Hi everyone, this is my second time of joining this forum and I'm really pleased to be back, and personal thanks and salutations to Alex - thanks.
Over the last few months I have become devoted to Tom Buck so thought I would post a little review, plus I have also dioscovered Burgundy snuff.
I tried Tom Buck having heard about it on several sites and then seeing the re-vamped Wilsons site where they give a free sample on request. I got a small tin, free, and this led to me buying a half pound drum very quickly. Tom Buck is just fantastic. Its billed as 'extra strong sp'. I don't get anymore of a nicotine hit with this but the flavour is superb. Upon trying a pinch of the snuff straight from the drum - airtight and keeps the bulk supply perfectly - the first thing you get is a whiff of ammonia (why is this used in the tobacco world?) However, this is not unpleasant and goes in a second or two, and this only happens when you take the freshest pinch, when its been in a snuff box for a few hours that side of it seems to dissapear. You then get a perfect blast of the traditional SP flavour, which as an SP loverI find wonderful. I would call this an 'enhanced' SP rather than extra stromg - all of the flavours are the same but in some way far more dominant. It took one pinch for me to get completely addicted to this stuff and its now pretty much my exclusive snuff. Another thing about TB - if you leave it in a snuff box for a few days it does not become unpalatable like most snuffs but seems to develop in some way, despite drying out as you would expect. This is great snuff and also clears the head as effectively as any menthol - good for me as I dont like menthol and suffer from stuffy hooter syndrome.
Another great snuff I have found- which I got as another free sample today from Wilsons - is Burgundy. This is a true and genuine old fashioned English snuff. The flavour is complex and rich, a sort of spicy oriental tang. I immediately felt as though I should be in some Victorian gentlemen's club. I will definately be ordering this snuff very soon.
I recommend using Wilsons free sample service as its turned me on to two great smuffs.
Peace, good health and joy to all
Snuffster (AKA Nigel)