What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

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What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by SlowToke » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:50 pm

I don't recall a thread like this. I was sorting through my tobacco cellar this morning and found three tins of McClelland's #8 that are dated 1998. I plan on opening one next year. I found several other old tins as well but these are the oldest in my cellar. So, what is the oldest tobacco in your cellar?
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Pepik » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:17 pm

More than a few tins of MacB in the circa 1970's era. All opened to date have been excellent.
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Fainn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:32 am

MacB VA No.1 from 2009. I will be waiting at least until 2019, maybe 2029 to open.
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Post by JudgeRusty » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:24 am

Some MacBaren Club Blend from the 70s I got from FOP. Tasty stuff.
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Post by Jester » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:34 am

2011 MacB London Blend from the box pass. I usually smoke what I have. I've thought of storing a lot of tins back and getting a rotation going.
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:57 am

2 tins of Charatan Mild VA.

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Post by Goose55 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:22 am

Probably the McClelland Tudor Castle tins I bought last fall, stamped 2015. Only began pipe smoking in January of 2016
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Post by John-Boy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:42 am

Couple from '03... I think Dark Star and some bulk 5110.
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Post by ReverendThom » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:18 pm

I think a tin of Xmas Cheer from 06
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Post by JimVH » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Pepik wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:17 pm
More than a few tins of MacB in the circa 1970's era. All opened to date have been excellent.
Mine would be one of these MacB tins, I believe. Otherwise, I have a small assortment of tins from the late 90's.
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Post by SlowToke » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:31 pm

I didn't start smoking a pipe until 2007. I lucked into a bunch of old McClelland's tins that sat on the shelf at the B&M near where I work. I have some old McClelland Virginias #24, #22, and #27 dated in the early 2000's. I paid regular price for them too. I'm not into buying vintage tins. I just got lucky.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 am

Dangit, I forgot to look through my stuff last night. I know I have some stuff from the 80's, and somewhere there's a jar from Das from 1955.
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Jester » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:07 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 am
Dangit, I forgot to look through my stuff last night. I know I have some stuff from the 80's, and somewhere there's a jar from Das from 1955.
Oh yes, I do have some stuff from the 50's but it is display only.... unless the zombie apocalypse happens. Take Hugo off the people I would send a pie and put in ID :D :pie:
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Del » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:00 am

I don't have any antiques.

Probably a few tins that I bought in 2008, when I got started smoking.

One fellow was selling his cellar, and I bought his stash to start my collection. So some of my tins are a bit older then my experience. Mostly aromatics, though.

I wish I had some vintage virginias from the '70's and '80's. That would be awesome!

Pepik shared a 40-year-old tin of Mac Baren Norwood with us in Chicago, and that was amazing.
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Del » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:04 am

I just remembered:

I am caring for a tin of McClelland Anniversary from 2005, which kaydens gifted to his friends at CPS during Chicago 2017.

Unfortunately, there weren't many of us there, and it was late in the Show when kaydens caught up and gave us this treasure.

So I am holding it for Chicago 2018. This might be the oldest tin in my cellar.
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Gabriel » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:19 am

The oldest is either the Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky or the John Cotton. Both have been on my shelf since the spring of '17.
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Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:22 pm

I have various tins dated 08, and a tin of three nuns with a "received" date of 3/08. Only the McClellan tins are actually dated. I have some old Rattray and SG tins, but no bulk Virginia's aging in jars. Many of the McC tins in my stash are from 2014.
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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by mustangii » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:33 pm

When I first started smoking a pipe in the late 80s I bought some bull aromatics from Frink cigars In Texas. I still have about 8 oz of each of the 4 bulks I bought.

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Re: What's The Oldest Tobacco In Your Cellar?

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:45 am

I have a large tin of McClelland's Oriental #1 that is 20+ years old...I found it at a shop a couple of years ago...its just sitting there...it is sealed and in good shape. E-Bay?
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