This is snuff at it's elegant best. The flavour is luscious, sweet, aromatic and outstandingly deep with a slightly course mill and rich colouring. As it's named after a mid 20th century bit part player in English films its clearly not an ancient blend - but it feels as though it should be one of those remnants from the 1700's. Until I bought some of this a few weeks ago I had not tried Dr JR Justice in 20 odd years and I have no idea why I stopped buying it because in my opinion it is one of those great rarities - a perfect snuff.
James Robertson Justice was a prominent Scottish actor with a distinctive beard and a deep barytone voice. He often portrayed pompous authority figures with comedic aplomb. The naming of a tobacco product in his honour follows in the tradition of the great Gerald du Maurier, a renown actor of the previous generation. This rust-coloured snuff is fluffy, delicate and rich with a mildly floral flavour. It is in the same vein as F&T’s Bordeaux, but more civilized in nature. Like the enchanting voice of La Svengali, it fills you with desire.
Fribourg & Treyer Dr.JR Justice 20g
JR Justice was for me a 2nd-tier snuff, but I still enjoyed it very much. It seems "diffusely melancholy" somehow, like watching an autumn rain through a bay window while listening to Brahms (not Beethoven, Haydn, or Schubert but still very good). I seem to have gone through the F/T's I had in the following order: Morlaix, JR Justice, Old Paris, Seville.