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Pipe Tobacco Sampler – Blend Club 2019 1-4 – 40g Total

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Pipe Tobacco Sampler: 10g of each tobacco

First four tobaccos of Blend Club 2019. Join the Facebook group “2019 Blend Club” Where you can post and read others reviews about these tobaccos, also a great place to have pipe and tobacco related conversations with like minded people.

Samuel Gawith 1792 (10g)

Another one of iconic flakes from Samuel Gawith, 1792 is steamed flake with a top dressing of Tonquin. High grade dark fired Tanzanian leaf is hand stripped and steamed. The leafs are cold pressed in 12″ blocks for a few hours, this holds the “Cake” together for the next stage. The cakes are loaded into a steam press and cooked for about 3 more hours, the tobacco is left cool and rest. After this sort aging period the tobacco is given a top dressing of Tonquin, before being cut ready to smoke.

The resulting tobacco is rich, with a earthy, leather flavour that is velvety smooth with a sweet side thanks to the added Tonquin. Think of this as a sweet treat for the lovers of a dark and strong Virginia & Kentucky type tobaccos. Like a premium quality Nicaraguan cigar with the Maduro wrapper, all the power included. This is a very strong tobacco and not for everyone, those new to the pipe, should start a little lighter.

Dark-fired leaf hot pressed and cut into a 6″ flake before adding a dressing of Tonquin flavour. A full strength, full flavoured tobacco.” – From Samuel Gawith Website

Charatan Flake 10g

A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied virginias. Finished with a special flavour providing a delicate spice aroma.

In 1863 Frederick Charatan, opened a shop in Mansell Street, London where he began to carve Meerschaum pipes. These got very popular very quickly and Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescott street. Here he began to make the briar pipes that made the name Charatan World famous. on the retirement of his father in 1910 Reuben Charatan took over the family business and the business was wholly owned by the Charatan family until 1960.

During the noughties, Dunhill tobacco of London, through the House of Edgeworth introduced a range of Charatan cigars, manufactured exclusively for the UK cigar smoker. However British American Tobacco (Dunhill Tobacco of London) made the decision in December 2016 to withdraw from the hand made cigar and pipe tobacco market in 2017.

So to combat this announcement Tor Imports made a successful approach to purchase the Charatan brand from Dunhill Tobacco of London allowing them to keep the brand alive.

Tor started work to launch a Charatan Pipe Tobacco with their Global pipe tobacco manufacturer in 2017 to create and test replica blends with the pipe clubs around Europe and the UK with a view to introducing a brand new range of Pipe tobaccos on exhaustion of the current stock of the Dunhill range. It took months before they were happy that they had achieved the blends to be as close a possible

Rattrays Old Gowrie

Old Gowire is often considered as Hal O’The Wynd Light, comprised of a Virginia’s with a hint of Perique and Kentucky. Skilfully balanced to produce a natural smoke, packed with grassy Virginia’s flavours, with the Perique providing a subtle fig note. Produced as a broken flake using very high quality tobaccos, a classic blend. The Kentucky keeps the blend cool and adds a little spine to be mix. Great for fans of straight Virginia or VaPer (Virginia & Perique) blends.

Holger Danske Royal Navy Flake

Like all good Navy Flakes, the Holger Danske Royal Navy Flake doesn’t disappoint. A beautiful blend of high quality, flue cured Virginia is hot pressed with the addition a light fruit topping. This adds very little to the main flavour profile of gold Virginias, just adds a little subtly here and there.

From the tin the distinct aroma of hay with a little zestiness, which comes with all high grade Virginia flake is released. The slightly drier flakes (compared to English Manufactures) make for easy packing and smoking. If supped slowly this light tobacco carries a hay flavour with citrus in harmony all the way through.

Lighter Virginia flakes are one of the best for laying down for aging. Over time this tobacco will take on a more mellowed and richer flavour. The hay and citrus tones will be replaced with more woody and nutty flavour. These tobaccos age for up to and over 30 years, if left sealed in the tin and stored in a cool, dry place.

