Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by user2725, Dec 5, 2012.
How long will they keep in mason jars and still be good?
I have not cellared bulk aros but have read that the toppings/ flavorants fade over the years. Of course, it's one of those "it depends" things I suspect. The underlying tobaccos would continue to age. Having said that, I have tinned Peterson aros with > 5 years on them & they are very good. I don't believe well-stored bulk should be much different if it's packed fairly tight.
I have a bunch Jarred . I dont notice anything different about them but it has only been a couple years . Maybe 20 or 30 years from now .. who knows . If they crap out in twenty years , just be glad youre still around at that time
It depends on the maker BB. I have tins of Nording's Hunter Blends aros that are 6-7 years old that still taste fresh when popped open. But I have had Boswell's loose all flavor even tightly jarred in less than a month.
Yeah , I would think that the Boswells and C&D type stuff would go away quick . I was thinkin more the Altadis type stuff . Good call , Capt
Good to know- glad I read this thread.
I have 4 ounces of Boswell's en route from an order placed Mon.
I has going to cellar 1/2 of it- guess I'll have to swap it
I have some cherry blend from a local tobacco shop, (probably a Lane blend), from 1995. It still tastes like a cherry blend.
Guess I better start smoking my Boswell's stuff then, good thing I don't have too many aromatics cellared.
My Mac Baren Cherry Ambrosia has been jarred for about 8 months. I dip into it occasionally and it still tastes like cherry.
I guess I'll be the contrarian here. I have cellared Boswell aromatics for over a year in Ball jars with no problems, specifically No Bite Delite and PA Dutch Treat. They still had their original taste and freshness.