Creme de Figue is a batch of exquisite snuff, hand milled in the Scottish Borders by Sir Walter Scott's Fine Border Snuff. Creme de Figue is created using a blend of pure leaf tobaccos from which the mid ribs and all stalks have been removed.
Creme de Figue has been matured and flavored with rare fig arrack to produce a uniquely luxurious snuff with a high nicotine content, reminiscent of the Georgian era.
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.
Coarse grind with a hint of moisture. Tin note reminds me of high quality authentic pure dark chocolate, with fermented dark berry notes.
Be careful hoofing this one as if you get it too far up your nose it will tickle your eyeballs.
In the nose the aroma is a lot deeper : coffee notes enhance the dark chocolate and the fermented fig marries the whole thing together. This is an epic winter snuff to enjoy with mulled wine or a tawny port. Another masterpiece by the genius. I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 purely because I prefer the Tears of Chios as an all day snuff. Nicotine is a creeper with this one and is there in spades. Has a Bavarian feel to it.
Nice figue aroma which fits to the tobacco just perfect. Both is alltime present and perfectly balanced. I love the tobaccos used in sws snuff. High quality stuff.