A few weeks ago, we showed you all how to (relatively) date your modern Dunhill tobaccos. Today we're going to show you a few tricks for dating Orlik-produced blends like Golden Sliced, Erinmore, Escudo, and even some older Dunhill tins.
Much like the Dunhill blends, you have to look to the manufacturer's code for details.
On this particular tin of Erinmore, the manufacturer's code is 1408070314.
The first two digits correspond to the year of production. In this case, that means 2014.
The next two digits (the third and fourth digits) correspond to the day of production. In this case, that means the 8th day of that particular month.
- The following two digits (i.e. fifth and sixth) denote the month of production — which, here, would mean July.
- The last four digits are factory production codes used by Orlik for organizational purposes. No need to worry about these when dating your tins.
So by following this chart, we've learned that this particular tin of Erinmore was produced on July 8th, 2014.
So there you have it: a fast and easy way to date your Orlik and Orlik-produced blends. Just look out for the manufacturer's code in the top right corner of the back label and follow this simple chart.
Have any tips or tricks of your own for dating various blends? Feel free to share them in the comment section below.
Please Note: These methods were given to us by the manufacturer, and were correct at the time of publishing.