To cellar or not?

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by MikeInMaine, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    I have some unopened tins and dont know if aging would benefit these particular tobaccos.
    They are: CAO Moontrance
    CAO Bella Vanilla
    MacBaren Vanilla Cream Flake
    Dunhill Nightcap (I have not tried this one yet)

    I have heard that aromatics dont get much better over time Should I store any of these?
     
  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Heavy aros will go south with much age. I do age a McClellands bulk (#2050) but 2 years seems to be its limit.

    with the Mac baren, I guess it depends on whether you like it fresh. If you do, you could try aging it, as it's not a heavy aro. Personally, i don't think anything could make it worse than it already is... but that's just one guy's opinion. :beck:

    Nightcap should age well. After 15 years or so, it may not be exactly Nightcap anymore but you might like it better... or not.
     
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    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    Ok I will store the Nightcap and MacBarens and see what happens to it. Some experimentation is in order.
     
  4. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    The question is, do tobaccos actually get better with age or do they start to deteriorate with age?

    I remember reading that Mike McNeil of McClelland Tobacco stated that most McClelland Virginias were optimum for smoking at around 5 years of age and beyond that there was very little change with longer aging, so my Virginia cellar runs on a 5/6 year cycle... I like my Virginias when they seem optimum for smoking, and so far, I have not been disappointed... :beck:
     
  5. Trippwire

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    I just finished a tin of blue note that I have had for 12months, not sure how long it was on the shelf before I bought it. It tasted no different as far as I can tell.
     
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