This is a very special review because the snuff in question is not only in limited supply but, it may never be produced again unless someone can procure the process and materials used in its creation.
Creator: Tobacconist: LLUIS VINYETS SALABERT.
Type: Very Fine/ Dry
My dear friend and long distance snuff pal Pedro (macalpe), whom I had the pleasure to meet on this forum explained to me once the makings of a snuff that Troutstroker (Brian) had Dubbed, Spanish Jewel. In reality this is an unnamed snuff created by an experienced tobacconist named Luis Vinyets Salabert, a friend of Pedro’s and long time snuff master. This master has retired but kept in his possession a small quantity of the unnamed snuff which Pedro came upon and then so generously shared with me. It is with my greatest pleasure that I relate to you, the snuff community, the contents that came to me so humbly wrapped in bubbles and pharmacy bags. What I am about to describe, truly is a jewel.
When I opened the protective envelope the first thing I could sense with my nose was a strong sent of rich, smooth, and sophisticated chocolate. I was surprised at its smell because I expected a more sweet honey smell then bittersweet chocolate. I had to wait until the end of the day to take my first sniff. it was worth the wait. I carefuly sniffed the golden powder but unfortunately on my first try it went to the back of my throat. The smell was incredible but the burn in the back of my throat was unbearable.
Before I go on, let me say that this is not a forgiving snuff. It is important to keep in in the front part of your nose.
After I got a chance to clear my throat and try again I could fully appreciate the rich notes of honey, chocolate, and almost malt taste. It wasn’t just a sniff, it was an experience. I learned in an instance what it meant to have flavor support the tobacco and compliment it rather then hide it. At first I couldn’t realize what was what, the stuff was so fresh. In the end though, after I singled out each individual sent, I was able to pick out the tobacco and to my surprise it was sweet. Even the leaf was extremely sweet. I do not know what type of tobacco leaf this was but it was amazing. The nicotine strength was heavy as well. It gave a delightful feeling with just a small pinch.
My Friend Pedro: Without my meeting you I would have never been able to expance my understanding of snuff like I did with this particular tobacco.
LLUIS VINYETS SALABERT: The creator of this snuff. Without him there would be nothing like this in the world.