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Toque - Berwick Brown

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edited November 2009 in General
Whilst my inexperienced nose is unable to offer a full review I just wanted to commend Roderick on this marvellous snuff. It's totally bowled me over.

It's deliciously citrusy, with some floral notes, on a great tobacco base. The moisture level is perfect (semi-moist, perhaps?) and the grind is wonderful.

If I could only snuff one snuff for the rest of my life, this would be it. As soon as I manage to find a job I'll be making a bulk order.
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  • XanderXander Member
    edited November 2009 PM
    Wow, you got that fast. I presume mine is in transit. I estimate Monday arrival.
  • I can assure you its great snuff. I was fortunate enough to try a pre release sample and you have some great snuff on route; rich and flavoursome. Its great to see Toque now moving into the full range of mills - in my book they are fast becoming the single most important producer - which from a start up of 2 or 3 years ago is simply outstanding.
  • cstokes4cstokes4 Member, Moderator
    which from a start up of 2 or 3 years ago is simply outstanding

    Agreed.
  • I hope they are around a lot longer too.
  • I haven't had internet for about a month and missed these new Toques coming out. I promised myself I would finish about 10 nearly empty tins of Toque before I made another order. Good job I washed all my hankies yesterday, I'm gonna need them!
  • Received this in the post this morning and what a beautiful snuff it is, dark moist with an earthy citrus scent and a very good nictotine hit this really is the perfect all day snuff.
  • I have some in transit too! it should be here by mid week! Cant wait to try this one!
  • Got this in today and I think it's great! Really, really good. The scent is great and I love the grind and moisture.
  • Just ordered this plus the other new flavours - really looking forward to trying them all!
  • Ahhhh, love at first snuff!

    Looks like I have found something for the unused snuffbox I bought a few weeks ago. Tom Buck, Dr JR Justice and HDT, meet your new brother, Berwick Brown, you'll all be spending a lot of time together in my pocket.
  • I tried this tonight. Its really very good snuff. Top marks!
  • Just received mine. Has to air out a bit now, but what I get besides the ammonia is smelling divine! I´m very excited. :)
    As always: very fast shipping. Roderick´s the man!
  • Me too, can't wait to try it.
  • OMG!
    This is "simply" fantastic. The 1 for the island snuff.
  • You can say that again Michael, my first 10g tin is almost gone!
  • Hmmm, basically I was much more looking forward to the Lime Toast (which I haven´t even opened, yet), but the Berwick Brown just kinda hypnotized me and got all of my attention first. There must be magic involved in the production of this snuff. I just can´t explain it any other way. :)
  • I do agree. I seem to have made a fair old hole in a 25g tin of BB, and a similar hole in a 25g tin of Natural Toast.
  • It's chuffin' marvellous!
  • While I am not one to review a snuff, do to my new to it status, the Berwick just brings a smile to my face every sniff, so moist, easy to take, and downright refreshing!
  • You don't need to have been snuffin for ages to do a review Kevin, all opinions are just as valid so by all means put one in if you feel like it.
  • The reviews can also be edited to reflect a new or more sophisticated opinion, so newbies should not hesitate to review what they already know.
  • We all see you experts doing nuanced reviews and it makes us lesser mortals doubt our nose sensitivity. I don't do reviews as I suck at picking out the subtle scents in snuffs. Sometimes I don't even know what I am smelling. I really couldn't tell you the difference between Geranium and Violet, or Virginia tobacco and Carolina.I just know that I like something and that makes for short reviews.
  • Well,I don't consider myself an expert and sometimes I really doubt if I've said anything of any value in my reviews, but it's fun doing them. If you actually would like to publsih a review and are not doing so just because you don't think you have a good nose, I would still say do one. Apart from the fact that your capacity to detect different flavours increases with time, a short review with what you honestly feel is still worth reading in my book. Give it a go, you might surprise yourself and don't worry if other members seem to be 'experts' its just about having fun!
  • Ah bloody hell, NO Berwick Brown for me yet, why must I wait so long?! Received my snus order but I have enough snus, I want my BB
  • Thanks for the encouragement Snuffster, I have read reviews from day one of my snuffing, and over time I get a feel for which posters nose is closer to my own. Of course my first snuff was Navy Scotch, and after a huge snort, I thought all you guys were demented! And although I was probably right, I have persevered. You have a good point, I do know what I like, and in the case of Berwick Brown, love. It just how to convey that to others, it takes time. I am somewhat like bigmick, once I hear germanium, I go of course, before then I just get muddled. Takes time, I have about 80 snuffs now, and three favorites, all I know is that many new favorites exist in that box, and time will tell. This is a great hobby though. It is some what of a shame that my most intriguing questions about snuff, are considered guarded secrets of the masters. Sorting, cleaning, essential oils, PH, stability, oh the questions I would like to ask!
  • No problem, just pick a favourite and write from the heart (or nose) and let's see the results.

    Nice point about the guarded secrets. I never shy away from asking what I want as I am just a consumer who spends some of his hard earned money on their products, in my view I can ask what I like - getting an answer is another matter! To be fair the manufacturers are not about to start giving away the secrets of their livelyhood to competitors, but you do glean the odd bit of information from time to time. My advice is ask away!
  • @ Kevin: I've been snuffing now for more than 2 years and I have over 200 different snuffs. But I still can't tell what's in a snuff. What I can tell is when I like it. I'm not worried about what's in it, as long as I like it I'll stick it up my nose (even if it's cow dung).

    I trust the manufacturers won't put something in there that will kill me. If they do, they will lose a very loyal customer.
  • Be strong Pieter!
  • Pieter, you are an interesting one, I have been shoving NTSU up my nose wondering if you are secretly just sitting there laughing your arse off at the very thought! I am still wondering about the cow dung reference, but I am one to talk, you would not believe what we tend to drink out of glass canning jars here in the Appalachian wilderness, I cannot begin to tell you exactly what I am tasting, but I know what I like!!! Enjoy!
  • Good one this. The grind is a bit inconsistent (there are some very chunky bits in my tin), but the flavour falls between the F&T's KB and the Kendal KB examples. Violet, geranium and citrus and easy on the nose. Very good and I think I prefer Berwick Brown to any Kendal Browns available.
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