Mac Baren Mixture Scottish Blend is one of my favorites. I smoke considerable quantities of it. So it would make sense to buy it in bulk. However when I did so back in 2005, the 5-pound bag was something of a disappointment. The cut, texture, and color were identical to the tinned version, but the aroma was completely different. It had a strong alcoholic fragrance (like Scotch) instead of the honey toast aroma that I like so much. Therefore I buy it now in the 3.5 oz tins, and I'm never disappointed. The quality is absolutely consistent. But perhaps my earlier bulk batch was just a fluke, and I should reconsider how I purchase it. Do any of you have experience buying Mixture Scottish Blend in bulk? And if so, is there any difference from the tinned version? Are the 1-lb and 5-lb versions the same? Are the aromas consistent with the tinned version?