I received this as part of an assortment. Not wishing to ruin the first snuff, I decided to not read any descriptions or reviews. Wow. First impression was someone had rammed a spray bottle of perfume up my nose and doused it thoroughly! I took several more pinches over the next few days to give it a fair chance. No luck there. After I checked the official Wilson's of Sharrow web site , I discovered that it is what I thought: a snuff scented with a perfume! Not for me! Still, I'm glad I had a chance to try it and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes heavy perfume.
Wilson's of Sharrow's Jockey Club is yet another excellent snuff from the Sharrow collection, and for me you could easily attribute it to a time and place. I imagine walking through an infield of a horce race track, or perhaps a stroll through a meadow or a garden, and taking a small pinch of this wonderful snuff. I stress the word "small" because the snuff is quite powerful - it definitely has a large soapy, cedary base to it which I find rather pleasant, albeit snuffing too much of this fine, dry, and sand/tan coloured snuff can lead to a throat burn for the unaccustomed. This snuff is definitely worth a shot if you are looking for something outside of menthol, fruit, or heavy flower oil-based products.
This is a delightful snuff. Jockey Club is an old style of snuff, and this particular example has a feel of tradition to it. It has the scent of an old-fashioned gentleman's cologne: sweet and complex but is not at all overpowering. In this respect it is far superior to the Samuel Gawith version, which is far less subtle with a rather artificial edge. It is moderately fine and moderately moist, which makes it easy to take, and probably a good introduction to the delights of snuff. Despite the growing number of snuffs in my collection, this remains the one that travels with me in my coat pocket.
Awesome flavour. This can be taken from amateurs to pro. And it's nice. But easy to overdose. Nic. hit is medium. High tobacco. High flavour. My after dinner snuff.