Fans of Latakia who are looking for something different should try a tin of Balkan Flake from Samuel Gawith. Unlike the Balkans you’re probably familiar with, this blend is primarily Virginia with about 30% Latakia. The result is a fairly mild English that puts the Latakia flavor forward.
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Tobacco Type: Latakia and Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 50 g. / 1.75 oz
- 250 g.
Country: United Kingdom
Easy to rub out of fold and stuff. Needs a bit of drying time. Plumes of thick, cool, flavorful smoky goodness. Definitely worth trying if you like latakia / Balkan blends.
Latakia up front but not a Lat bomb with a nice Virginia follow up, with a coolness throughout. Not mint, not menthol, and not strong. Faint but cool. Complex by simplicity.