**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
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
- Samuel Gawith
- Room Note:
Just doesn't work for me. Tastes soapy and bites. Tossing out the tin to make way for something better.
Very bland and tasteless compared to what it used to be.
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.
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.
Will skip it in future. Rather expensive and not as good as Navy cut gold.
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.
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
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.