Mull of Oa is a dark, rich, moist, peaty snuff cased with Islay malt whisky.NB: As with any natural tobacco product, artisan nasal snuff can be susceptible to mould if it is not stored correctly. All of our snuffs are heat treated before packing to ensure an indefinite shelf-life whilst in the original, unopened containers. Our snuffs are traditionally made without chemical preservatives and we recommend that once opened the snuffs should be kept in the tightly closed brand container and stored in a refrigerator. Only decant using a clean, dry implement.
Medium dark and extremely coarse snuff with strong smoky and alcoholic notes. Light to medium nicotine. While is is said to be scented (infused?) with proper whisky, it also has some fruity freshness to it, which reminds me of romanian tsuica (fruit brandy). Very unique. On the downside, it's so heavily scented that I can barely notice the natural tobacco aroma. The grind is extremely coarse and definitely not to everyone's liking. Try a smaller box first and see how you like it.
I just had a couple of pinches Mull of Oa and I can say I like it a lot. It really has a peated whisky scent that lingers. The description says it is a moist snuff, but mine is actually quite dry. This makes it a bit more difficult to use. That's why I give it four stars out of five. Still a good snuff with a decent nicotine hit.
A lovely scottish snuff which almost transports you back to the time of the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie on the wind swept heather clad highlands with its antiquerian aroma and leathery malty smokiness of days gone by .
A true classic to savour .