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For this 2013 Limited Edition Pipe Tobacco, Samuel Gawith have chosen a specially selected blend of Virginia tobaccos blended together with some sweet black cavendish and some good quality burley tobacco with a Vanilla Creme flavour. To compliment the already smooth characteristic of this blend a soupcon of almond essence has been added.

The result is a very smooth, medium strength tobacco with a good volume of smoke and a delightful room note.

Limited Edition run of only 15,000 tins world wide.

Notes: A limited-edition blend of Virginias, sweet black Cavendish, a touch of Burley, a little vanilla creme aromatic, and a light touch of almond essence.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAlmond, Vanilla
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Medium, Medium to Full
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Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2850)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The Virginias provide some citrus, dark fruit, a bit of earth, and a light grass and honey. They form the base of the blend. Competing with them for attention is the earthy, woody, very nutty, molasses sweet burley. The black cavendish offers some rich sugar. The vanilla creme topping has a little depth, and the almond continually acts as a condiment. They tone down the tobaccos a bit without dropping them out. The toppings do sport an alcohol note that some may find distracting, and tend to get a little syrupy in the last third of the experience. Won’t bite or get harsh, but can warm the tongue just mite if puffed fast. The strength level is just past the center of mild to medium. The taste falls a tad short of the medium threshold. The nic-hit is a little closer to mild than it is to medium. Burns at a reasonable pace with a lightly creamy and very sweet, consistent flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires just more than an average number of relights. Has a decent, lingering after taste. Can be an all day smoke for veteran smokers.


6 people found this review helpful.

Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (222)
Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant

It consists of fairly dark brown ribbons together with some black pieces, presumably Black Cavendish. The tin note is exquisite, it smells like a high quality Danish mixture, which I think it’s what Limited Edition 2013 actually is. It smells like sweet pastry, I think I can get notes of maple syrup, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, a slight note of alcohol but I am not sure about the almonds which I really like as a flavor and for which I purchased the blend based on description.

It is slightly moist but nothing to prevent from smoking it straight away. Still a bit of drying will do it good. It has medium strength, it’s not shy on flavor, burns well and has a creamy mouthfeel.

Apart from the maple style of sweetness I get a flavor which reminds me a lot of Germain’s Uncle Tom Mixture which itself, in some respects, reminds me of …Best Brown Flake’s yeasty, honeyed Virginia sweetness. Coincidence? Might a tobacco similar to BBF have been used as a base for L.E. 2013? Why not…

Limited Edition 2013 might be difficult to find and a little pricey, but if you like Danish blends – some of which are prone to produce tongue bite – do buy it as it is one of the best of its kind.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

Sam Gawith - 2013 ltd edition.

This one I found delectable! The unlit tobacco has a good aromatic fragrance to it but it does not smell too false nor perfume like as some aromatics do. The mixture is of a great moistness level and very enticing aesthetically. It takes to the flame with ease and gives a superbly even burn. The smoke is not too heavy with the aromatic side as you get a good aromatic hit of vanilla and almond but can still identify the different tobaccos in it. It does not bite and can be inhaled with ease as well. Room note is very pleasing and not too heavy either so will not offend non-smokers.

I find this to be the quintessential aromatic! Well done again Sam Gawith!

Pipe Used: Peterson

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

First of all a very nice tin the run is limited to 15,000 tins, so once it's gone it's gone for good. It comes in 100g tins with a painting of the company founder shame they have to put warning stickers on it. The tobacco is rather moist and may benefit from a little drying out it smells fantastic in the tin very much like Petersons Sun Set Breeze.When smoked the almond and vanilla creme come the forefront with the almond in the back ground and has a very nice sweet taste with no bite a rather fine aromatic, grab a tin before its all gone.

4 people found this review helpful.

marosi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
marosi (70)
Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

This is a very nice aromatic offering from Gawith. These limited edition runs are always bittersweet do to the limited availability, but it is worth hunting a tin of this down because it is well above average.

To me what makes this unique in the morass of aromatic offerings is the strength of the tobacco and the rich smooth smoke it produces. The flavoring is medium and it is not certainly not the most robust aromatic in the flavor department. It has real backbone, however, and it is an authentically medium strength tobacco. If you smoke this in a large bowl you will notice the nicotine, so if you enjoy that then you have something to look forward to. It also burns much smoother and with a creamier, richer smoke than many aromatics, and is cool unless truly abused by overpuffing, so the experience is one of enjoyment and reward. It also burns very easily and is not overly sweet.

You can readily see in the tin that this is mostly virginias and burley. The cavendish is in the background and rounds out the flavor, but does not overpower the tobacco flavors. The casing is not overbearing on the tobacco and combines in such a way that it compliments to smoke but does not seem separate or intrusive. Gawith calls this "harmonious" and they are correct. Their description of it being a "smooth, medium-strength experience with a plentiful volume of smoke, and a very friendly room-note"is spot, and this does not disappoint. The vanilla flavor is mild, and I have a hard time picking out a real almond flavor, but there is a mellow sweetness that is most likely a result of the almond casing.

It is a tad bit expensive, and for that reason you probably would not want this to be your daily smoke. A tin or two when enjoyed sporadically should last several years (at least if you are like me and have 50 or more blends open at any given time) and it is highly recommended as a real treat from Gawith.

