I don't see too many posts for Thrice brewed, which is a shame really, as it is a wonderful snuff. A modern day version of Masulipatnam.
Here is the 18th Century recipe :
"It is made of the best tobacco produced in the district ; the mode of preparing it is as follows:— The leaves are cut into halves and the stem entirely removed. One half is dried in the sun and pounded into a coarse powder and the second half is boiled twice in salt water, and the juice extracted is used again in the place of salt water with a fresh supply of tobacco. When the juice becomes rather thick and gummy, it is poured into a big pot and left to cool. The tobacco powder is now put into large chatties and the juice, with which a little arrack has been mixed, is poured over the powder, and the preparation is allowed to stand for about a week. The snuff is then taken out and put into English wine bottles and it is ready for exportation."
The Indian arrack is extreamly hard to source, but Johnny managed to get hold of some 14yr old, and just a small amount was used in the snuff.
Smooth is an understatement!!!
Pure Sumatra flour, sauced with a concentrate of the liquid from boiling 2kg of leaf to every Kg of flour. You rarely find a snuff that is so labour intensive, but the end product certainly justifies the work involved.