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A beautiful uncomplicated mixture of bright and orange Virginias flavoured with the true scents of Christmas. Cinnamon rum and sherry make this an irresistibly delicious and homey blend.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringCinnamon, Rum, Sherry
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Medium to Strong, Strong
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Samuel Gawith - Christmas Mixture.

I don't believe this is still produced, but I cellared a few tins some years back for this time of year.

The blend's made of mostly light and dark Virginias but there's a tiny amount of black Cavendish. The alcohol governs the tin-note and this is one of the rare creations from Sam G which has a perfect amount of moisture.

Although the description on here states 2014 I think this was more of a generic Christmas blend as the tin's label just says Christmas Mixture.

The various Virginias form a middle weight, simple, Virginia flavour: hay, grass, etc. The tobaccos aren't what this blend's about, the toppings are the preeminent characters. The current description isn't correct, it contains cinnamon, sherry, cherry and vanilla. The cherries are easily the most imperceptible of the bunch, the cinnamon and sherry are leading the pack here. I get a creaminess from the vanilla, which lessens any harshness from the cinnamon and sherry. The burn, speed, and bite are all good: even, medium, and bite-free.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: pleasant.

Christmas Mixture? A decent blend worthy of three stars:


Pipe Used: Savinelli Roma Lucite

Age When Smoked: Two years

Purchased From: My Smoking Shop

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Theocharis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Theocharis (38)
Mild Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

An OK christmas blend. I give it two stars simply because it doesn't have something that stands out. Strong cinnamon/sherry flavoring and quite pleasant room note.

Pipe Used: Briar

1 person found this review helpful.