Pipe Tobacco Sampler: 10g of each tobacco First four tobaccos of Blend Club 2019. Join the Facebook group “2019 Blend Club” Where you can post and read others reviews about these tobaccos, also a great place to have pipe and tobacco related conversations with like minded people.   Tobaccos:   Samuel Gawith 1792 (10g) Another one of iconic flakes from Samuel Gawith, 1792 is steamed flake with a top dressing of Tonquin. High grade dark fired  Tanzanian leaf is hand stripped and steamed. The leafs are cold pressed in 12″ blocks for a few hours, this holds the “Cake” together for the next stage. The cakes are loaded into a steam press and cooked for about 3 more hours, the tobacco is left cool and rest. After this sort aging period the tobacco is given a top dressing of Tonquin, before being cut ready to smoke.  The resulting tobacco is rich, with a earthy, leather flavour that is velvety smooth with a sweet side thanks to the added Tonquin. Think of this as a sweet treat for the lovers of a dark and strong Virginia & Kentucky type tobaccos. Like a premium quality Nicaraguan cigar with the Maduro wrapper, all the power included. This is a very strong tobacco and not for everyone, those new to the pipe, should start a little lighter. ” Dark-fired leaf hot pressed and cut into a 6″ flake before adding a dressing of Tonquin flavour. A full strength, full flavoured tobacco. ” – From Samuel Gawith Website     Charatan Flake 10g  A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied virginias. Finished with a special flavour providing a delicate spice aroma. In 1863 Frederick Charatan, opened a shop in Mansell Street, London where he began to carve Meerschaum pipes. These got very popular very quickly and Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescott street. Here he began to make the briar pipes that made the name Charatan World famous. on the retirement of his father in 1910 Reuben Charatan took over the family business and the business was wholly owned by the Charatan family until 1960. During the noughties, Dunhill tobacco of London, through the House of Edgeworth introduced a range of Charatan cigars, manufactured exclusively for the UK cigar smoker. However British American Tobacco (Dunhill Tobacco of London) made the decision in December 2016 to withdraw from the hand made cigar and pipe tobacco market in 2017. So to combat this announcement Tor Imports made a successful approach to purchase the Charatan brand from Dunhill Tobacco of London allowing them to keep the brand alive. Tor started work to launch a Charatan Pipe Tobacco with their Global pipe tobacco manufacturer in 2017 to create and test replica blends with the pipe clubs around Europe and the UK with a view to introducing a brand new range of Pipe tobaccos on exhaustion of the current stock of the Dunhill range. It took months before they were happy that they had achieved the blends to be as close a possible     Rattrays Old Gowrie Old Gowire is often considered as Hal O’The Wynd Light, comprised of a Virginia’s with a hint of Perique and Kentucky. Skilfully balanced to produce a natural smoke, packed with grassy Virginia’s flavours, with the Perique providing a subtle fig note. Produced as a broken flake using very high quality tobaccos, a classic blend. The Kentucky keeps the blend cool and adds a little spine to be mix. Great for fans of straight Virginia or VaPer (Virginia & Perique) blends.     Holger Danske Royal Navy Flake Like all good Navy Flakes, the Holger Danske Royal Navy Flake doesn’t disappoint. A beautiful blend of high quality, flue cured Virginia is hot pressed with the addition a light fruit topping. This adds very little to the main flavour profile of gold Virginias, just adds a little subtly here and there. From the tin the distinct aroma of hay with a little zestiness, which comes with all high grade Virginia flake is released. The slightly drier flakes (compared to English Manufactures) make for easy packing and smoking. If supped slowly this light tobacco carries a hay flavour with citrus in harmony all the way through. Lighter Virginia flakes are one of the best for laying down for aging. Over time this tobacco will take on a more mellowed and richer flavour. The hay and citrus tones will be replaced with more woody and nutty flavour. These tobaccos age for up to and over 30 years, if left sealed in the tin and stored in a cool, dry place.