Snuv Black Range is a perfectly balanced blend of Rustica and Virginia tobaccos. The color of the snuff is almost black. A fairly coarse grind along the lines of classic Bayern Prise German snuff, with a dash of paraffin oil which gives these snuffs their distinctive fluffy feel and also helps prevent the moisture from drying out.
Black Ice takes its cue from the world's most popular snuff, Gletscherprise by Poschl Tabak.
Hence, added to the tobacco base flour Black Ice is fairly highly mentholated with hints of several other oil essences, most notably aniseed.
For lovers of mentholated German style snuffs this is a must try. The taste notes of Black Ice are what you would expect from Gletscherprise, but a more pleasurable in the nose in our opinion. There is plenty nicotine delivered by the Rustica, mellowed by the Virginia tobacco and the oils which slow the absorption in the nose, but equally give it longevity. The menthol is plenty enough to clear the sinuses nicely and give you that lovely cooling effect without being over-done. There is no nasal drip to speak of when sniffed correctly.
In terms of flavor, being Snuv Black Ice, it is no surprise that the menthol kicks in first. Once that subsides you will start to notice subtle flavors emerge. The aniseed in this case is more of an enhancer to other flavors, much like many food preparations. The discerning among us will also be able to pick out the sweetness of the tobacco. That's the interaction between the Rustica and Virginia.
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Snuv Black Ice 15g
Very nice and smooth liquorice flavour.
I didn't realize that the anise in this is so strong. Other reviews say it just compliments the flavor but for me it's prominent. Anise isn't one of my favorite.. the snuff is great otherwise (fluffy moist, easy to take, great combo of tobaccos, great nic hit)
Very fresh, strong mentholated feel, smooth tobacco taste
New to snuff, have tried around 35 different brands/ styles, and this is my go to everyday snuff. Course grind, medium moisture, heavy menthol, best nicotine hit so far.