A strong, dry, finely milled snuff made by blending three types of Virginia leaf and a little Punjabi Rustica with unique and rare Perique tobacco. Named after the small area of land near New Orleans where it is exclusively grown, St-James Parish Blend is a pungent, fruity, high nicotine snuff.
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Albeit a bit difficult for me to sniff without getting some scratching my throat, I really love the complexity of the bouquet of aromas that St. James Parish blend brings to your nose.
For me it’s a heavier, muskier smell that has some kind of earthy, leathery hints to it in the best of ways. I find myself going back to this can every other pinch.
The texture and color is fantastic too. It’s fine but not overly so, soft, not too dry…
It’s expensive but you can definitely feel how much thought and care goes into creating SJP so it’s very worth it IMO.
St. James Parish Blend is a fine mix of 3 types of Virginia leaf, Punjabi Rustica and the Louisiana specialty Perique. The tin note is wonderfully sweet from the Virginias and there is a slight whiff of vinegar from the Perique. The Virginias are tangy and fruity and actually being an avid Red Man Original chewer this smells and tastes quite similar - I would attribute it to the Virginias and nothing else. The Rustica seems to add some strength and body, but doesn't interfere with the main stars of the show. Color is medium brown and the grind is also medium. The quality of tobaccos used in all the SWS are fantastic and it's amazing what Johnny Scott pulls out of these naturally with no added casings. It is somewhat similar to the Fifty-Fifty but less in your face with the vinegar punch and fruity notes, and seems a bit more toned down and balanced. Be warned - these are very moreish and won't last long. A fine blend.
St James Parish de SWS
Aroma: chocolate con leche, higos secos, algo tostado
Complejidad: media baja
Intensidad aromática: media apta
Goteado frontal (en nariz): bajo
Goteado trasero (en garganta): bajo
Final (continuidad): media baja
El nombre es por el Perique que contiene. También contiene Virginia y Punjabi Rustica.
El aroma del Perique está buen sutil al igual que el Virginia. Da la impresión de ser tostado, quizás por el Perique. Fácil de tomar.
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The scent is of tobacco complexity. Once snuffed it gives just bit of burn that quickly dissipates to a beautiful symphony of of tobacco flavor's, With a ever so slight sweet barnyard under tone. It's a five star master blend and least I mention a killer Nic hit that lingers on into the night.
The tin note is bitter chocolate with tobacco. When taken, the tobacco comes to the front, and the chocolate note recedes -- it's not like some of the other chocolates where it's like you snorted Nestle's Quik or something.
I'm not getting any specific tobacco type -- maybe some of you with deeper pipe palates will be able to pick out Virginia or Perique -- it's too subtle for me. I don't find it particularly fruity except for maybe a tiny hint of chili -- if you've ever made Alton Brown's hot chocolate recipe, this is very close, if he included tobacco...
Supposedly the Punjabi Rustica gives it a nicotine kick, but I'm not getting anything like that after doing it three times in the last 15 minutes while I write this.
I'm giving it four of five stars. If I ever work through all the other chocolates I have, this would be my choice to re-up.