When I go to a snuff site, I usually try to see if they have this snuff. I would not say it is an everyday snuff; no, it is much too valuable for that! I love herbal flavored anything, but I've found herbal snuffs to be a let-down, but not this one. I am sure that it has peppermint oil (not menthol) as well, which I love. I love the smell of real peppermint (spirament not so much). Anywho, I am being called to dinner; otherwise, I'd go on a bit longer.
Very similar to Radford's premium, except instead of chocolate mint, it is hops and mint. I have been growing hops for years to flavor cheese (I do not drink) and the piney scent of the northern varieties, floral ones, not the bitterant variety, is present. It comes on moderately up front then fades to chocolate. Menthol level is a little higher than Gawith Original (Apricot) medium/high but not nearly as strong as president, for example, else the chocolate would be undetectable. If you want a change of pace from the more usual scents this is a good place to start!
They should mark this as mentholated, but either way, pretty decent.
Smooth upon snuffing, has a mild menthol hit. I don't know if I would say it was "spicy", it's much more minty in my opinion.
I would have to say a 3.5 star for me. The base tobacco is good but when I read the description it mentioned a hint of menthol... I would have to disagree. The snuff it self it very well put together, but for me the menthol was too powerful to enjoy. But that's just me personally.
I have to admit i am a little bias when it comes to this snuff because it is my all time favorite and everyday snuff. Darker brown, and medium moistness. Not super fine, just the perfect consistency. when the box is open you get a nice scent of anise and menthol. the flavor becomes so much more complex once taken. you'll notice a minimal burn, then a wonderful punch of Anise, menthol, licorice, and top shelf tobacco. it has almost a cooling sensation. the scent stays with you for almost 30 minutes and i never leave home without this snuff in my pocket. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!