Fribourg & Treyer High Dry T
"What appears to be a bit boring and nondescript at first, often turns out to be ones favorite thing, and so it is with F&T HDT. A very slightly coarser grind than Wilson's #22 makes it a little easier to take, and it has a cleaner, lighter, more effervescent character than some more "meaty" HDT's. A fantastic, heady natural burn leads to a modest, nose clearing effect, with a savory, toasty, woody (but not smokey) finish. Fairly high nicotine. Refined and powerful at the same time; reminds me of Roederer's Cristal Vintage Champagne, as opposed to the heavier, yeastier character of Veuve Cliquot Grande Dame, which is rather more similar to Wilson's Great HDT #22. I wouldn't want to be without either, but if forced to choose, I would take the F&T by a nose because of its pure, unfatiguing, unstressed perfection."
"If you were to collect the residue from a tornado's encounter with a gentleman lounge- this would be the byproduct. Leather, wood, and a certain nuttiness. I'm not sure how the nut scent figures into my tornado analogy, but keep with me. This is a great all-day snuff by my standards. I have found that I need a good "clearing out" by the afternoon. Hit the reset with some Hedges L260 and game on."
"This HDT seems to be longer toasted than some of its equivalents from other manufacturers. It´s more pronounced and has, besides the lovely buttery flavour a certain saltieness that plays a big part in its appeal. So far no HDT disappointed me. I´d nearly call this one the potatoe chip bag of snuffs, you just can´t see a way to stop pinching, once started. Plain pure delight. First you have to learn how to propperly take such a finely ground snuff and then you have to learn how to let go. The first is much easier."
"Fine, in every sense of the word. F&T snuffs are some of the highest quality snuffs available, and this is pretty much the flagship: with a snuff this natural, there's literally nothing to hide behind, no scent to cover the mistakes of the blender. Others have commented on the nuttiness but I think that for accuracy, it should be described as like brazil nuts, or another nut with that same creamy, buttery consistency, and smooth flavour. There's even a hint of butter-bean in there. This isn't a dark and deep nut like a walnut, but something light and clear. The leather other reviewers have referred to is for me like the leather of a glove, or perhaps an old belt - soft and supple and well used. There's a mustiness in this snuff, a pleasing sense of age and refinement. It's also so dry and fine that I think it can never go off, and it will mature with age, like a fine wine."
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