Wilsons Best Dark is a blend of well fermented tobaccos that produce a rich, dark and aromatic smells reminiscent of an old fashioned humidor. The luxurious flavors of these hand picked broad leaf cultivars can be experienced upon opening the tin; the journey continues with rarefied notes of vanilla and the subtle hint of lemon rind. The dark color, medium coarse flour and medium moisture provide a detectable burn and an above average nicotine hit that is long lasting. This must be labeled as a classic English snuff in the best SP tradition. Should be in most cupboards next to the Earl Grey tea box. Cheers and have a pinch today.
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Best Dark, with its sneeze-worthy burn, is substantially stronger than Wilson’s Best SP. Like comparing a short coffee with an alongé, its high nicotine content wakes the senses and numbs the incisors…which I very much like. Fecal brown and high in moisture, this SP predominantly tastes of tanned leather with the Bergamot serving as an adornment, like shaved citrus zest floating atop the crema of an espresso. Best Dark is a nice tin to share at cocktail hour with an Old Fashioned or even a Negroni and transitions well to garlicy appetisers such as Escargots Bourguignons or Gambas al Ajillo.
one of the best snuff ! the aroma are wonderful!!
This is a truly unique snuff. The tobacco flour is a rich, deep brown with the characteristic WoS grind yielding a powerfully aromatic substance.
I both agree and disagree with those who classify Best Dark as an SP. First thing’s first - I do NOT detect ‘bergamot,’ as one would expect to find within an SP product. Citrus, however, is present and is the first scent that penetrates after taking a modest pinch into each nostril. It most closely resembles the citrus bite found in the rind of a fresh orange, and it cuts through the damp, fermented leather notes typical of fine Kendal tobacco.
As the aroma is permitted to blossom in the nose, faint ghostly floral whispers creep into and out of the picture. They quite possibly consist of lavender and rose, though one has to almost passively attend to the aroma in order to detect them. Floral provides a refined flourish complementing the orange rind and peaty, dampened earth.
I can’t quite say I’ve ever tasted a snuff like WoS Best Dark. It is, for me, every bit as complex and novel as WoS Best SP, which likewise incorporates floral flourishes in surprising, refined and pleasant ways. This is one of those snuffs I use heavily for a day, tape back up and return to in the ensuing weeks, only to find that i discover a new dimension which had previously eluded me.
A fascinating departure from an average, one-dimensional snuffing experience. It took me a while to try this, but I would highly recommend this refined gem.
Best dark ,upon opening the tin your greeted by that familiar scent of ammonia representing fresh fermentation, The color of course is just about black. The moisture level is high. The grind is medium course. Has a very slight burn very easy to consume large amounts. The effectiveness is sudden ,very satisfying. The scent is natural ; good base tobacco.
If your looking for a non scented good snuff this is one to have. Very versatile to have to hydrate dried out snuff or experiment with creating or toning down heavily scented snuff. Add a tin to your collection it a keeper
This is arguably my favorite snuff, Tom Buck being the other contender.
A heavy and dark snuff, and as my first dark snuff, what a choice! The grind is medium-coarse and you can sure feel it in your nose, but its not unpleasant at all.
It has a rich tobacco scent, followed by notes of citrus, a hint of bergamot, and just maybe I smell a touch of teatree? It's hard to say.
The flavor is slightly sweet, and actually kind of complex. I find myself just sitting there smelling for the different notes, and each breath is so satiating. This is the snuff that keeps me coming back for a pinch over and over again, I need to remind myself to slow down and make it last the same as you might while eating something delicious.
If you like SPs but also like dark snuffs, and are looking for something kind of new, then this is the one for you.
This and Tom Buck are the snuffs that made me fall in love with Wilsons of Sharrow, and will always stand out to me.
Lovely. Simply lovely.