During the 18th century, a highly sought after snuff was made at Masulipatnam on the Coromandel coast of South East India and shipped to Fribourg and Treyer in claret bottles. I enclose a description from a periodical of that period:
" It is made of the best tobacco produced in the district ; the mode of preparing it is as follows: The leaves are cut into halves and the stem entirely removed. One half is dried in the sun and pounded into a coarse powder and the second half is boiled twice in salt water, and the juice extracted is used again in the place of salt water with a fresh supply of tobacco. When the juice becomes rather thick and gummy, it is poured into a big pot and left to cool. The tobacco powder is now put into large chatties and the juice, with which a little arrack has been mixed, is poured over the powder, and the preparation is allowed to stand for about a week. The snuff is then taken out and put into English wine bottles and it is ready for exportation."
In essence, every Kg of milled snuff is sauced with a concentrate made from 2kg of Sumatra leaf boiled in water salted with Maldon Sea Salt to which a very small amount of Indian Arack has been added.
im blown away by the richness and complexity of the aroma of this tobacco, it has a wonderful fruity almost candy like smell, and a scent of delicious tobacco it reminds me of a freshly opened pack of camel non-filters. Nicotine hit is more than enough to satisfy, i think that the fermentation/brewing process brings out some Vitamin N for sure, Coarse grind easy to take even easier to enjoy 5 out of 5 all day.
Very curious and similar to amber snuffs one of Polish, very niche snuff producer. I have them both, and honestly, I can't cleary say, which of them is better. Scotisch seems to be more balanced and toned, with a finer grindiing. Polish snuff im more intensive in good way and fatter. Both are equally good, and althoug very simmilar to each other, they are different in the same time.
Not sure why but the more I snuff this the more it has a sort of grape flavored candy aftertaste.
Not sure if this applies to anyone else but me. My sense of smell is utterly gone from 20 yrs of puffing on nails.
but still a 4 and coming back for more.
it has a good strong but gradual vitamin N release. with no burn no matter how far up your nose you get it.
Has a pleasant vinegary smell once opened. Very moist and smooth to snuff. No Burn at all, however you do have to give it a hardy sniff to get it all to stay in your nose due to the coarseness and weight of the grains from the moisture.
Has a good vitamin N content, but a more gradual release.
I would 5 star this if not for the difficulty in getting it to stay in the nose. IF you don't kind of snort it, expect some black rain from your nose.