Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader is one of those almost-perfect tobacco blends that every fan of English blends should keep a stock of. It’s medium-bodied, smooth and easy to smoke, while still giving enough strength to satisfy. This blend won’t knock you out, but it will knock your socks off -- the perfect balance in our humble opinion.
Brand: Samuel Gawith
Model: Squadron Leader
Tobacco Type: Virginia, Turkish and Latakia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
- 250 g.
Country: United Kingdom
This is a quintessential English and something every pipe smoker should have cellared! I hate writing reviews, only making these wonderful blends more difficult to get but, I just want to share my love of pipe smoking. This is delicious and worth the wait.
A good quality English blend. Smooth and mild. I’m usually preferring stronger stuff, and this was no exception but, it is a very nice English, with plenty of easy-going depth to it.
She's like a first growth Bordeaux, fine and ready anytime, only better cellared for five years or more if you have the patience to keep purchasing each vintage until you have a steady rotation that will last you a lifetime. This is the blend worth planning that long for. A tin that, to enjoy to its fullest, demands that you learn to appreciate subtle nuances in flavor among its constituent tobaccos, and through their melding and balancing over time. Otherwise, you have a fine every day go to, that can begin as soon as today. Mild and respectful of who you are and what you may be contemplating over a quiet smoke. Best left in the tin for years, then decant into a jar and let it continue its aging, taking what you require along the way. Get it while you can, and save some for the rest of us!
My favorite English tobacco. Excellent flavor and light on the Latakia. Subtracted one star for the ugly nicotine warning label on the top.
A very nice mild all day English that even offers a touch of Lakeland floral. Easy to smoke, low nicotine hit.
A great example of an English blend. Probably one of the best I have tried. Will grab more as soon as it becomes available again. All day good...
I have never heard a complaint about the flavor of this tobacco. Some people think it's too mild, while others too think it's too strong. I think it's just right, and it's a great middle of the road quality English blend.
I drift between Va's and English blends and found this to be a fantastic all day long smoke. Loads well, packs well, burns to a clean ash and if pushed a bit hard it will growl before biting.
Nice English blend.