Pipe Tobacco Review G&H Revor Plug 5 out of 5! 23 July 2017
Revor Plug is a Lakeland classic from Gawith Hogarth and may be the best of its type. Virtually bite-free, not edgy, burns cool and features a topping which augments the tobacco flavors, rather than obscuring them. A mixture of fire-cured Kentucky burley and flue cured Virginias, it is then pressed into a plug. This may be the easiest plug to prepare that I’ve ever experienced. Room note is a pleasing but very strong, thick natural sweet tobacco aroma. Revor Plug yields a large amount of nicotine and should be smoked carefully, although the nicotine creeps up on one, rather than slap one’s face.
In the pouch, this tobacco smells of shoe polish, linoleum and fresh leather…like a 1960’s era shoe store, but there’s also just a nutty hint and a bit of molasses-like sweetness. In the bowl it starts out very sweet and becomes nuttier and somehow “fuller” as I work my way down to the heel. Requires about a half hour drying time after rubbing out the mixture (at 50% relative humidity) and will need a relight or two, but thereafter this tobacco burns fully to a dry, medium gray ash. This one gets my highest rating and my highest recommendation; it is a crying shame that this is not for sale in North America.