I just picked up a fresh can of this yesterday. The flavor is very identical to the typical American smokey Scotch. It is very similar to Garrett or Rooster with perhaps just a tad less smokiness. I believe one would have to be fairly proficient with American Scotches to notice the subtle difference though. Where I did notice a difference was in the bite. Perhaps my can was more fresh, but it did seem easier to take than Garrett or Rooster with a bit less burn.
It has teeth though so be forewarned. Perhaps the ability to ingest larger pinches might account for my strong detection of nicotine effects. This is not a weak snuff by any definition and can get your head spinning. For someone looking to sample the American Scotch experience, this would be a nice place to start. Just don't let the term 'Mild' fool you. Only seasoned Scotch users would perceive this as mild in my opinion.
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Dental Scotch Snuff (which used to be called Dental Mild) is less smokey than his brother, W.E. Garrett, but is ground more fine, which increases the potency. The smell is like a musty attic or basement, with deep wood notes. The cardboard tube does seem to affect the flavor some. American Snuff used plastic tins for a few years in the 2010s, but then reverted back to cardboard tubes, redesigning some labels and adding "Classic" to all their snuffs. I have a plastic tin of this also and the flavor is better, but these are harder to find unless you come across a tobacco store with old stock. The plastic tin is less dusty and most comparable to Tops Scotch by Swisher, and makes me think some flue-cured Virginia is used - the tobacco base is much more apparent. The fine grind equates with more nicotine absorption, and is stronger than most other Scotches I've had, sans maybe Bruton and Railroad Mills.