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
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.
One of the best English latakia and a great price.
With a name like this (and the fact I’m a 20-year US Air Force vet), I had to make this the first tobacco smoked in my new Rattray pipe. This is a great robust English blend with strong Latakia and Oriental influence. It has been a great smoke on cool, brisk mornings on the back porch. Strong, but delightfully crisp and bracing.