I'm working on a tin right now. I didn't read what it said on the can -- does it say it dates from 1792? I figured it was just a marketing gimmick.
Anyway, I like it better each time I smoke it, and I, too, have noticed what a mellow smoke it is. And yet flavorful.
I was just noting to myself, last night, the irony that the two "beginner" blends I have, CVS Admiral's Choice and Walgreen's Black and Gold, are the two worst biting.