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Gawith Hoggarth No.12 Mixture Pipe Tobacco No.12 mixture - a blend of flue-cured bright Virginias and Latakia coarse cut. With this blend you not only have to like Latakia you have to positively "crave" the taste as this Gawith, Hoggarth & Co. blend contains 45% Latakia!
Latakia: Latakia blends are the marmite of tobacco world "Love it or hate it." Pure it is mainly used as a blending tobacco due to the overpowering flavour it provides. The flavour has a very distinctive tarry odour accompanied by a characterful burnt ash taste, which is due to a long curing process over smokey fires. Most smokers buy small amounts and add a pinch to a bowl full to add depth and character to the smoke. The Latakia is an acquired taste and definitely wouldn't be recommended for the novice smoker.
Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco: The Gawiths Kendal Balkan Sobranie, Pipe Tobacco is a ready rubbed tobacco blend. Ready rubbed tobacco is made up of loose strands and is ready for immediate use in the pipe with no preparation for added convenience and enjoyment.
Loose packaged to order: Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy many of our Balkan Mixture Pipe Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.