Will Dark Fired Kentucky Benefit From Aging?

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robwoodall

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I've been thinking of myself as an English fan, but more and more I'm reaching for the Dark Fired Kentucky blends. My favorite, so far is Mac Baren's Old Dark Fired, with their Bold Kentucky as a close, and similar second place.
I'm buying more than I'm smoking, so some of it is going to age anyway, but I'm wondering if I should be making a more conscientious effort. Will it really change as it ages, or do I just need to make sure to have enough to not run out?
Does anyone have any experience with aging Dark Fired tobaccos?

 

atskywalker

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Feb 23, 2015
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Clickkilck, Whats the time horizon for something like that to reach its peak potential? I have tins from 2012 and was wondering about that.

 

philobeddoe

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Yes,yes,yes.....DFK ages beautifully. I have tins that are more than ten years old and they are sublime. The Burley loses some of its barnyard/hay flavors and the Virginias sweeten up and the two meld into a delicious blend that will make you wish that you cellared more. I very much enjoy DFK fresh out of the tin, but I love it with seven or more years on it, P&C has it on sale right now, time to stock up!

 

robwoodall

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Apr 29, 2015
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Well, thank you all!
I'm still new, so I'm buying more "never tried" than "old favorites," so I just bought three tins on ODF to cellar, and rounded out my $100 dollars (for free shipping) with a bunch of stuff I've been wanting to try.

 

mso489

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I'm so glad to hear that too. I bought two different ladders of dark fired and I am slow to open tins, so if things are getting better, I'm a happy camper. Dark fired has been around for generations, but I think it has emerged as a kind of flavoring leaf like Latakia and Perique, and so far, I have enjoyed the dark fired blends I've tried.