An empty box of vintage Dr. Rumney’s Mentholyptus Snuff will cost you three times the price of a full tin of Dr. Rumney’s Blue, which is the inheritor of the “Mentholyptus” recipe. Perhaps it is Sir Rumney’s constipated face supported by twin pillars of white mutton-chops that enhances the value of the dilapidated container? The snuff, however, is worth the price of admission; fabled, in times before false advertising legislation, to help prevent colds. Low in nicotine, it is mainly a big shot of menthol and eucalyptus wrapped in blanket of camphor that is quite welcome when one has a case of the hangover “jitters” or symptoms of early-onset Parkinson’s. Without burn or sneeze, I particularly enjoy it right before entering a dry sauna in my futile attempts to evict spirits rapaciously imbibed at various social occasions.
Whilst the menthol is strong, the complex underlying aromas make this snuff stand out for me. It's a good balance of the added scents whilst retaining that base tobacco flavour. Sometimes I'd like the menthol to be a little less with these snuffs and appreciate the other scents but it is what it is - a great mentholated snuff
This snuff is pretty good but also not spectacular or great in any departments either. It's a medium grind snuff, on the moisture side and has a good mentholated kick though not a nicotine kick. The little camera box is okay, but it doesn't also snap all the way closed and then can easily dry out the little box.
What a nice surprise this "new" Dr. Rumney's snuff is! Delightful, refreshing, menthol, camphor and eucalyptus, in a perfect, easy to take balance. The tobacco is medium brown, fluffy, and slightly moist. This is fast becoming my new favorite menthol. And whats more, it's economically priced! A really nice product; I'm glad I ordered two tins.
My first snuff, in 1972, was Dr. Rumney's Mentholyptus in the half ounce "snuffbox" tin. I wore that snuff out, not knowing it would one day draw the curtain and join the choir invisible.
Will have to give this one a go, then stock up if it's up to snuff, so to speak.