Lakeland Dark is a powerful tobacco that can only be described as complex. It has a variance of flavor but not one you can put your finger on. Pay attention to the strength of this tobacco as it would not be suitable for a beginner or someone looking for a mild smoke.
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Model: Lakeland Dark
Tobacco Type: Kentucky, Virginia
Cut: Broken Flake
Blend Type: Kentucky, Virginia
Strength: 4 of 5
Taste: Very Full
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
Country: United Kingdom
- Samuel Gawith
- Broken Flake
- Room Note:
Despite its name, it’s not a heavy floral or typical Lakeland flavored blend. I really like Gawith and Hoggarth Best brown #2 for something different than normal Virginias and English blends. I ran out of BB2 and this is a good substitute. They topping is pretty mild. It comes very wet. Needs a good amount of drying time before lighting up and you’ll relight a few times. It’s just enough essence that it’s that you’ve got to pay attention to taste it after the first few minutes but it’s there just enough. It’s not the best Sam Gawith blend but it’s a great one when you want something different.
Just as good as old 1792!
Wonderful stuff on par with early 1792.
To me this is a top notch tobacco, it is a close cousin to 1792.
I have really come to appreciate the creamy rich smoke this tobacco produces. Earthy, leathery, mild hint of spice, and sweetness. It has a lot of complexity for being such a simple blend. Lakeland essence is overpowered if it's there at all. Bulk would be great in this one.
If you like 1792 you need some of this blend. A simple blend of complex flavors. Dark and rich. Just ordered 4 more tins to cellar.