This snuff has been part of my first experiences with the Walter Scott's snuffs, the others being St James Parish and Crème de Figue. While I was very happy and impressed with those, the Field of Junipers is proving to be a bit more difficult for me.
The snuff is light brown, quite dry and very fine. Those kinds of English snuffs generally don't work well for me but I know that they are quite popular here. From what I could find online, I hear that Junipers are what gives Gin (the beverage) its flavour. It has been about 20 years since I tried Gin and I can't say that I ever enjoyed it. From memory however, smelling the snuff from the tin, it does remind me of that drink, no doubt. But there is something else which I have a problem with. For me the dominant smell or scent in this snuff is actually pepper. Strong, regular kitchen pepper. That is my association and I definitely don't like that.
Now to be fair, that's not to say the snuff is bad. A lot of the time our decision if we like or dislike a snuff comes from exactly those personal associations. I don't remember liking Gin and I'm not very fond of pepper by itself, let alone having it in my nose. I still want to be clear that this is a high quality snuff with a very good tobacco base.
Snuffing these kinds of tobaccos is not an easy task for me either. Any kind of technique still causes it to go in a bit too far and I have to cough while snuffing. When it is finally applied in my nose, it often burns because of the dryness until my nose builds up sufficient moisture to deal with that. That may not be an issue for everyone but for me it is, which is why I prefer coarse to medium coarse and quite moist snuffs. I believe that could be a local preference and in England and America this snuff could easily be seen as "normal". I struggle with it though. At the same time I do not have any front or back drip from it which is an important plus and just shows the quality of SWS snuffs.
So all in all I have to say that I acknowledge that this seems to be a very good snuff in many aspects. They simply don't seem to work for me. I'm not a fan of this style of snuff or the flavour but I would still give it a high recommendation because I know that some people will very much enjoy it...just as a lot of people enjoy a Gin Tonic.