Upon opening the tin, Jock’s Choice liberates aromas of leather, lemon and key-lime. After the initial warmth of uptake, bergamot, quinine and juniper get added to the mix. Of medium grind and nicotine levels, this perfumy snuff is well balanced and pleasant. Akin to digging into a ripe grapefruit first thing in the morning, Jock’s Choice is an important part of any nutritious breakfast.
High quality tobacco, however the scent is not to my personal liking. Similar to other SPs, however less citrus and quite a lot of... Rose/Kewra? Maybe a bit of pistachio? A sweet, creamy flavour that actually compliments the tobacco quite well, and a medium nicotine level that doesn't knock you over too easily. Reminds me of Persian desserts (Akbar Mashti, with less saffron)
I still quite like it; but the nicotine level is too low, and the flavour is a bit too strong to be anything other than an occasional indulgence. My problem with it being, that if I am going to be using it a lot, then the flavour should be less sweet/brighter, otherwise I'm stuck with a cloying, rose-y scent, or if the N were higher, I would use less of it at one time. If the N and perfume were more in balance, it would be great.
HOWEVER, this is just me. If you like Persian/North Indian style desserts, this could easily be a favourite. It is delicious, just not for me.
Hands down one of the best snuff's I've ever had, it was also my first so it holds a special place in my heart. I've been disappointed in most snuff's I've tried because I guess I started with the best, or maybe this is just MY snuff. Very floral, and a bit "perfumey" but in the best way possible for me. As the floral and "perfumey" aroma's fade a little the solid tobacco base can be detected with well balance to the other notes. Absolute joy everytime it goes up the nose, perfect grind, perfect moisture. The only thing this snuff lacks is a meaty nicotine hit, but new snuffers beware, I am an absolute nicotine junky(this snuff out the tin might be extremely strong by your standards, especially if you are new to nicotine). Mix with a bit of 41 photo white elephant or toque rustica and you a very punchy snuff.
First snuff I've ever tried and I absolutely love it. Going to order more here soon.
Of all the snuffs I've tried, M&W varieties has been head and shoulders above the rest for my tastes. My order of Jock's Choice just arrived today, and man, it would be tough to decide between it and the Particular. Let's just say that with the latter, imho it's one of the two best snuffs I've ever tried.