The McChrystal's Snuff recipe for this famous blend of tobacco and menthol oils is a closely-guarded secret, known only to handful of people in the last 80 years.
The McChrystal's family adventure began early in the 20th Century when Denis, who came to England from Ireland, started working in Leicester for a wholesale tobacconist. He was intrigued by the high volume of snuff being sold and so decided to try and blend his own.
He used his grandmother, an avid snuff taker, to sample the finished product and she gave her seal of approval. So, in 1926, in a garden shed in Denis’ garden, the manufacture of “The Original & Genuine McChrystal's Snuff” began.