These Gawith ropes are handmade with specific machines and dedicated staff that can make an essentially endless string of tobacco. I don't think there's another manufacturer that has them, anywhere. You can see the process in an old 60s or 70s video here.
The STG and MacBaren have roller...
If you can enjoy Virginia and Latakia and everything in between what are you after with aromatics?
I mean, what are you looking for?
If you can find them, get some aromatics with yarbles like 1792, Bosun, Coniston, dark flake scented, Ennerdale.
That’s how my pipes look prereaming :) I usually ream while flushing the chamber at the same time, down to wood. Find that there is resistant cake that needs to be softened before the reamer will catch. First smoke from a freshly reamed, flushed and dried pipe is caviar.
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@Morrison Jeremiah decided to do an experiment, for science.
Packed a Savinelli 904 with 3 rubbed out and 1 intact coin on top of Samuel Gawith's Cabbie's Mixture (had let them dry for an hour or so which means they retained some moisture). Had exactly two lights, the charring light + tamp, and...
Know exactly what you mean, my most precious tobacco are two 100g tins of HH Acadian Perique, perhaps the only tobacco to satisfy me 100%, or so I think since i last smoked Acadian Perique 3 years ago. They have 3 years of age on them. Now i am reluctant to open even one of them because a) what...
I cellar anything that has given me consistently good smokes for a whole tin, or 50g, and so should you ;)
Talking ratios, easily 60% is Va/VaPer, 25% Lakelands, and the rest is misc, DFK blends, some Latakia.
That’s an interesting suggestion, but i reckon we can’t have confirmation. If that’s the case then I’d wonder whether the topping actually brings FVPlug’s taste DOWN, instead of adding to it like Perique does in StJames Plug. RB tastes brighter to me than FVPlug, despite visually being darker.
@Ahi Ka rates it!
I have a plug and smoked a few bowls of it. It’s more mild than I’d have expected, Virginia forward with, yes, ideas of Christmas spice, but quite mild. It’s good but I prefer stronger stuff.