Review: Gawith, Hogarth & Co. Best Brown #2

A medium strength Virginia & Burley mix Gawith, Hogarth & Co. Best Brown #2 is an interesting tobacco, utilizing a floral essence topping. I have yet to come across a tobacco that has a floral topping. It isn't an overpowering note, but you can definitely taste it on the cold draw and jar note. I am anxious to see how these flavors end up when lit.

Best Brown Flake #2

Company: Samuel Gawith

How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin

Style: Virginia/Burley

Tobacco Used: Virginia & Burley

Casing/Topping: Floral Essence

Cut: Flake

Bowls Smoked: 2

Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/1/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $13.60

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: Strong fig and plum with a liquor like aroma as well. Very good.

Visual: A very nice looking pile of pressed flake tobacco. Not too dry or too wet.

Flavors: Smokey, dark dried fruit and some floral notes.

Smoking Experience: Smoked very well, only needing to be relit a handful of times. No tongue bite, no gurgles and no issues.

Tobacco Strength: Medium

Body: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco:

Conclusion: This was a very enjoyable tobacco. Not my absolute favorite, but I definitely enjoyed it. The flavors and body were nice and there were no issues. A nice steady burn and no bite, bitterness or gurgle made for an enjoyable smoke.

Rating: 3.5 AKA Worth keeping in the rotation, but even better if it’s on sale.

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