Samuel Gawith Firedance is a commemoration to, Beltane, the Irish Fire Dance that celebrates the advent of spring. This is a fine blend of fermented tobaccos, spice, drupelets and hints of sweet brandy wine. This snuff combines these aromas to create an entirely new sensation in the nose. The color is middle brown, the grind is fine with medium dry moisture that offers a nice nicotine rush with minimal irritation in the nostril. Let this powdered pleasure be a reminder that you can experience the vernal equinox in every pinch.
Available in several convenient container sizes.
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Similar base tobacco as Elmo's Reserve (dark, moist and course grind) but with a sweet berry like fruit flavour. Possibly a brandy undertone but quite hard to define. Definitely a dessert snuff.
Definitely worth a try. Especially if you like elmos reserve. Actually the 2 taste great mixed.
This has got to be my favorite snuff. I can use it all through out the day, and the aroma will last forever. It's very easy to use, and such a pleasant experience. I have to say before this I was skeptical about using a moister snuff. I usually use a drier snuff. I experimented once with a moister snuff, and was very turned off by them based on the experience I had with it. I decided after a while to give this one a try after some debate, and boy am I glad I did. I like spicier snuffs and this one has a very mild and pleasant kick at the end. I recommend that you give this one a try. You wont regret it.
Upon opening the 25g tin I found a dark, moist, coarse snuff. Pre-sniff smell was super-sweet & pleasant. A very easy snuff to take. Once in the nose, the sweetness continues with a (dare I say) almost smokiness scent. This is a great, well-rounded snuff. Easy to take, recommended for both beginners & veterans alike.
OMG AWESOMENESS IN A TIN, if you like Elmos Reserve, this should be your next purchase.
When I first tried this my nose was full of scents from other snuff but I took some & it was strong enough to leave it's own scent right in the foreground, I stated at the time, "I will have to retry this one as well when my nose calms down & I can get a better idea of the scents in it but I can already tell that it'll be a favorite."
It is wonderfully dark & moist, medium burn with medium nic content, a little hard to take due to the moisture & some "fluffing" with a snuff knife will improve the ease of taking this snuff, as I discovered.
Similar in character to the Elmos but fruitier Blackberry scents coming through too & less vanilla & tobacco notes although they are still present, there is also this background scent of a fine brandy or cognac.
When you open the tin the scent jumps out at you & smells like pure joy, then when you take a pinch the individual components pop up every so often, then mingle to put the joy into your nose.
Where Elmos is mainly tobaccoey all day snuff, Firedance feels more of a desertish snuff, which would be great at night after a meal, although both could be used all day & all night without becoming overpowering or boring IMO.