Tasting Notes: 4th Generation Small Batch Aged Virginia

On this episode of Tasting Notes, Shane sits down with special guest Erik Stokkebye to discuss and review a very special blend from Erik's 4th Generation brand: Small Batch Aged Virginia. A collaboration with Samuel Gawith, Stokkebye's Small Batch Aged Virginia is a blend of extremely high grade Virginia tobaccos that have all been aged for 10 years. This special tobacco will likely be released in late July to early August of this year (2019), so stay tuned for more details.

Fan of Erik Stokkebye's 4th Generation blends? Excited about this new limited edition release? Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.


    • Christopher Banish on May 24, 2019
    • It sounds like a great blend, but not packaging it in sealed tins seems like a really bad idea

    • Shane Ireland on May 24, 2019
    • @Christopher Banish The humidor box comes wrapped in cellophane from the factory, but we had already opened it before shooting this video. There are quite a few products on the market that are not vacuum-sealed (100g limited edition tins from European manufacturers, Tobac Manil bricks, etc.) and while their shelf life can be as much as a few years, I always recommend the use of mason jars for long term storage. The upside to this particular tobacco is that it’s made from aged leaf and is ready to be enjoyed right away—there’s no need for further aging. I will be setting some aside for a few years, but I’ll be using jars.

    • MarkinOR on May 26, 2019
    • I can only imagine the high cost of this release in July 2019 due to the mini-humidor. I despise these marketing ploys in promoting an aged tobacco blend. I think a well-done label in a 100g round tin would have sufficed...

    • LV on May 26, 2019
    • MarkinOR, I hear You! I hear You. Simple packaging for the true leaf. That simple.

    • spanish pickles on May 26, 2019
    • Special box for a one off baccy. I'm sure it will be a fine smoke like the 4th Gen. baccy of 2018. Family Reserve had a special tin, no seal, thus baccy in both tins I got were to dry for an aro,flavor loss.
      Gotta seal 'em up!

    • Ron R on July 27, 2019
    • It is around $27. Not a bad price.

    • Ron R on July 27, 2019
    • It is around $27.00. Not a bad price for 10 year old leaf.

    • Ron H. on July 31, 2019
    • Vincent Manil bricks are not packed in tins because it is supposed to be very dry.

    • bob the gay dude on August 4, 2019
    • hmmmm sooo vape thats what you're saying XD

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