The samuel gawith lakelands

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  1. Mington

    Mington Well-Known Member

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    Are all of these listed below considered Lakelands? Did I miss any? (SG products only)
    Grousemoor
    Bracken Flake
    Kendal Cream Flake
     
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    I've only tried Grousemoor & Bracken Flake. I like both of these. Tell me what you think of Kendal Cream Flake.
     
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    I've tried both Grousemoor and Bracken Flake, and neither hold a candle to the Lakeland essence on the GH Bob's Chocolate Flake I had last night (which is probably nowhere near as strong as, say, Ennerdale). I'm starting to think that the elder Gawith doesn't even make a Lakeland.
     
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    Mayor's Chocolate has a little floral goin' on, but it's subtle. 1792 is extreme.
     
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    Did somebody mention Ennerdale? I felt a tremor in the Force.
     
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    1792 is different to me. Tonquin flavoring is there in spades, but I don't really get the floral/soapy thing from it.
     
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    Kendal Cream probably isn't a "lakeland" proper - it has more of a gingerbready sort of topping - not floral at all.
     
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    I've found that G&H Lakeland essence's tobacco's is where it's at. That is if you want florals and soapy's
     
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    Grousemoore - natural vanilla, Kendal Cream - anice, licorice, Ennerdale - lakeland essence. All different animals.
     
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    Mington, I might have a recipe where you can melt some Ivory soap with some Grandma's Geranium perfume, and pour it over good toby to give you the flavor you are looking for. :moon:

    I like 1792 w/the tonquin bean flavor... no soap or grandma detected. If Kendall Cream tasted like ginger bread, I'd be all over that too, but after the Bob's Chocolate fiasco, I won't trust that enough to buy a tin yet.
     
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    You Know, Thats not a bad idea about the ivory and grandma's perfume...
     
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  12. Mington

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    Don't forget the urinal cakes! :poop:
     
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    Technically all SG products are "Lakeland blends" as Lakeland is a geographic area within wich exists Kendal, where the SG company is based.

    That said, I know you're talking about flavorings.

    When I think "Lakeland" I don't think Samuel Gawith, I think Gawith and Hoggarth. The flavorings for BB#2, Kendal Flake, Ennerdale Flake, Dark Flake Scented, Bosun Cut Plug....you get the picture. The flavorings are pretty similar among what I've tried, with only minor differences (for instance, Kendal Flake has some almond in there apparently). But among their "scented" offerings, most of the differences lie in how much of the scent they use or the constituent tobaccos. To me it is the quintessential "Lakeland" flavor profile.

    Grousemoor is definitely a scented tobacco. I love the stuff, really. But I don't find it very floral at all. Grassy, herbal, meadow-like, citrussy, springy, soapy perhaps.....but it doesn't smell or taste like flowers. It's mostly lemongrass apparently. It's a Lakeland tobacco, and it has a strong and unusual flavor and aroma to it, but it isn't what I'd consider the Lakeland style tobacco as I would think of it. I haven't tried Bracken or Kendal Cream, but it sounds to me like they'd probably be in a similar camp. It's like 1792 in that it's flavored, sure, but it's not soapy and not what most people would call a "Lakeland" tobacco.

    (for the record it's in a similar status regarding flavoring as 1792 - the flavoring itself, however, couldn't be more different. I'm not claiming that they taste ANYTHING alike!)
     
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    .....I refuse to be drawn into this one!:)
     
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    The Lakeland tobaccos are a gardeners dream. You can smoke the flowers (G&H florals) or the dirt (ropes). :xd:
     
  16. BradNTX

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    I'm more of a dirty guy myself. :oops:
     
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