The Coniston cut plug aromatic tobacco is a blend containing dark fired leaf, Malawi, Burley with a small addition of Virginia tobacco leaves, which produces a strong smoke dominated by a pungent characterful, burnt, smokey, flavour derived from the fired leaf. The blend has been top dressed with Gawith's famous aromatic flavouring.
Kendal Aromatic Flavouring: We struggled for many years to define the Aromatic flavour produced by the Kendal firm but one of our favourite customers "Mr Horsfall" who is a well regarded pipe smoker hit the nail on the head with Turkish Delight.
Cut Plug Tobacco: The Coniston Cut Plug is sold in Sliced Plug form. Plug is produced by fermenting leaves under pressure to form a cake. This is then divided up into Plugs, that require slicing and rubbing depending on the desired burn rate. Cut Plug is basically pre sliced plug ready for rubbing. Due to fermentation under heat and pressure plug tends to be full bodied and would only be recommended for the experienced smoker.
Loose packaged to order: Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy our Coniston Cut Plug Pipe Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.