A forgotten snuff for me. This is the only snuff I can get locally and I saw a can in a shop today, about 25g and had to renew my aquaintance.
When I found menthols - my first snuffs - prone to give me a kind of rebound congestion, I looked around for something else and in the days before the internet your choice was very limited. I found No 1 - my first SP and the first snuff I used heavily every day.
Ive been using it all day for the first time in about 25 years and really enjoyed it. There is a sort of pleasant cheapness about it, like the enjoyment you can get from a rough red wine and some bread and cheese; not gourmet, not sophisticated, just good and plain.
It has the same mill and basic scent common to all SP's and a smoky flavour that has some further notes hanging in there - bergamot, citrus? I don't quite know but its good. It burns when you take it, which I like and has a decent nic hit. It can't compare with the newer brands - this is rough brandy to Toque's Hine antique - but its good. I like it and I am pleased to find it still being shoved out in a store half a mile away.