Dating dunhill tobacco
Dating dunhill tobacco
The involved parties went to work and cleared it up so that it returned.Despite Orlik ownership the blend was continued under the A&C Petersen brand.
Here in good ol’ Europe mainland the blend also did return. I asked fellow Dutch Pipesmokers forum member and Va Per fan Huub (who has a vast knowledge about pipes and tobacco) when he bought his last tin of Escudo in The Netherlands.In 2006 they won the trademark and slowly started re-labelling the tins. The first 6 digits stand for the Year, Date and Month.So if you have a 2005 Escudo tin with A&C Petersen on it, well, it was made in the Orlik factory. So if the first 6 digits are for example 121105, the production date is May 11th 2012.For the discussion if the De Luxe Navy Rolls taste the same as Escudo I am directing you forward to 2 interesting articles on Pipes Magazine.com: Dunhill & Escudo Navy De Luxe the Same? Plus I read somewhere that somebody did a test with the p H-measures of both blends. In 2000 A&C Petersen were acquired by Orlik and the blend was taken off the USA market very shortly after that because of a trademark issue.It was not clear if A&C Petersen had the worldwide rights to Escudo.But after a couple of days I did not detect it any more.
Taste: First of all there is a bit of difference flavour-wise if you rub out the coins or fold and stuff them.This way the tobacco matured during their voyages and (of course) improved which was certainly noticed.The sailors cut pieces from the end for chewing (this happened most of the times because smoking was often forbidden on the wooden ships, imagine, a little spark and *whoosh*) or they cut coins that could be loaded into pipes.Smell from the tin: Newly opened there comes a fresh, bright smell from the tin.A kind of fruity (my guess would be plum), peppery (hello perique) smell which mingles elegantly with the hay-like scent from the Virginias. I also noticed a slight odour which reminded me of a typical Dutch menthol liquorice sweet when I just pulled the lid off for the first time.Contents/cut: Like I said before the blend is a navy cut, coins with a thickness around 1.5mm. Dark and light tobaccos are spun together to a very pleasant to watch coin which gets darker by age.