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PostSubject: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 1:13 pm

Is it really all that "under the radar'? Well good! More for me...

It's Gawith's 'Broken Flake No. 7'.

Mfgr. sez: "This is virtually a blend reversal of Coniston Cut PLug with 75% Flue-cured Virginia. 16 % dark fired 9% Burley. The blend therefore has far milder characteristics; and is rounded off with the addition of typical English flavours, and a touch of vanilla."


Drums & Beer does a well written review over on 'that' site...


http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/1698/gawith-hoggarth-co-no7-broken-flake



And scrolling down through the yea's and nay's there you can get a fair feel for the stuff. Me? I love it for it's well mannered behavior, dryness, tolerance of varied pipes, moderate Lakeland scenting (I get light floral instead of vanilla) and usually ready availability.


Don't think I don't like a hearty Lakeland offering though. My number two is Dark Flake Scented, and depending on the day or the weather I could easily go back and forth betwixt the two.


I've seen it written in several places that Gawith employees will name this one as the best flake they make...maybe so. But I always remember that each person is their own judge. I know a bloke of sound mind in Washington State that would likely toss any pipe contaminated with the scent of this stuff into a chipper. So there's that on the other side. lol

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 2:40 pm

My favorite is of course Grasmere Flake, but Broken Flake No 7 is a strong #2.  I don't care as much for the really strongly scented Lakelands, although I do like Ennerdale (which is more strongly scented than Grasmere or Broken Flake, but not as much, to me at least, as Conniston or the scented versions of Dark Flake or Brown Flake) and, if folks are willing to call it a Lakeland, Condor

Thankfully there's a great range to try!
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 4:02 pm

KETCHUP - YES !! Old Ladies soap - NO  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 4:05 pm

My fave from the GH gang is Coniston Cut Plug. My bet is I'd enjoy this one quite a bit, from the sounds of it. Thx, BH!

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 4:41 pm

monbla256 wrote:
KETCHUP - YES !! Old Ladies soap - NO  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Ketchup on burgers, not tobacco!  lol!  Still, to each their own!
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 5:01 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Is it really all that "under the radar'? Well good! More for me...

It's Gawith's 'Broken Flake No. 7'.

Mfgr. sez: "This is virtually a blend reversal of Coniston Cut PLug with 75% Flue-cured Virginia. 16 % dark fired 9% Burley. The blend therefore has far milder characteristics; and is rounded off with the addition of typical English flavours, and a touch of vanilla."


Drums & Beer does a well written review over on 'that' site...


http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/1698/gawith-hoggarth-co-no7-broken-flake



And scrolling down through the yea's and nay's there you can get a fair feel for the stuff. Me? I love it for it's well mannered behavior, dryness, tolerance of varied pipes, moderate Lakeland scenting (I get light floral instead of vanilla) and usually ready availability.


Don't think I don't like a hearty Lakeland offering though. My number two is Dark Flake Scented, and depending on the day or the weather I could easily go back and forth betwixt the two.


I've seen it written in several places that Gawith employees will name this one as the best flake they make...maybe so. But I always remember that each person is their own judge. I know a bloke of sound mind in Washington State that would likely toss any pipe contaminated with the scent of this stuff into a chipper. So there's that on the other side. lol


Gee BH, I wonder who that might be? Hmmmm, lemme guess........

 jocolor 



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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 7:12 pm

Nothing quite like steamed and pressed "old ladies undies". I know that they are an acquired taste, even for those that like Lakelands, but 1792 Flake (Cob Plug) and Bracken Flake are close to my top favorites.

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:10 pm

No. 7 Broken Flake is grand stuff. Grasmere is as well. Definitely my top two at the moment.

On the lighter side of the spectrum, I also enjoy Glengarry Flake, and recently started smoking some Best Brown No. 2 that I received when I was bombed last year. It's very good and I only get a wee bit of Lakeland flavor from it. Anyway, both of these are great hot weather tobaccos.

I have started to turn the corner a bit on my feelings about Ennerdale. I smoked a good couple ounces of a very fresh batch of it last year and it didn't always agree with me. Upon revisiting it, I noticed that the topping has really mellowed out and I think I am now experiencing some of the flavors that G&H has billed on the list of ingredients. Last year it was all flower power, a bit of age has the citrus and almond flavorings popping out a lot more.

My last Smoking Pipes order contained a few that I have in queue - Dark Flake Scented and Kendal Flake.

Most G&H flakes are winners for me, and they're all unique yet strangely interchangeable. Of the medium offerings I could easily smoke Louisiana Flake, Bright CR, Best Brown No.2 or Glengarry and be completely content. Bosun Cut Plug has been nice when I want something a bit more hearty.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:16 pm

I'm a Lakeland fanatic and would never be able to choose a single favorite. On different days the top spot might go to Scotch Flake, or Brown Irish X, or Dark Flake Unscented, or Ennerdale. Dark Bird's Eye, Kendal Kentucky, Rum Flake, and Bosun CP would all be in the mix for #2. I will say that I favor Gawith Hoggarth pretty decisively over Samuel Gawith. The Broken Flake no.7 is one I have enjoyed but have less experience with than the others.

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I also feel quite strongly that Lakeland should be used as a geographical term. Lakeland is not, to me at any rate, a fragrance or even a style of tobacco, except in the loosest sense. For instance, in my judgment Squadron Leader is a Lakeland tobacco, while Condor and St. Bruno are not--though they are more like what many people assume Lakeland to mean.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:36 pm

I can easily see you point, but for me Lakeland designates a style...or perhaps a process. 

