BUY BRITISH 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.
Kendal Kentucky is a full bodied, full strength tobacco of 100% African grown (Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania) These tobaccos are fire-cured which gives them a distinctive aroma and full flavor. This is a fairly strong, but exceptionally cool tobacco for the lovers of dark-fired Virginias, which we would generally recommend for the experienced smoker. All of the tobacco's in the Kendal Shag Tobacco range are very clean, containing very little of the stem and produce a very natural flavour without the chemical harshness present in many modern tobaccos.
Shag Tobacco: 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 Kentucky, Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.