Pipe Used: Savinelli Handmade

Age When Smoked: 3 years

2 people found this review helpful.

A.E. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A.E. (22)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Very Pleasant

This Limited Edition 2013 from Samuel Gawith is a very good compromise of English and aromatic. My tin was pleasantly dry but still fragrant with light floral vanilla and very mild almond. There was no heavy wet presence of humectant or sticky topping. The tobacco was easy to light and the smoke was cool and smooth. The tobacco taste was sweetly simple, but came through quite nicely. What it lacked in complexity of flavor was compensated for by fragrance, lack of bite, and the easy pleasure it brings. This is a relaxing, delightful smoke. For someone like me who prefers English blends, the seasonal aromatics offered at Christmas time each year are often too sweet and heavily flavored. This blend is a perfect alternative. Samuel Gawith Ltd. Ed 2013 is ideal for holiday gatherings and after dinner conversation. It will serve equally well with slippers, sweater, and a blazing fireplace. Because of it's limited production run, I thought I'd get a few tins to put aside - to age patiently and break open on winter holidays and evenings to come.

Pipe Used: Block meerschaum Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Year or less

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

Bartimeo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bartimeo (6)
Mild Mild Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I am a serious pipe smoker a very definite taste for the good tobacco. No smoke candy. Basically smoke VaPer as Escudo, Orlik Golden Sliced, Luxury Bullseye Flake, Dunhill Deluxe Navy Rolls, etc. This is just to tell you that SG - 2013 Limited edition is a highly recommended and excellent tobacco. The acquired to check a review of a pipe smoker in this website which usually follow and consider him a mentor. So is it with disgust opened the can and indeed the smell made me close it immediately. After a few days with some curiosity to smoke it, thinking to dismiss rather to give to others less fortunate than I compadres, load my pipe, stop by for it my bic lighter and vuala !!! glory. It's a dessert that smoke once a week and rest my usual smokes of VaPer divine. So if you still reserve buy it, I assure you on the table that you will be getting a good deal and it will have in mind when you enjoy.

Pipe Used: Stanwell

Age When Smoked: 3 years

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30057)
Medio Media a Forte Completo Piacevole

Il Samuel Gawith limited edition 2013 è una miscela aromatizzata, a produzione limitata, che è presente in Italia da poche settimane. È commercializzata in una confezione di metallo, contenente 100 gr di tabacco, con una stampa a colori di Samuel Gawith I.
All'apertura del prodotto il naso è inondato da profumi di crema di vaniglia e mandorle. L'umidità al tatto è leggermente alta. Si consiglia una carica leggera che aiuterà per una corretta combustione del tabacco in fumata.
Il sapore è lievemente amaro in accensione, ma appena la combustione è avviata gli aromi di vaniglia e mandorla portano la fumata su una piacevole nota dolce.
Il Virginia Bright e il Burley utilizzati si rivelano un'ottima base per questa miscela e, per le loro caratteristiche, si legano bene con gli aromi aggiunti. Il Black Cavendish, presente in percentuale minore, conferisce forza alla fumata.

In conclusione:
Ottima la persistenza degli aromi e dei profumi nell'aria.
Un buon prodotto per gli amanti delle miscele aromatizzate.

Voto: 7/8

Pipe Used: Castello, Don Carlos, personale

Age When Smoked: 34

Purchased From: Italia

1 person found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (76)
Very Strong Mild Full Strong

Not always easy to get these limited editions on the European continent so I got the 2014 edition before the 2013 edition. As was a little disappointed by the 2014 edition but must say that the 2013 edition fills expectations one has with Samuel Gawith brand.

Nice honey smell when opening the plastic pouch, that smell being behind the virginia aroma. A very good aromatic, rather strong and fulfilling for an aromatic. I must say that the vanilla and almond flavours are quite light but I highly recommend the blend. And the room note if the room note is strong, good remarks from people around! If you have the chance to find a tin, get it!

Pipe Used: meershawn

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Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (139)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

I'm always slightly cautious about buying 100g tins just in case I end up buying a bad tobacco. However, I decided to take the plunge with this as it had been a while since I had an SG and had something of a yearning for a limited edition one, so I took the plunge.

Upon receipt, I was very impressed with the tin, it has a certain robustness and compactness that I found striking while being nicely and attractively reserved in it's design. Almost seems to be worth the price of the tobacco alone. Things continue to look good as I removed the lid as a variety of colours in the tobacco and the sweet scent of vanilla with perhaps a hint of almond greeted my senses. The packing is easy, not a surprise given the fine cut and the lighting is no problem either - congrats to SG on this. The smoke itself continues in a similar vein delivering that good mild flavour of sweet vanilla with hints of almond. This flavour is consistent throughout both the bowl and the tin. Having had issues with this the last time I bought a 100g tin of an aromatic, I was pleasantly impressed by this. The room note, too, is a good one.

In summary, this is a good, mildly flavoured blend that still manages to satisfy very well. The only issue I have is that it's a little too nice, I have trouble resisting loading another bowl the moment I've finished. With such a big tin, though, that's not really a problem. It's a shame that it's such a limited run, otherwise it might be one to keep in my rotation. So if you're thinking of giving it a go, it's probably worth a getting a tin before it becomes unavailable for good.

Pipe Used: Finlay's Laureate Knobby

Age When Smoked: 1 Year

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