Squadron leader is a rather light Balkan/ English mixture tobacco blend. Perfect for a smoker wanting to get into the stronger Oriental and Latakia blends. A mixture of Latakia, Oriental/Turkish and Virginian tobaccos. Lighter than most tobaccos of this sort. People who like lighter aromatics will find this to be just as good for you. A taste of air plane wax permeates the blend. A mixture of leather and Oriental wood spices.
Established in Kendal during the mid 1800s, Gawith Hoggarth manufactures the finest tobaccos and snuffs using the highest quality raw materials available, still, in many instances using the original machinery dating back to 1750's Tobacco production in Kendal dates from 1792, when Kendalian Thomas Harrison returned from Glasgow, Scotland, where he had learned the art of snuff manufacture. He also brought with him 50 tons of second-hand equipment, all carried on horse back. Ownership of his firm passed eventually to his son-in-law, Samuel Gawith, whose eponymic firm, Samuel Gawith & Co., continues in business to this day. Following Samuel Gawith's death in 1865, the firm passed into the hands of his two eldest sons. During this time the business was administered initially by trustees, including Henry Hoggarth, and John Thomas Illingworth. Illingworth left the firm in 1867 to start his own firm, which remained in business until the 1980s. The youngest son of Samuel Gawith the First subsequently teamed with Henry Hoggarth to form Gawith Hoggarth TT, Ltd. Both Samuel Gawith & Company and Gawith Hoggarth TT continue in business today in Kendal, producing snuffs and tobacco products still used around the world.