Be that as it may, and it's a six of one kinda thing re: geography vs style, at the tender age of somewhere over sixty five, I could likely go on a diet of only Gawith blends and like it fine. There are things I would miss, but I'd be OK. But then, what would you expect from a guy that calls 'em "Gawith & Hogwarts" and thinks that it has a 'rightness' to it?

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:37 pm

fsu92john wrote:


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I also feel quite strongly that Lakeland should be used as a geographical term. Lakeland is not, to me at any rate, a fragrance or even a style of tobacco, except in the loosest sense. For instance, in my judgment Squadron Leader is a Lakeland tobacco, while Condor and St. Bruno are not--though they are more like what many people assume Lakeland to mean.

I hear you. Although I do prefer the non-pedantic term over the metaphorical "granny panty" "English harlot" descriptors.  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:42 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
...I could likely go on a diet of only Gawith blends and like it fine. 

Hear, hear! I could as well.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 11:27 am

I'm a big fan of DFS, Grasmere, DBE, Kendal flake, CCP. And brown ropes. I got a small bag of BF #7 and a little black rope but they're just sitting drying out. I don't entirely dislike them but whenever inclined to smoke a GH&CO. flake or rope I grab something else. Perhaps I'll be making a trading post freebie offer now that I think of it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 3:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyWed Jul 30, 2014 4:42 pm

I am grateful to Dr. T99 who introduced me to the Lakeland Blends. I do not like aromatic blends in general, but the Gawith & Hoggarth Lakeland blends caught my attention and are now a part of my regulars. Although I have only tried a fraction of Lakeland blends out there, Grasmere is my favorite thus far. I find Grasmere to be a little more fragrant than Bosun Cut Plug, but uniquely so. The only Lakeland blend that I did not care for was SG Kendal Cream Flake. The Lakeland fragrance and the tobacco was too subdued for me. In my opinion, Grasmere is a "must try" Lakeland blend. That's my 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Jul 31, 2014 4:16 pm

You know, I've never quite known what to do with Lakelands...I mean, I LIKE some of them, but I'm not exactly over the moon. I've had a few blends and thought they were decent once I got used to the essence - Broken Flake 7 and Glengarry Flake are the ones that stand out (only limited experience with each, as I was gifted/traded/bombed with samples).

The thing is, I like them enough to smoke the occasionally, but not enough to smoke them regularly. And Lakeland being Lakeland, I'd feel compelled to buy a pipe for the sole purpose of Lakeland blends (ghosting and all)...but do I really want to buy a pipe that would see such limited use?
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Jul 31, 2014 4:20 pm

One significant benefit of the cob has just been explained by Mr. Bowman!

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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Jul 31, 2014 4:24 pm

This

I smoke most of my favorites and pretty much all Lakelands in a MM Country Gent. With no influence from briar, IMHO, I think they tend to taste a bit more how the G&H intended them to.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptySat Aug 02, 2014 5:34 pm

I find that GH Kendal Flake is my favorite. I taste a lemonish taste and quite enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Aug 07, 2014 5:30 pm

I really enjoyed an ounce or so of Kendal flake that I had. I've since picked up some Lakeland Brickle and 1792 which I've yet to sample, and am considering some Ennerdale at the moment.

Re: pedantry, I get what you're saying, but find the term much more useful as a more specific style descriptor. I feel the same about "English" blends. I'm not going to start calling FVF an English any time soon.
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monbla256 wrote:
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Gona have to agree with ya on this one. My Favorite Lakeland Lol220
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Aug 07, 2014 7:23 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
KETCHUP - YES !! Old Ladies soap - NO  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Gona have to agree with ya on this one. My Favorite Lakeland Lol220

Just curious, but, personal tastes aside, why would various fruits (plum, cherry, apple, etc) and vanilla, anise/related flavors, and even cinnamon, be ok for pipe tobacco, but other botanicals not?
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Aug 07, 2014 8:29 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
KETCHUP - YES !! Old Ladies soap - NO  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Gona have to agree with ya on this one. My Favorite Lakeland Lol220

Just curious, but, personal tastes aside, why would various fruits (plum, cherry, apple, etc) and vanilla, anise/related flavors, and even cinnamon, be ok for pipe tobacco, but other botanicals not?

I don't smoke aro's although I've tried them and there's plenty of jeers about them but, to put things straight we're just teasing, My Favorite Lakeland Tease13 all in fun and NO harm ment.
The fact that I think Lakelands are the nastiest thing you can smoke is just my opinion and that's never meant much.
I never liked Scotch either but, that doesn't make me I a troglodyte. There's been a beer debate since I was a young man over Buttweiser or Coors, you can tell what camp I'm in.
It was always in fun and I hope everyone takes it that way.  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My Favorite Lakeland   My Favorite Lakeland EmptyThu Aug 07, 2014 8:50 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
monbla256 wrote:
KETCHUP - YES !! Old Ladies soap - NO  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

Gona have to agree with ya on this one. My Favorite Lakeland Lol220

Just curious, but, personal tastes aside, why would various fruits (plum, cherry, apple, etc) and vanilla, anise/related flavors, and even cinnamon, be ok for pipe tobacco, but other botanicals not?

I don't smoke aro's although I've tried them and there's plenty of jeers about them but, to put things straight we're just teasing, My Favorite Lakeland Tease13 all in fun and NO harm ment.
The fact that I think Lakelands are the nastiest thing you can smoke is just my opinion and that's never meant much.
I never liked Scotch either but, that doesn't make me I a troglodyte. There's been a beer debate since I was a young man over Buttweiser or Coors, you can tell what camp I'm in.
It was always in fun and I hope everyone takes it that way.  Wink

That's what I figured, but there does also seem to be some who are surprised by the idea of 'other botanicals' in tobacco.

btw re: beer; my answer would be Schlitz!
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