Squadron Leader

Samuel Gawith – Squadron Leader

Here’s another tobacco review originally posted on Confessions of a Pipe Smoker. I thought it was rather well written – certainly makes me want to pick up a fresh tin today! Here is a snippet from the full review. Please click the link at the bottom of the page to read the full review.  – Charles


Samuel Gawith – Squadron Leader

“This tobacco epitomises the traditional English tobacco. Blended dark and bright Virginias, together with Latakia and Turkish leaf results in a perfect, medium bodied product which gives a rich and slow burning smoke.” – Samuel Gawith

In the name of transparency, I will admit to you that this is my favorite blend to smoke with no age on it.  As a tobacco review man, I constantly go through the hills and valleys of what I love to smoke, but no matter what I do, Squadron Leader always reemerges as my favorite tobacco blend.

However, I love this blend not only because the components are great, but I just love the Samuel Gawith company as a whole.  I do not believe I could ever love a tobacco that came from a company that I didn’t respect.When it comes down to it, it is the absolute perfect smokability of this tobacco that I love.

This is an adequately strong english blend that has gentle enough flavors to be smoked over and over again all day long.  Not only can it be smoked all day, but the flavor seems to never diminish.  I mean seriously, how many blends have you smoked that lost its flavor throughout the day?  Probably most of them.

This blend is available in bulk (select locations), 50g, and 100g tins.  I prefer buying mine in the 50g rectangle tin.  I find that this blend is best when smoked immediately after opening the tin and can dry out quickly if you are lackadaisical in smoking, so I avoid the 100g tin, just because it takes longer to smoke…..

Source: Samuel Gawith – Squadron Leader