Today, I decided to write a review of a snus which has recently come back into production after taking a bit of a hiatus. Manufactured by V2 Tobacco, Nordströmmen Brandy Alexander Loose is a finely ground loose snus with a brandy flavor profile. Per gram of snus, Brandy Alexander contains 8mg of nicotine, classifying it as a regular strength brand of snus.
When I first opened my can of Brandy Alexander, I instantly fell in love with the aroma. Brandy Alexander smells very much like a glass of delicious brandy, and it is definitely one of my favorite smelling snuses. Its also interesting to note that my friends who smelled the can also really enjoyed the aroma, with some remarking that it was the best smelling snus they’ve seen! Upon portion a portion into my mouth, I detected a rich and creamy brandy taste consistent with the aroma, and I noticed a very slight tobacco flavor. The brandy flavor was extraordinarily savory, and kept going strong up to the thirty minute mark. After this point, the brandy flavor began to become weaker and gave way to a mellow tobacco taste. Unlike most varieties of snus I’ve tried, Brandy Alexander is not very salty, and is instead a little sweet. I liked the sweet flavor, and I didn’t find that the snus dripped very much while in my mouth.
Something which I noticed was that Brandy Alexander is quite moist, but not overly so. This high moisture level sped up the nicotine absorption process, resulting in a fast yet long lasting buzz. Although it isn’t as strong as some snus brands out there, the loose format allowed me to create a portion of approximately 1.5 grams, which suited my preferences. The grind of Brandy Alexander is extremely fine, and the loose variety is very easy to form portions with. However, I prefer to use my IceTool rather than handbake portions, as I find it tends to make a really consistent portion.
Overall, Nordströmmen Brandy Alexander is a solid snus for Brandy fans, or even for those looking to add a new and unique flavor to their snus rotation. I find that Brandy Alexander works extremely well as an after-dessert snus, or while sipping on some fine brandy. I’m very happy that V2 brought Brandy Alexander back, and I feel that its a solid brand of snus which everyone should try at least once.