Samuel Gawith Red Crest is an unassuming star that shines through in every pinch. This is a single tobacco flour that reveals its complex aromas in an array of earthy, smokey, herbal and sweet notes that will be distinctive to each snuffer. The grind is medium-fine, the color is reddish brown with a silky texture. The sensation in the nose is mild and aromatic with a nice nicotine hit that lasts. This is a real tobacco treat for those who prefer an unflavored snuff.
Available in several convenient container sizes.
Also get a discount when you buy a box.
To me, this snuff is the pinnacle of how a good, basic, unfermented tobacco should taste. The character is bright and has a natural semi-sweetness that took me by surprise when I had my first pinch. This is still one of my favorites, and one of the few I have purchased in bulk (as of this posting).
Even if you let it go until the tobacco is bone dry, it is still easy on your nose and throat and the characteristics mentioned above remain unchanged.
This tobacco is red in color, reminiscent of rust.
Some people may find this snuff to be boring since it has no barnyard/cow pie, grassy/ dried hay, metallic, smoke/BBQ, or earthy scents which can be found in other plain snuffs. I, obviously, don't find that to be the case.