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Oldest Christmas Cheer you've smoked?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Capt, Jun 29, 2012.

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  1. Capt

    Capt Active Member

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    How old was the oldest tin you have smoked? I have a sealed tin from 1999 that I have been wanting to open, but I just can't bring myself to do it! I think the oldest I have smoked was 7 years old. I recently opened a tin from 2005, and it still bites like mad. 2005 didn;t seem like that great of a year.

    I have some McClelland bulks as far back as 1990 that are unbelievable. Age is definitely a friend to MC Blends. I can only imagine what the 1999 Cheer is like.
     
  2. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    I started buying CC in 1994, and have been putting it away since. My best experience is with '98, just lovely.
     
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  3. Capt

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    Nice! When you buy, how many tins do you usually cellar? I have been buying 3-5 tins a years.
     
  4. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    Same. Somewhere between 3 and 6.
     
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  5. Scottly

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    I believe I smoked some from 1999 from Rewster in the Blind Review. It was Excellent :drly:
     
  6. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    I have an open ' 96 that is terrific but the '98 is better, I think. I haven't opened any of the early 2000's yet.

    Paul
     
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  7. jpberg

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    Damn, you have exquisite taste! '98 is my favorite, with '06 coming in a close second.
     
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  8. Morse

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    Capt which mcc bulks have you seen age well?
     
  9. Capt

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    Mc2015 and Mc51oo stand out in my mind the most. The 5100 Red Cake I have from 2002 is almost pitch black now. The 2015 I have from 1990 is out of this world. I only have about 2oz left. Mc5115 seems to be aging well, but I have only had it aging for about 2 years maybe.
     
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  10. Morse

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    TY Sir
     
  11. Capt

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    As a matter of fact, I don't see any Mc Va not again well. I think the Va's they use are perfect for aging. Perfect press, perfect moisture, perfect cut.
     
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  12. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is in an undisclosed Bunker

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    Not to get off topic but I have to say the McC Navy Cavendish I have from '99 might be better than any of the CC I have opened. It's absolutely fantastic.

    Paul
     
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  13. t-bear

    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    Oldest I've smoked was from '95 from a good friend's stash. Oldest I posses is '98. Both are excellent with the age they've acquired. Not a fan of fresh C/C though...........
     
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