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I bought them all because, let's face it, I'm crazy. I even have two cans of Devoe Sweet that I'll likely never use. I am not a particularly discriminating user of scotches--they are all fairly uniformly terrible and wonderful. Using them nasally, you tend to make the same expression you would make it you just downed a shot of Old Grandad. It's pain but it's effective. I have no doubt some users grow to like it, but I think *most people* have to make a real effort to like it. I think it has survived for so long because it's cheap.
If I had to pick one scotch it'd be Bruton because of the sheer nicotine power, and really it's not much worse than any of the others. Three Thistles Strong is a runner-up though it's harder to find, even online. Dental and Tops are a bit milder. Superior, Standard, Square and Rooster are all kind of indistiguishable for me (though I do believe some people can tell them apart). I think Superior has to get some marks for having such an old-timey label.
For the sweets, I like Honey Bee and Three Thistle. Devoe is actually pretty strong if you find an old can. Society, Buttercup, Wild Cherry, Dixie and Strawberry are all kind of sickening. Carhart's and Red Seal have more of a cocoa flavour than others. As for Tube Rose--I don't smell anything but sugar and cocoa, but again my nose is not that great.
For the odds and ends, I like the plains (RR Mills and Navy), which are more cocoa-favoured than hickory-flavoured. Starr is awesome in its sheer plainness and for the glorious archaicness of its packaging--I think it may be a truly unflavoured tobacco product, which maybe endears it to more presbyterian tastes in certain snake-handling areas of the states. Checkerberry is great and easy to snuff. And, may I say, thank god I got the big bottle of RR Mills Maccoboy before Tom F. went out of business--it's a great nasal snuff with a nice, non-overpowering rose scent.
I wouldn't be surprised if we lost 1 or 2 scotches/sweets/others per year.
@dakotas ,It' saying that RR Mills Macoboy(witch I don't know yet),have something of F&T Macouba...
However could you say me where(on web) it's actually possible to buy it.Thanks.
I know I'm going to piss on somebody's chips here, but hey ho. I've got a can each of, Rooster, Bruton's, Square, Navy, Honey Bee, Tube Rose,Stokers sweet and scotch and Ralph's, and obviously the sweets are sweet and the scotches are scotches, but IMO there is absolutely no difference between the different brands of the same style. Americans must have the best noses on the planet to tell the difference, I just can't. Maybe it's me, I've no idea but I couldn't tell the difference between scotches blindfolded, same goes for the sweets. I had a go yesterday, I just couldn't, I mean if employees of the manufacturers don't even know they produce snuff, who is anybody to say they don't all fill the different cans from one batch? I'd bet a lot that, that is what they do! Like I say it might be my nose that is wrong, no idea but just my 2p.
My favorites are tube rose and peach sweet.
Big fan of Red Seal- no smokyness, also good in the lip.