The process of preparing this Aromatic Virginia blend may be a little bit on the high-labor side, but the effect creates a blend worthy of note. Grousemoor isn’t what you would expect from an Aromatic, or from a Virginia for that matter. Samuel Gawith has created a blend that’s mild in strength and could be off-putting to the indoctrinated pipe smoker. Like with learning the art of smoking a pipe itself, puffing on Grousemoor requires a little patience, a bit of understanding and more than a passing appreciation for the moments in between “newbie” and “aficionado.”
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
Amount: 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
Country: United Kingdom
I’m not sure if I received a bad batch or what. The tobacco had absolutely no flavor at all. It was the plainest smelling and tasting tobacco I have yet tried. It has no flavor at all. 100% plain. It was like my can must have been pulled out of one of the early processing stages. It was very damp and had no smell. Strange!!!
I found this SG mixture had way too much "Perfume" for me. I'm not saying it was horrible, just not for me. I still think that SG tobacco blends are some of the best out there.
This is probably a love or hate, but worth the price of admission to find out.
I am an avid upland hunter and English Setter guy, so honestly, they had me with the tin right from the start. To say I was very pleased with the blend is an understatement. Gorgeous color and texture with a most pleasant under stated scent. A medium body aromatic smoke with just rhe right amount of complex flavors that change as you go.