I'm Tired of Waiting!

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  1. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    Waiting for "that perfect moment" or a "special occasion" which pretty much never comes! A special occasion is just that...ONE occasion. A tin of pipe tobacco lasts for several occasions! So why wait?

    Last summer I picked up a tin of Kingfisher at the Columbus pipe show. I've been saving it ever since. It cost me 15 dollars. It was hand dated for 2001.

    I just opened it. And I think the dating is probably accurate. The oils in this stuff have gotten all funky...oozing out and soaking into the wax paper...jarred most of it up, but I've got a bowl getting ready to be packed. I'm thinking...hmm...how about the BST. I want to treat myself!

    Oh, pictures? Okay. I don't normally take pictures when I open a tin, but I thought this might be worth doing, and I think I was correct.

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    Okay, so one of the pictures is a little out of focus. Sue me, you're getting free tobacco porn. 11 year old (minimum) Kingfisher....opening the tin I got a blast of fragrance that is hard to describe...plum, currants, raisins...a little earthy thing going on....

    I got a feeling this is gonna be a damn fine smoke!
     


  2. Capt

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    Is your tetnus shot UTD?
     
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  3. nesta

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    Please, I opened up a can of half and half which was several decades old...had a key and everything! Now THAT had some rust inside on the walls...still was perfectly smokeable! This...not too rusty. :th1:
     
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  4. nesta

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    maple sugar, subdued spice, pepper, fruit, nut....this is perfect right off the bat. I can feel myself unwinding!
     
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    it surely looks good. Tobacco porn, indeed.:drly:
     
  6. nesta

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    It started out really subtle, but delicious. This stuff is building in intensity and complexity quite well, though. The perique is really coming out, and I'm only maybe 1/3 of the way into the smoke.

    This is amazing stuff....if most VA/per blends age this well, I need a LOT more of them in my "cellar"!
     
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    If you don't like it you can send the rest to me, ya know us goats will eat anything.;)
     
  8. muddler

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    I opened a 12 YO tin of Kingfisher a few months back. Wow! Incredible depth & roundness of flavours - like nothing I've had in a fresh tin of KF before. You're in for a treat!
     
  9. nesta

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    I just wish I could get my hands on more KF. If only Germain would make more of this stuff!
     
  10. FlatbushPaul

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    Pipe Porn indeed! Enjoy!
     
  11. nesta

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    Over an hour and a half in, and still rolling along, but about to come to an end. This stuff REALLY builds throughout the bowl. Simply put, it's as close to perfect as I've found in a long while. EXCELLENT smoke!

    Gentlemen, live ever week like it's shark week!:sailor:
     
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    I opened one last month. Had a good amount of pressure built up in in. Got a nice whiff and a great smoke. Did your can have the upc code on the can? Mine was a 10# code so I figure it was late 70's or early 80's can of Half&Half.
     
  13. nesta

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    No upc, and the can's artwork is really hard to find an example of online, so I figure it may have been only produced with this incarnation of the label for a relatively short period of time. I've estimated late 50s or early 60s, but have no solid backing for this possibility. Simply speculation.

    Here is one example I could find; very poor condition for the can (mine was much better)
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    Mine was sealed, key still attached to the bottom, and no upc anywhere. This is the exact artwork on the tin, but as I mentioned mine came in better condition, at least externally.
     
  14. Mount Mandolin

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    Regarding the "special occasion" thing, I was talking to my cigar guy about how we save a good cigar for a certain occasion, and he said, "With a good cigar like that [talking about an AƱejo], when you smoke it, it IS an occasion in and of itself." I like that. I feel the same way about good pipe tobacco smoked out of a good-smoking pipe. It IS an occasion, each and every time.
     
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