Liam, (Dubdharra) bless his fat little heart, sent me a PM a few weeks ago, mentioning that he had stumbled across a very old tin of my beloved Club Blend. It's all dusty and faded, and bears the Swisher distribution marks etc. I don't know how old it is, but she's been sittin awhile. Here is a new tin (left) and the new old tin (right) open em up.... Same basic product, but the old one is uniformally dark, and it smells less grassy and more like a McClelland Va/per - kind of fermented but quite mellow. Lit some up, and wow, it's really quite different than the new stuff. Hard to describe. Recent Club is sort of peppery with a real strong straight sugar sweetness balancing that out, all carried on a brown virginia. This old stuff is uniform in flavor, richer and woodier... something like Tudor Castle, to be honest. It reminds me of a McClelland now. Very nice! This isn't a question of "which is better". They are different due to age and possibly to ingredients, but the basic flavor profile, the backbone, is still there in both. Great find Liam, the Sasquatch thanks you kindly for your field work!