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Special Made for Synjeco by Kendal Manufacturers, this Tobacco takes the basis of Clegir Rope and has a hearth of Perique (about 7%).

Manufactured ByGawith & Hoggarth
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2528)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is Clegir rope with seven percent perique, and is smaller in width than your average rope. The high quality Virginias are earthy and woody with a little grassiness, and a fair amount of naturally sweet citrus with some dark fruitiness, and a bare touch of spice. The perique is a little noticeable, being as much raisin and figs as it is peppery, and is mostly a condiment. There is a very minor floral Lakeland essence, but it doesn’t sublimate the natural tobacco taste to any extreme, and I think it comes from the blend being in the same area with Lakeland blends rather than it being a topping. Needs minimal prep time as the rope is very easy to slice, but depending upon your preference, you may want to give it just a little dry time once you have done your cutting. I’d not advise much drying because the tobacco spun in the rope is thin and a little fragile, and will turn crisp if you aren’t careful. Burns cool, clean and smooth at a slow pace with a mostly consistent flavor, and should be sipped for best effect, though I encountered no hint of bite or harshness. The nic-hit is a step past the center of mild to medium. The strength is a couple of slots past that mark, though the taste is a shade more than medium. Has a very pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and slightly floral room note. Leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Not quite an all day smoke.


7 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28799)
Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant to Tolerable

With a few years of aging it gets very similar to the old Tree Nuns.

There is althogh a sliced variation called Ambleside Curly. Little diverence - a bit less Kentucky wrapper and sweeter.

Over years the stuff darkened very much.

Fresh stuff i like only in summer. Aged all over the year.

the same with Three Nuns

Age When Smoked: 1 - 8 years

4 people found this review helpful.

Mork Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mork (68)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Greenodd Rope, Synjeco/Samuel Gawith

Tin Date/Age When Popped: Unknown Date Sample

Tin Description: Special Made for Synjeco by Kendal Manufacturers, this Tobacco takes the basis of Clegir Rope and has a hearth of Perique (about 7%).

Storage: Mylar “sample” pack from a friend.

Flavor Profile:

Clearly a SG rope. The style, texture, and presentation all scream Gawith. Much narrower than other ropes I’ve experienced (though in transparency I haven’t had many), this looks to be a brighter VA wrapped around a fairly darker mix of heavy perique and more classic dark SG VA.

I did something with this bowl that seems to be working out really well. I cut thin coins and didn’t rub them out. I just stacked them neatly on top of each other in the bowl. That has, unsurprisingly, turned an already slow burning blend into a flavor bomb that is going to take me hours to smoke.

There’s definitely some bright VA in here. There are notes of citrus and hay that one would expect. But underneath there is a deep core of (to use a made up word) “tobaccoey” goodness. Earth, deep VA sweet, and a perique that is presenting unusually with both the fruit and the pepper. It definitely has some kick on the retro and the tongue. Heavier on the pepper as the bowl progresses and the fruit recedes slightly. You can sense the 7% perique, for absolute certainty. Towards the bottom of the bowl it deepens into a pepper bomb to my palette.

It has a very very mild cigar like quality to the smoke as well. I guess one could say marginal hints of leather and cedar. But by marginal I mean marginal; you have to dig for them.

As I hit the halfway point the citrus moves forward slightly and mixes nicely with the pepper from the perique. Lemon, rather than orange.

I like this blend, but I’m not generally in the pepper perique camp. It’s well crafted and balanced. If you are a pepper hound, you would likely love this rope.

Subjective Musings:

My unusual packing method seems to be holding up exceptionally. The burn is consistent and clean. Very cool smoking, very slow.

This is a very consistent tasting blend as well; no waves of new flavor to be found. A deepening as I get down the bowl, but that’s to be expected. The main presentation change is the morph into a pepper bomb with light citrus notes. I still count that as consistent deepening however, not as an unexpected profile change.

I’d put the nicotine just over medium. It’s got a mild sedative effect, but not anywhere near unpleasant. And, for a rope, it’s frankly a lightweight. My ultra dense packing may be having an impact too- I fit nearly 8 grams into what is normally a 3-3.5g bowl that way.

