The Samuel Gawith Plug Tobacco comes in an un-prepared plug form. Plug blocks are cut from a cake, which is produced by fermenting tobacco leaves under immense pressure. A plug requires slicing and rubbing to prepare it for smoking. Leaving large slices or chunks will reduce the burn rate whilst thinner slices will provide a faster more intense burn.
Due to the added fermentation process, plug tends to be full bodied and would only be recommended for the experienced smoker.
The Samuel Gawiths St James Flake is part of the highly regarded Kendal Mayors Collection and is pretty much a classic with a worldwide reputation along with many of their Flakes. The St James is blended using the finest bright Virginia with a good dose of Perique for a very flavoursome and characterful smoke with a light peppery note.