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Do specific tobaccos lead to aging better?

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free_byrd15

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I know often spicier, more full bodied cigars age better or at least have more potential. Is this true for pipe tobaccos? What tobaccos or blends seem to lend to aging better?
 

Doc Manhattan

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This FAQ holds a wealth of knowledge on tobacco aging and storage:
http://agingfaq.nocturne.org/index.php

I paraphrase that document when I say, the more residual sugar, the more "character" age gives to a tobacco.

So Virginias and Orientals have the most long-term potential, followed by Latakia mixtures. Burleys, not so much; Aromatics, forget it.
 

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Indeed, read it thoroughly - I have found it very useful myself. I would add that you might also want to think about storage and container issues when cellaring for long periods (jar bulks, regularly inspect seals on both vacuum and pull-top tins, etc., etc.). One general rule of thumb, however, above almost all else: just as a bad cigar will not improve over time so too with pipe tobaccos. Enjoy!
 
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