I am new to snuffing, and only 3 days in I have already bought both W.E Garrett and Rooster. I compared the two and W.E Garrett is a lot better in my opinion. When I sniff W.E Garrett there's a nice BBQ smell and taste.
Most notably, I feel a strong pinch in my throat which I like a lot. It's similar to when you are smoking a cigarette and the smoke hits you in the back of the throat. A pinch of this stuff in each nostril gives me a hit equivalent to a strong cigarette. If your an ex-smoker like I am you might like that.
As for Rooster, it delivered a slightly bigger nicotine rush but I felt that it lacked flavor and smell and didn't have a strong enough pinch or burn in the throat when I swallowed. Now I'm not sure if you're suppose to feel a pinch at all in the throat but I personally like it that way.
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This is my favorite snuff by far, smoky and flavorful. I've been taking it for about four years, although it can be hard to find.
As my first strong scotch I immediately liked the woodsy aroma and its coarser grind. A lovely addition to any snuff collection. Recommended.
This is a scotch that I would still do even if it didn't have a big hit of nicotine. With that said, it doesn't have Garrett levels but Dental packs a pretty good punch. It is just a good snuff all around. It has a light smoky/BBQ flavor but it is subtle compared to other scotches. Like it's Conwood brothers (Garrett/Honest) , it is bone dry and extra fine, so it's for people who have their sea-legs. I use some American snuffs because they are intense. I use Dental because it's good.
Very Fine Scotch Snuff. Not for the Beginner by any means. Metallic and Smoky, very strong. I enjoy a pinch every once in a while. Great for when Bar-B-Qing.
Smokey, tasty, loaded with tobacco goodness, W.E. Garrett is the standard by which all other American Scotch snuffs are measured. Not for the faint-hearted, it should be taken in small pinches, or perhaps a snuff bullet. The smokiness is not overdone. Rather, it's well rounded in the tobacco scent.
A true American classic. Every snuffer should try it.