The Kendal Exmoor mixture is Gawith Hoggarths answer to the mourning prayers of those smokers who are grieving the loss of a loved one “Ogden’s Exmoor Hunt”
The exmoor mixture is not exactly the same as the original (as they would be in breach of copyright) but it does bear a close resemblance and many have even remarked on it being better!!
The Exmoor mixture is a traditional easy smoke blended from choice Virginia leaf blended with Cavendish, latakia and other select aromatic leaves to produce a smoke of unique complex character and flavour.
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 Exmoor Mixture, 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 Exmoor Mixture Pipe Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.