|Submited By: Tony Seaton on 10/09/2010
When I spotted Molens Macuba I thought "This I have to try" [I adore Fribourg & Treyer Macouba].
In an intriguing, almost transparent plastic container, perhaps half-way between a snuff dispenser and something that might suit spices in the kitchen, I received a medium-coarse ground snuff of a remarkably light colour, and rather dryer than those I usually enjoy.
Taken with caution to allow for the combination of dryness and medium grind, I was greeted with an aroma which places this snuff in the same genre as Fribourg's Macouba . but with something deeper and almost akin to dates or figs in the mix, but not in an overpowering way. I guess that's a good vintage Cognac or similar.
This is a dry snuff, and needs to be taken with a little commensurate care [among those I enjoy, it is one of the few that can still invoke the occasional sneeze]. That said, it has a delicious aroma; a good evening or after-dinner variety.
It's a different breed from the F & T Macouba, but one which may appeal to the same palate. It's a very nicely crafted snuff, with no huge "sting", a nicely rounded and balanced aroma, and a comfortable nicotine lift. It is one of the few dry snuffs that I enjoy- I guess because, although very dry, it is fairly coarse ground.
Well worth trying - it's "different" in a pleasant way!