How old was the oldest tin you have smoked? I have a sealed tin from 1999 that I have been wanting to open, but I just can't bring myself to do it! I think the oldest I have smoked was 7 years old. I recently opened a tin from 2005, and it still bites like mad. 2005 didn;t seem like that great of a year. I have some McClelland bulks as far back as 1990 that are unbelievable. Age is definitely a friend to MC Blends. I can only imagine what the 1999 Cheer is like.