I dredged up an old post of mine (how large an ego have I...) of my personal recommendations for snuff...
Originally Posted by steinr1
Here are some examplar types you may want to try...
Hedges - THE menthol snuff IMHO. Some prefer McCrystals Original and Genuine (O&G), but they are simply wrong.
Wilsons of Sharrow Honey Menthol or Cherry Menthol - simply lovely and a nice alternative to Hedges.
Wilsons of Sharrow Crumbs of Comfort - Spearmint - a traditional favourite. Or the "Extra" variant for even more of a blast.
Wilsons of Sharrow Rose or Carnation for a "pure" floral.
Fribourg and Treyer Patchouli - this is more vegetal than floral.
Fribourg and Treyer Bordeaux or Princes for a more complex floral. F&T Macouba is floral madness.
F&T French Carotte - sandalwood by the bucket load. Fantastic.
GH Almond - not really spicy but not floral either. Powdered marzipan. A firm favorite of mine.
Something to knock your socks off:
F&T Santo Domingo - STRONG, dark (almost black) and rich.
F&T High Dry Toast - Very fine, dry snuff; takes getting used to. Smokey aroma. Powerful Vitamin N content, as for above.
Wilsons of Sharrow Tom Buck - One of the best SP (Spanish Prize) snuffs about. Strongly flavoured so it is a good one to try to see if you like the SP style. You can always back off later.
F&T Seville - A slightly different style often spoken of as an SP. Neroli oil scented - Bitter oranges.
F&T Old Paris - hard to describe, but very nice indeed. Can't remember the base of the scent, but always gives me a Rum type tone.
Samuel Gawith Chocolate Snuff - Fantastic dark chocolate aroma - quite maddening. It is BIG on nicotine.
If I were to limit it to one of each of these types, I would go for:
Wilsons of Sharrow Rose
Fribourg and Treyer French Carotte
Fribourg and Treyer Santo Domingo
Wilsons of Sharrow Tom Buck
Samuel Gawith Chocolate Snuff
Those will give you a good cross section and give you the opportunity to tune things as you go along. If you ant wany more information (hard to imagine - I do tend to blather on...) don't hesitate to ask.
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