerdale it is out of stock.

    4 noggins has Ennerdale in bulk right now, but not in tins.

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    I don't get soapy from Grousmoore or any of the Sam Gawith I've tried to date. I did get a whopping mouthful of soap yuck from G&H Bright CR Flake. See below for a photo of me smoking it:

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  36. aro222

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    Bobs chocolate flake is in my rotation
    Love Lakeland’s
    But I guess it’s a love it or hate it with nothing in between

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
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    Why is Sam and Gawith so hard to find now ?
    Especially ennerdale
    Is something up with them ?

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    Since I like all the Lakeland fans who have posted in this thread, I'll be doing you all a favor by not diminishing the supply with purchases. You all should spend all your money on this marvelous Lakeland blends and not waste any on those nary Virginias.

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    What has the strongest lakeland floral essence i could taste a little "soapy taste" i belive in some of the ropes i got last month maybe plecebo but havnt tried any of their flakes yet.

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    Ennerdale. Pretty strong floral scent that many equate with "soapy" taste. Also Kendal Flake. Both strongly scented, but different. Try them, you might like them.

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    Bobs chocolate flake is fairly strong as well with just a hint of sweetness on the back end
    Very subtle and very nice

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    Cool maybe il hit 4noggins up for some ennerdale im def curious of what that full essence taste like

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    curious of what that full essence taste like

    Yeah, same here and I was a little shocked at the first light. I got a very strong women’s perfume taste. Still trying to get used to it.

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    I was very lucky to get to try a sublime blend for my first go with Lakeland essence. I now love the stuff.

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    aro222
    I posted somewhere on another topic a link stating that gawith hoggarth/sam gawith blends were now being imported to USA by a different company so may be that is why they have been hard to get.
    Certainly no shortage in the uk

    link here
    https://www.briarreport.org/2019/02/07/kretek-international-now-exclusive-importer-of-gawith-hoggarth-co-pipe-tobacco/

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    Thanks paulfg
    I’ve booked marked that link
    Good info
    I appreciate it Was getting a little worried

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    I've yet to try a single "Lakeland". Are there any that taste/smell strongly of jasmine? I'd be all over that.

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    has anyone tried the lakeland dark by SG? I am really tempted to get my hands on some.

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    I tried the Lakeland Dark and was a bit underwhelmed. It's good tobacco but I was looking for something with more of the Lakeland essence. As a dark tobacco it was in line with other SG or G&H offerings but the name led me to expect more scenting than was actually present. G&H Dark Flake Scented was exactly what I expected however, and I liked it much better.

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    There has been a GH&Co. awakening on the forums lately. I frequent several forums and all everyone is talking about is Lakeland this Lakeland that. They’ve only been around for a couple of hundred years but I’m glad to see people (in America at least) are finally coming around to them. I don’t really consider 1792 Flake to be a Lakeland in the sense that it has floral toppings as Tonka doesn’t come off that way to me, tastes more like Vanilla or deer tongue to me than flowers... that being said it is in my top 5 favorite blends of all time, it’s absolutely stellar! But like a lot of good blends it took me a long time before I truly appreciated its splendor. I miss the days when GH&Co blends were basically always available and even SG blends were relatively easy to get but, like Embers, I had a feeling this day would come so I stocked up on my favorites years ago.

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    I discovered Ennerdale after buying an estate pipe with a definitely soapy ghost. Rather than try to exorcise it, I said 'the heck with it' and dedicated it to Lakelands. I smoked my first bowl of Ennerdale in that pipe & instantly became a fan.

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    I just ordered some Kendal Flake. I'm looking forward to trying it. So far the Lakelands I've tried have been enjoyable. I kind of like the lingering ghost from them also, and could see how smoking some other blends over it might be good too.

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    I enjoy Ennerdale and Bob's Chocolate Flake, but the Bob's Chocolate is pretty subtle so far. It's still new to me. I've got some Kendal flake and some Dark flake I haven't tried yet. I'm wondering if I need a different pipe for each one or if they can just ghost the same pipe. Maybe that would produce something interesting....

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    Will someone please describe their [Lakeland's] flavor
    It's been described as something between old Aunt Millie's perfume and a urinal cake; but there are some scents that are less antiseptic and more delicate, like florals (violet, geranium, heliotrope) and herbals (bergamot, anise). Either way, they're exotic, and not for every tobacco smoker.

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