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Samuel Gawith Sam’s Flake - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    August 4th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

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This tin that I am smoking from is at least three years old. The date that I put on it when it arrived says August of 2006. There is quite a bit of sugar crystallization on the flakes, look at the pictures below and you can see it (Fig. 1 & 2).

The tin aroma is amazing! There is a sweet but strong tobacco smell that I find very pleasing and mouth watering. This tin has been open for quite awhile and the moisture content is pretty dry right now. I do remember how it was when I first opened the tin and the moisture was almost perfect for smoking then. It might have needed a little drying time, but not much.
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Samuel Gawith Bracken Flake - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    June 29th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Samuel Gawith Bracken Flake Pipe Tobacco Tin

This is another blend from Samuel Gawith that is offered in both tin and bulk. However, I have not smoked this blend from the tinned version, only the bulk. So I can not comment on the differences in the two. But if it is anything like the other SG offerings, there is probably little or no difference between the two.

The tin aroma is a strong but sweet tobacco smell with a little smokiness mixed in and a tang in the nose. The moisture level is a little on the high side and letting it dry a little wouldn’t hurt. I prepared the flakes (Fig.1) by folding them in half and fully rubbing them out (Fig. 2). I loaded the pipe with a gravity fill and, using very light pressure, pushed the tobacco down in the bowl with my thumb to level it off.
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Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    May 24th, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake Pipe Tobacco Tin

I have smoked this blend in both tinned and bulk. The tobacco in the tin contains a little more moisture and that is where the differences end. I can detect no difference in flavor, aroma, or any other qualities from either the tinned or bulk. The tin aroma is a straight forward Virginia tobacco aroma. It is accompanied by that tangy Virginia smell that I find really appealing with a very slight sweetness far in the background. Read the rest of this entry »

Samuel Gawith Fire Dance Flake - Pipe Tobacco Reviews

    May 2nd, 2009

 

By Bob Tate

Samuel Gawith Fire Dance Flake Pipe Tobacco Tin

I have smoked this blend from the tin and in bulk. The tin aroma and taste is a little bit stronger in the tin compared to the bulk. I would attribute this to the tins being vacuumed sealed soon after the tobacco is placed into it. The bulk is minimally different and is a very good smoke as well. The moisture in the tin is also higher than in the bulk and may require a bit of drying time before smoking.
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Samuel Gawith Re-Introduces Blend

    April 29th, 2009

By Bob Tate

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Samuel Gawith will be re-introducing a blend at the Chicago Pipe Show this year (2009). The blend has been out of production for quite some time and is called Scotch Cut Mixture. Bob and Graham from Samuel Gawith Tobacco will be in attendance at the show. Read the rest of this entry »