Fire Dance is a dressed up version of a Samuel Gawith favorite. When the Virginia flake you already love is dressed up with toppings of brandy, blackberries and vanilla the result is a sweet treat with little bite, a delicious room note and a memorable taste that gets better and better the more you slow down and savor it.
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Model: Fire Dance Flake
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Flavoring: Blackberry, Brandy and Vanilla
- 50 g. / 1.75 oz
- 250 g.
Country: United Kingdom
Very good relaxing smoke enjoyable!
This blend really threw me for a loop on the first try. First off, I misread the description and was expecting Black Raspberry, not BlackBerry. After I realized my mistake it was much better. The tin note is like sour BlackBerry, a lot of people describe it as mustard in odor. I agree with the basic tin note, but if you really give it a good waft, you can pick up the berry and tobacco note. I think the tobacco is the sour note. The smoke is distinctly different. You pick up the berry, the liquor, and the typical Virginia grassiness. The flake is top notch and is not 100% uniform, but considering it's still being made with the same equipment from 1792 it's very high quality, and has an artisan look to it. Room note is pleasant. The more I smoke this, the more it grows on me. Not a regular smoke for me, but I will enjoy when I'm in the right mood for it.
This will be an everyday smoke for me next to MB Navy Flake. This has smooth blackberry brandy flavor, the vanilla I think just mellows it all out and you don't really notice it. Otherwise it is a cool burning one of a kind tobacco you won't forget.
This Samuel Gawith is good the smell is like mustard it tastes sweet like blackberries vanilla creamy and I believe some aged would do better.