Located in Kendal, in the South Lakeland area of the North West of England we have been manufacturing snuff and pipe tobacco since 1792. We still continue to use the same traditional methods and, indeed, some of the original machinery that was second hand when the company started! For more information on our history and products, use the navigation links to the left.
Dark-fired leaf hot pressed and cut into a 6″ flake before adding a dressing of Tonquin flavour. A full strength, full flavoured tobacco.
A beautifully formed dark flake of pressed Virginias and a generous helping of Latakia. Relax and enjoy this medium strength tobacco with its “smokey” flavour and cool, smooth characteristics.
A firm favourite for the pipe smoker looking for a medium strength, gentle and slow burning tobacco. Manufactured using hand-stripped flue cured Virginias with no flavours added, Best Brown will reward with a cool, sweet smoke with a delectable aroma and good sidestream. Mild to medium.
The first of a collection dedicated to Samuel Gawith 1st, Chocolate Flake is a luxury blend of Virginias, Burley and long-leaf Latakias. To complete the luxury a rich, dark chocolate has been added after cutting. Excellent smoking qualities with good smoke and a delicious room-note. Medium strength.
Developed with one of the U.S.A.’s lady smokers, FireDance is Our Best Brown 6″ Flake subtly flavoured with a combination of Blackberry, Brandy and Vanilla. The smoke is a mild, cool experience with the Blackberry the predominant flavour, the Brandy in the background and rounded off with the Vanilla.
A mild and fruity smoke with the strength of Best Brown and a very pleasing room aroma.
Samuel Gawith Full Virginia Flake is for lovers of pure pressed Virginias. Created in the heart of Lakeland,the hot-pressed blended Virginias take on a delicious and distinctive dark colour that creates a pipe smokers dream, a feeling of calm, serenity and anticipation of the next pipeful. A “must have” for all Virginia lovers. Medium strength.
For the dedicated smoker who demands a fuller flavour to their tobacco. Commonwealth, another Samuel Gawith Bi-Centenarian, is a full-strength blend of 50% heavily steamed Virginia and 50% Cyprus Latakia.
A relatively new blend developed by Samuel Gawith to satisfy the need of a local, well known pipe smoker who could not find a tobacco to suit his palate, even in London! At Samuel Gawith, we were able to meet the definitive requirements of this dedicated smoker by blending a variety of brown and bright Virginias with a touch of Latakia, steaming, flavouring with a hint of vanilla and adding a fine Turkish leaf. The verdict of the smoker : “PERFECTIO
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.
For over two centuries, the blenders and spinners of Samuel Gawith, Kendal, have been producing the famous Kendal Twists. Coal miners, both underground and on the ground, have been chewing our Pigtails , whilst pipe smokers have savoured the rich flavours and slow burning characteristics of the thick Brown No.4 and Black XX.
All of our twist tobaccos can be smoked either flavoured or un-flavoured.
Some of our popular flavours are black cherry, rum, whiskey and apple.
All twists are available pre-packed or on the roll.
Because the process is almost entirely by hand, quality control ensures consistency of excellence.