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Samuel Gawith - Yay or Nay?

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  • bigbuyerbigbuyer Member
    edited August 2009 PM
    @Xander
    Sorry my mistake, must have been a senior moment...
  • @Leman - Avoid the Jockey Club, it is scented like cheap granny perfume. Not in the same league as the Wilsons and GH varieties.
  • Thanks for the tip Sandy. It will have to be the last SG snuff I get now. I'll probably only get it so I can say I have all their current snuffs.

    GH Jockey Club is fantastic :)
  • Up till now, I've only tried the following: Apple, Apricot, Black Coffee, Cob Dark, Jockey Club, Kendal Brown, Irish 'D' Light and Scotch Black.

    Black Coffee is my favourite and Scotch Black was the worst. Won't re-order Jockey Club, Apricot and Kendal Brown, not because they are so bad but I've found better ones from other manufacturers.

    I've just now taken some Cob Dark..........lovely stuff!
  • @ Leman I had some of the Chocolate in trade with another member. It was very much like Afterglow in grind and moisture. Probably the same base tobacco. I might get it again someday.
  • I was wondering which one was better. SG Jockey Club, or GH?
    Similar scents on both?
  • Only had Wilson's Jockey Club here. Its good. I heard GH was also good but SG was not. I'll get them all eventually and decide for myself.
  • Actually, I heard that 6 posts ago.
  • @xander

    GH snuffs don't do it for me. They seem really sneezy and not all that good.
    I don't see posts about GH much.
  • I have no more Jockey Club and have no intention of ordering any again. Just don't do it for me.
  • cstokes4cstokes4 Administrator
    edited August 2009 PM
    I have WoS Jockey Club. I've taken 2 pinches out of it in 2.5 years.

    Jockey Club, French Carotte and Royal George are what turned me against florals. That is starting to change little by little.
  • @xander.

    Read Sandy's post, too. Debated over whether to post my question or not, but decided to see if there were any GH fanatics who would rush to it's defence.
    I guess not. Lol!
  • sandy130674sandy130674 Member
    edited August 2009 PM
    Nothing wrong with the Gawith Hoggarth snuffs I've had. Their Jockey Club will not appeal to everyone, but it's a darn bit nicer than the SG version!!! Their CM is nearly as good as O&G, Fleurette is the most natural floral snuff I've ever had, Ambassador, Spartan, Western Glory, Jasmine, Mitchells, Eucalyptus, Sea Breezes and Kendal Brown were others I have enjoyed a great deal. The only one that missed the mark for me was Dry Orange, but it certainly wasn't objectionable.

    I know there are a lot a Toque fans on this forum, but I would put Gawith Hoggarth several notches above Toque and may be even Samuel Gawith. You see for me, food and drink flavoured snuffs just don't turn me on, whilst a lot of Samuel Gawith snuffs can be very over the top in the perfume department. However, SG do some very good plain tobacco snuffs.

    What I look for in a snuff is some intrigue, i.e. blends with some mystery (Wilsons of Sharrow do this brilliantly).
  • I'm a great fan of Gawith snuff, and particularly like the following:
    Camphor/Menthol (menthol not to overpowering)
    Dry Orange (interesting orange-peel scent)
    Kendal Brown (one of the purest tobacco tastes I've ever tried; I sense a good dose of Latakia here)
  • cstokes4cstokes4 Administrator
    DLT, those are Gawith Hoggarth snuffs, not Samuel Gawith snuffs.
  • I stand corrected, and thank you for the heads-up.

    As a new snuffer, I appreciate your knowledge.

    Dwayne
  • DLT, with all the "Gawiths" who are/were involved with snuff, it's easy to make such a mistake!
  • Anyone here have opinions on the Honey? I was disappointed with it, as I LOVE Wilson's Honey Menthol and expected something similar, only to find it tastes NOTHING like honey.
  • Yes, I have an opinion on their Honey - I don't like it. Has that usual sweet perfume taste that spoils too many of SG snuffs.
  • I like every SG I've tried. I think I'm up to around 30, and they are all good in varying degrees. But everyone's nose is a little different.
  • I have not tried many SGs, however, the few that I have tried have been excellent. Needless to say, I look forward to trying some more. I have been considering designating a period of time where I get a bulk order of a vast variety of snuffs that I have never tried from a brand that has a large variety of different snuffs (SG, Toque, Poschl, Dholakia, etc.), in order to get a better understanding of what these brands have to offer. I unfortunately as a snuffer I tend to get into a rut and buy large amounts of snuffs that I already know that I like. Feel that this year will be one of great exploration on my part.
  • SnuffySnuffSnuffySnuff Member
    edited February 2014 PM
    SG and Viking are wonderful.

    I have about a dozen 8 SG, 4 VK in bulk.

    want about another 8 in SG bulk, another 4 in vk bulk

    I really need to fix this.

    a wonderful company

    SG (Viking) you are greatrst please continue with you're amazing snuffs * APPLAUDSSSSS *

    OSCAR DE LLANO (I BUY YOUR SNUFF AT MYSNOKING SHOP)

    both mysmokingshop and SG are amazing. keep up the amazing work you guys do. :)))

    thanks

    Snuffysnuff
  • Their natural snuffs are some of my favorites but I think their floral/fruity snuffs are totally disgusting for the most part. Their natural snuffs are so incredibly good, though, that Samuel Gawith is still easily my favorite European snuff company.
  • I don't like their florals at all either, @horus92 but agree that their natural snuffs are excellent. I'm sure I'll always have some Gawith in my stash.

    I really like SP Scotch too and have been without for too long.
  • So, I bought three tins. Been trying the KB Plain. I enjoy it greatly and love the rush. Then Black Rappee; much more mellow and easygoing; so much so, I wasnt careful and snorted into my sinuses.

    Then I just took some Elmo's Reserve. ZOMFG. The initial rush and the flavoring of chocolate powering through and then settling down into a nice tobacco flavor. Easily my favorite of the three. I was told it's basically powdered 1792 Flake. It's amazing.
  • I am big on SG Toffee, and I particularly like SG's Apple and Cherry among the fruit flavors. I use their Hazelnut often as a mixer - too cloying on its own but useful when diluted with less flavored snuffs.
  • YAY - Cherry, Elmo's Reserve, Firedance, Celtic Talisman, Irish D Light, Scotch Black, SP Scotch, Honey, Vanilla, Toffee, KB Original/Plain...

    Leaning toward nay on snuffs like Otterhound and Cuckoo - they remind me of a wet dog/dog deodorant.  I'm also not a huge fan of Mandarin, Gin & Tonic, or Banana.  Guarana has peculiar scent that I haven't come around to yet.  


  • Yay !

    Elmo's Reserve,Firedance, Kendal Brown,Black Rappee

  • Hawaiian_RyanHawaiian_Ryan Member, Moderator
    edited December 2015 PM
    Yea I like the Elmo's Reserve,SP scotch, Red Crest,Apple also the Bucks Fizz.I still got a lot more to try from SG.
  • My first SG was chocolate in a little tapbox. Nearly put me off the brand permanently.
    But the. Made a go of Elmo's Reserve and more recently, Black Rapee. How nice!
    I think they're a great classic snuff maker with some crap varieties but I think it's basically really good quality.
    I've never tried the fruit types.
    I mean with with Toque and Old Mill, there's not much reason for me to.
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