If you pop a tin of Black Rappee and take the time to admire its pulverized content under direct light, you will notice a certain twinkling buried deep within the black tobacco. Delightful like finding a handful diamonds in a spade of freshly turned earth, what Lucifer reveals is salt from the fire cured brine in which the tobacco is fermented. Rappee (râpé) refers to the Paris method of grating rope tobacco into a course grind suitable for nasal enjoyment. Mullins & Westley’s sour brine Black Rappee presents a burn upon uptake that reveals a high dose of nicotine released from the depths of its peaty moisture. Without perfume or artifice, this snuff tastes like the rich black soil of an Antillean plantation after a tropical storm. All that remains after dissipation is a pleasant salt drip to the back of throat, which companions well contemplative spirits such as barrel aged cane brandies.