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JimInks

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PostSubject: Jim's 1980/81 Nightcap Review.   Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:50 pm

This 1980/81 version of Nightcap is similar to the version I smoked in the 1990s, though age has changed it a little. The latakia has dulled with time, and doesnít dominate quite as it would when fresh, although itís still the prevailing component. The Virginia is grassy sweet and is a little more obvious than later versions, which I attribute to age and the diminution of the latakia flavor. The perique is slightly spicy in a supporting role. The Oriental is smoky and woody, much the same as I have experienced in later versions. Itís a less stronger and smoother smoke than when fresh - more of a medium strength blend - and mildly sweeter as a result of time. The nicotine level is a little lower, too. Burns well with a consistent taste and as always, leaves very little moisture in the bowl. Despite the changes age has brought, the majority of Nightcap smokers would likely recognize it in a blind taste test.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's 1980/81 Nightcap Review.   Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:38 pm

Verrrrry interesting. Sounds like another piper who doubts the familiar comment that heavy lat blends go downhill fast after five years. Do you do anything to awaken your 30+ year old Nighcap from its slumbers? I usually give old lats some air and maybe some hydration as needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Jim's 1980/81 Nightcap Review.   Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:46 pm

KevinM wrote:
Verrrrry interesting. Sounds like another piper who doubts the familiar comment that heavy lat blends go downhill fast after five years. Do you do anything to awaken your 30+ year old Nighcap from its slumbers? I usually give old lats some air and maybe some hydration as needed.

The tin was still factory sealed when the guy opened it and it still had a little moisture. I got the sample three days later. I always knew that latakia dulls with time and have experienced this before with other blends, though only one was this old. In 2002, I was gifted a sample of 1960s Balkan Sobranie, which was from a freshly opened tin. The latakia was a little duller, but had not lost quite as much as this Nightcap had.
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