Cellar Notes:

This is one that, if it’s like anything else SG produces that is reliant on straight up VA/Perique or its various iterations, will only get better with time. I haven’t the foggiest idea how old this sample is, but it’s good.

I would likely pass on this for the cellar, only because it’s not my bag with the pepper perique. It’s a unique style as a thin rope and since it doesn’t demolish you with nicotine like many ropes do, it’s a lovely presentation all around if you enjoy the intended profile. As it stands, being a US smoker, you definitely have to go the extra mile to obtain it. That being said, the pricing isn’t prohibitive if you’re up for jumping through a few extra hoops.

Rating: 6.5/10 - This is my personal rating. The increased difficulty in obtaining it as a US consumer and the heavy pepper profile knocked it down a bit for me personally. It’s a quality rope/blend and my rating isn’t reflective of anything other than my tastes. If you crave that pepper kick, this could be in the upper 7/low 8 rating, maybe higher.

Rating Scale:

10 - Gods Gift to Pipe Smokers, Buy It All No Matter the Cost

9 - Nearly Perfect, Deep Cellar Worthy

8 - Exceptional, More Than a Few Tins

7 - Very Good, A Few Tins

6 - Good, One Tin is Fine Thanks

5 - Average, Unremarkable, but Pleasant Enough, I’ll Finish the Tin/Sample

4 - Smokable, but Wouldn’t Smoke it Again

3 - I’ll Finish the Bowl, I guess

2 - I Wish I Hadn’t Done This

1 - Why Would This Get Produced

0 - Dump the Bowl

Brief Overview of Reviewer’s General Tastes: I am primarily a VA (and it’s variant combination forms) smoker who has great affinity for SG and comparable EU manufactured blends, along with a few of the US micro blender shops. I do enjoy English/Balkan blends on occasion and a few very specific tobacco forward aromatics. I am exceptionally picky about blends and tend to cellar deep and narrow on things, reserving the bulk of my cellar planning and space for items I find to be of significant worth as far as taste and experience. Anything of quality, but not of obsessive value to me, is cellared and purchased as condimental flavor breaks between my regular rotation.

2 people found this review helpful.

Jevverrett Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jevverrett (83)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

One of the more interesting of the bombs I got. I guess this stuff has to be ordered from an overseas company, and isn't available for retail sales.

Thin rope, looks like a Gawith product, but thinner than normal. Mostly golden with brown and a core of darker leaf. Smells great, kind of sour/ sweet and perique fruity. I used a double bladed cigar cutter for ropes, try to keep it on the thin side. Takes about nine coins to get a good pipeful. Easily rubbed out into a nice ribbon.

Mine is pretty moist, and took some work to get going. Drying helped a lot in future smokes. Pretty large va content to this, but the perique is very present as the bowl develops. Good and zesty, without the citrus sourness some Virginias have. Perique is stronger on the retrohale, but I like that. Burn is good when prepped well, and no bite for me even when puffing away.

Very good rope, impressive. It is made by G&H, and they don't do tobacco half cocked. I hope the new cabbies mixture is like this. Recommended if you like va/per blends.

Pipe Used: Butz choquin 1326

Age When Smoked: Don't know

Purchased From: BoB gift

2 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (285)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

A pleasant VaPer, heavier on the Va than the Per. The section of rope I got was (and still is, several weeks later) on the wet side, needing a bit of drying. There is just the hint of a topping, which reminded me of the slightly stronger topping in GH's Louisiana Flake, but it was mostly a slightly peppery (from the Perique of course) straight bright VA.

Pipe Used: Briars, cobs, and meers

Age When Smoked: 2 months after arrival

Purchased From: Synjeco

1 person found this review helpful.

bence Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bence (34)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Genial format. I think it needs a bit longer drying period after slicing. First it gives a beautiful natural sweetness, which you can get only from splendid selection of virginias. Than when you start to get full with the "spring", the taste-trip starts to put you onto a smooth vaper highway. Puffing it from a bigger chambered briar can be the optimum solution. Four stars in my scale.

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