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Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Pipe Tobacco

$14.75 - $39.99
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**Manufacture Change: Lightly Vacuum Sealed with Plastic Seal On Tin**

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

Blended By: Samuel Gawith

Model: Squadron Leader

Tobacco Type: Virginia, Turkish and Latakia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: English 

Strength: 2 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable 

Flavoring: None


  • 50 g. / 1.75 oz.
  • 250 g.

Country: United Kingdom

Samuel Gawith
Room Note:

33 Reviews

  • 2
    I want to like it, but...

    Posted by Alex on 3rd May 2022

    Just doesn't work for me. Tastes soapy and bites. Tossing out the tin to make way for something better.

  • 3
    Squadron Leader

    Posted by Bill Huff on 10th Feb 2022

    Very bland and tasteless compared to what it used to be.

  • 5
    Perfectly balanced

    Posted by Jared on 27th Jan 2022

    It can't be said enough how balanced this blend is. From the top of the bowl to the bottom nothing took center stage, just a great even flavor throughout. It seemed too moist upon opening the tin but to my surprise it gave off a pleasurable, heavy and dry smoke. Very little moisture in the bowl. One of my new favorites from the very first bowl.

  • 4
    Squadron leader

    Posted by A. H. on 25th Dec 2021

    This is what an English blend should taste like. Nothing in this blend jumps out at me but I love it right ratio of tobaccos, very well balanced.

  • 5
    Squadron Leader

    Posted by Klaatu on 25th Dec 2021

    Good stuff.

  • 3
    mild but does have a bite

    Posted by squaran leader on 7th Jan 2021

    Will skip it in future. Rather expensive and not as good as Navy cut gold.

  • 5
    Worth the wait!

    Posted by Micky2Pipes on 6th Jan 2021

    Finally! This is one of those elusive blends that for whatever reason I couldn't ever get my hands on. Was thrilled to finally pick some up. Lived up to the hype for sure. If you like english blends that are mild enough for all day puffing this checks the box. More subtle than Nightcap or Maltese Falcon but still flavorful. Hoping to find more and keep in my rotation.

  • 5
    Squadron Leader

    Posted by Mr. Pete------> on 6th Jan 2021

    Wonderful tobacco. Very difficult to find so I suggest when it is available that you "jump" on a tin...or two! Mr. Pete-------------> aging hippie

  • 5
    S. Gawith Squadron Leader

    Posted by Adam V. on 5th Jan 2021

    First time smoking this blend. You know it's not always available here in the U. S. I bought two 250 gram boxes. Inside the box, the tobacco is sealed in a ziplock bag, so jar it up. I'm glad I got two boxes! This stuff is delicious! I'm very partial to Va/Pers and straight Virginias, and English blends are 3rd or 4th down my list. However, Squadron Leader is a great example of the quintessential English/Balkan blend. Very fragrant, just slightly sweet, lots of smoky Latakia (but not TOO much). Very well-balanced and very easy to light and smoke. My favourite English by far! Get some whenever you can.