Well tonight I had an ahha moment. I have been searching for a VA that I would enjoy that didn't taste like cigarette smoke going on 15 years now. I was gifted a tin of McClelland Deep Hollow back in the late 90's and it sat in a box in the closet since. Well I wanted something out of my normal rotation tonight and I had some time while walking the dog so I cracked the tin and was met with a very pleasant almost sweet smell that reminded me of Maple and Molasses. Not much on the maple but it was defiantly there or it could be my bad sense of smell or over active imagination. It was a little on the damp side so I left it out for 15min before filling my Peterson and set out. It's nearly a full moon tonight and still very mild for this time of year. I struck flame to tobacco and not expecting much given the VA description on the tin was met with a very mild almost sweet smoke that was subtle with something more underneath. I have to say I will give this tobacco a chance to be my go to VA and hope that another non aged tin will taste as good. If not I can buy a few tins and re-visit them again in 16 years. Oh the joys of a pipe hobby!