Please forgive my novice palate. Today I have been rotating between Wilsons of Sharrow Best SP, Queens Extra Strong and Tom Buck exlusively. * Clearly these are all SPs. Wilsons has seen fit to call one "Best" Though I can't fathom why. I'm aware they have a few other varietes too, but I haven't got them.
I'm having a hard time distinguishing these from each other. If you handed them to me without the lids on (and presumably the sticker on the bottom blacked out) I could not tell you which was which.
Best seems the lightest and finest, and tends to open my sinus the most.
Queens is a bit heavier and courser, but not too much so. It is the slightest bit moister too. The flavor is stronger, but still the same flavor (to me).
Tom Buck is she srongest and richest flavor of the three. There seems also to be something else in it that I can not distinguish. Rose perhaps? However, in grind and moisture it seems identical to Queens.
For my money, I'd buy the Tom Buck again if given the choice, but the others are by no means bad snuffs. The whole thing just begs the question, why so many nearly identical SPs? Also why call one Best, when it is not the best? Other than tradtion, I can't see an acceptable answer.
So what does everybody else think?
* not entirely exlusively: I needed the rush of QWS's Smoker's Blend first thing in the morning. I also needed the nick rush and pinch of an American (Tops Sweet) a few times in the evening and to cleanse my palate between the SPs (which all seem low in nicotine content BTW)