Last night, I popped open a jar of Best Brown Flake from 2003. Couldn't wait to fill my bowl and puff contentedly away. However, everytime I do this without allowing the tobacco some time to "breathe", the blend reminds me that I forgot. The tobacco was dusty tasting and kind of nasty. Harsh. Took it half a bowl to smooth out. I can't stress enough the need to open long-stored jars and let the tobacco absorb a few minutes of outside air before smoking. You cellarers take note. It only takes a few minutes to change a blend from "WTF is this crap" to "ahhhh, bliss". Treat it like a fine wine and it'll treat you like a fine woman. Even if you are a woman.