probably because they didn't expect them to be cellared. The way tins are normally made is so that when they're sold they're in good shape. I think they didn't expect the limited editions to sit on store shelves. Where as they do expect their other blends to sit for possibly years on a shelf before being sold. That's my guess. I've read more then a few things over the years that makes me think that the makers of pipe tobacco don't really know much about people cellaringly and aging their tobaccos.
To be fair Gawith are probably run off their feet at the moment just trying to produce enough tobacco to satisfy demand.Indeed.
I'm afraid to say but I find these two videos rather disappointing.
I hope the poor chap is OK. He wasn't doing anything particularly strenuous to have been breathing that hard.That video of the old factory was like a found-footage horror movie complete with heavy breathing and flickering lights. It was cool, I suppose, but some real in depth and semi-professional videos would be neat to see.