Kendal Dark Birdseye Shag Smoking Tobacco
- Loose Packaged to Order
- Medium Strength
- Coarse Cut
- Slow Burning
The Kendal Shag Tobacco is made in the heart of the lake district in the true British spirit. The finest tobacco leaves are sourced from the finest tobacco producing nations before being blended and prepared in the Kendal Tobacco factory.
The Kendal Dark Birdseye is a dark, Full strength, flue cured, Virginia blend which has been made using the whole leaf rather than strips as the majority of the kendal tobacco’s. This leaves small circular disks in the blend from the cross section of the stem known as birdseye. This helps slow down the burn rate of the tobacco.
The Kendal Dark range are full strength tobacco’s that we would not recommend for the novice smoker.
Due to some hand rolling smokers using shag tobacco for hand rolling purposes, HMRC have taken action to stop this abuse of the tobacco taxation. HMRC have defined that any tobacco where the strands are less than 1.5mm will be taxed as a Hand Rolling tobacco. All shag tobacco produced as of January 2011 will be cut above 1.5mm. This is a pipe tobacco and is taxed accordingly. It is a criminal offence to use shag tobacco for hand rolling and we do not endorse this.
Loose packaged to order:
Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy our Kendal Dark, Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.