A fine, dry, high nicotine snuff made from a blend of rich, dark, sweet Cavendish and Virginia Lemon leaf tobaccos. Commemorating Sir Thomas Cavendish, the 16th century privateer and explorer, who was known as the 'The Navigator' from his circumnavigation of the globe and after whom Cavendish tobacco is named.NB: As with any natural tobacco product, artisan nasal snuff can be susceptible to mould if it is not stored correctly. All of our snuffs are heat treated before packing to ensure an indefinite shelf-life whilst in the original, unopened containers. Our snuffs are traditionally made without chemical preservatives and we recommend that once opened the snuffs should be kept in the tightly closed brand container and stored in a refrigerator. Only decant using a clean, dry implement.
When I first saw, The Navigator, my assumption was that it would carry scents of myrrh and sandalwood from far off ports to my eager nostrils. I was wrong. The Navigator seems placed to remind the navigator of home, and a rustic home at that. It smells like a hay loft. Not a hay loft with fresh cut hay. An old hay loft that’s been sitting for a while, where you lit up a pipe of pedestrian tobacco. It’s unremarkable if you’re looking for fruit, menthol, or even the “oiled leather” aroma of other snuffs. If you’re looking for something dependably comfortable - like an old hay loft - it’s delightful. The nicotine hit is above average, but still pleasant. There is a mild “burn,” and it is very fine, so don’t snort it in like a horse. I imagine this snuff is particularly pleasant on a crisp autumn day, if you’re out of doors. If you prefer tobacco-forward snuffs with homey aroma, and solid nicotine, this is worth a try. Do not expect an overflowing tin. It comes about half full.