I just got off the phone with Sir Johnny Scott, the master behind Sir Walter Scott snuffs. He truly has a wealth of knowledge about snuff.
He will be making 3 new blends for us which I am very excited about. No idea what we will end up with, but you can be sure they will be top notch, interesting and historically based snuffs.
Sir Johnny truly is a true Artisan snuff maker, and to my knowledge, other than perhaps Rosinski, the only one out there.
The nugget of wisdom I got today was that Fribourg and Treyer Old Paris was originally Creme de Figue. However back in the 70's or 80's the powers that be in Wilson's or possibly Imperial Tobacco decided the old recipes religiously followed by F&T in Haymarket till the day they closed their doors were not for the modern taste. This was why Sir Johnny brought out his Creme de Figue. It is much closer to the original....a favourite of Beau Brummel.