The best thing is there's not a bit of rust or shake in any bar one tin of mcbarens navy flake. They look as if I've just bought em out the shop!
I've tried mcbarens, Sullivan Powell & I'm sure I smoked the B&H special mixture years ago. Very nice! But I've never had the plug or eickens flake. I'm guessing it's a Germanic copy of player's flakes. As the tin colours are near identical. Saving the first trial for Christmas morning, with a nice ry.
Very nice gift to yourself! Looks like some really good stuff there. I had some Sullivan Powell perique blend about 30 years ago, but for some reason, I can't seem to remember what I thought of it.
And ry! I didn't think anyone drank ry anymore. Now it seems to be all about port! I like ry, and get Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry quite often. I like the other ries too, with an Amontillado being another of my favorites.
Looks like you're going to have a very merry Christmas!