Samuel Gawith Squadron Leader Pipe Tobacco

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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

23 Reviews

  • 5
    One of the best all day Balkan/English blends ever

    Posted by Peter Central Coast Briars on 15th Nov 2020

    I’ve smoked a lot of different blends and have all the good stuff. I hadn’t had Squadron Leader until a few months ago.
    I bought a few tins and after just a few bowls, I bought another 10 ounces. This is good stuff right out of the tin. I can only imagine it gets better with age. Comes a bit damp but 5-10 min of drying is good enough. Ribbon cut with some pretty long strands. Packs and smokes great though. Not Latakia forward. A good mix of orientals, lats and Virginia. Similar to Balkan Sobranie and MM965.

  • 5
    Wonderful Smoke

    Posted by Dave D on 11th Nov 2020

    Not much to add on this blend. Its a favorite of many, Buy it while its in stock and Cellar it. Good price and quick shipping.

  • 5
    SG Squadron Leader

    Posted by Eric on 1st Nov 2020

    This English is truly as wonderful as its reputation and reviews state. Well worth staying alert for it availability.

  • 5
    Go to Favorite

    Posted by Matt M on 1st Nov 2020

    I love this tobacco, plain and simple. It’s always a super smooth, mellow smoke. I try to buy a tin whenever I make a purchase, to age for later. I don’t think you can go wrong with this one!

  • 5
    Squadron Leader

    Posted by Brad K on 15th Oct 2020

    Have been searching for a tobacco I enjoyed. This one is not too heavy, bite my tongue, or burn my nose. The flavor is enjoyable plus the aroma doesn’t assault mother.

  • 5
    Aces High

    Posted by Matt M on 13th Oct 2020

    Excellent tobacco. Produced a very light, dry, smooth smoke. Very enjoyable and very relaxing. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Good and Faithfull smoke

    Posted by Dave D on 10th Oct 2020

    I don't know what else could be said. This is a well proven and classic smoke. Sometimes it can be hard to find. It's good all around smoke. High quality tobacco.

  • 4
    The english

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Jan 2020

    Purchased the 250-gram box. Upon opening the bag you’re greeted with orientals and Virginia’s. Once jarred the latakia comes to the front. Once you light it to the front comes Virginia’s and orientals with the latakia balancing everything out. A mild to medium English blend Everyone can enjoy.

  • 5
    Squadron Leader

    Posted by Kathy on 19th Jan 2020

    Excellent tobacco with no burn and just a mild draw you could nurse all day. I tried to order awhile ago and I appreciated the notification it was back in stock. Thank you!!