|Submited By: Tony Seaton on 09/07/2011
A little while back I compared Wilsons (Sharrow) Burgundy with Fribourg & Treyer's Bordeaux, describing them as the Christmas Puddings of the snuff world.
With Western Glory, Gawith Hoggarth seem to have the ultimate English Fruitcake of a snuff. Slightly lighter in colour and texture than Bordeaux, about the same colour as Burgundy, Western Glory delivers fruit, nuts and spices in a wholesomely strong, but not overpowering tobacco base. Gentle, reassuring initial "bite, good nicotine lift, aroma holds well, decays without deteriorating, leading to a pleasant longer-term after-taste a little reminiscent of vanilla/marzipan.
Goes very well indeed with some of the fruity/spicy amber/red ales around the 4.5%-4.8% mark - and was appreciated as a "great alternative to smoking" by the guy I was talking to in the pub. [Does that conversion count as "Evangelism"?]
This absolutely has to be my favourite GH mixture so far - and may even get used fast enough that I don't find out how well it keeps in the tap-box!
If Fruit-and-spice is your thing, and you'd like something in-between the deep richness of F&T Bordeaux and a good SP, then I recommend trying Western Glory.