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    I'm about to start my 2 years of mandatory military service (South Korea, so no need to thank me for my service), and thought that I could cellar some tobacco and enjoy it upon discharge. Any recommendations on blends that would really shine upon being cellared?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Escudo, G L Pease Telegraph Hill and any other va/pers. I would also cellar straight Virginias such as Capstan Blue and SG FVF.

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    My favorites are all very hard to find right now.

    Full Virginia Flake
    St. James Flake
    Kendal Plug/Best Brown Flake
    Dorchester/Dunbar/Tilbury/Stonehaven/Blackpool
    Dunhill Flake/Dark Flake
    Klondike Gold
    MB Pure VA Flake (Available!)

    Generally VA blends but several people like aged English blends
    Skiff Mixture would have my vote.

    Sorry for this completely useless post as I really don’t think any of those blends are currently available, most will be again someday but probably not before you deport.

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    I just received a 250g package of FVF. Would it be fine in the original box, or should I put it in a Mason jar or something?
    @hawky454 May I ask what MB stands for? Also, I found that my local B&M has Dunhill Flake, the price being $20. I've had one tin before and enjoyed it. Would it be a nice buy from a economic standpoint?

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    @dfo For cellaring, would you prefer a 2oz tin or a 8oz one?

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    Whatever you could afford, it doesn't really matter. I would make sure to jar 250g packages of SG blends, such as FVF.

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    I just received a 250g package of FVF. Would it be fine in the original box, or should I put it in a Mason jar or something?

    Absolutely jar it. Inside the box, the flakes are in a baggy. They will dry out if not jarred.

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    I just received a 250g package of FVF. Would it be fine in the original box, or should I put it in a Mason jar or something?
    @hawky454 May I ask what MB stands for? Also, I found that my local B&M has Dunhill Flake, the price being $20. I've had one tin before and enjoyed it. Would it be a nice buy from a economic standpoint?

    I would certainly jar the FVF and good score by the way! I usually take the flakes and cut them in half and stack them in those squat 8oz jars, works very well and you could get a box in 4 of those jars, which I prefer, the more jars the better as you open one the others go undisturbed.

    MB stands for Mac Baren (sorry). And I personally would buy the Dunhill Flake at $20, I'm sure the secondary market is charging a lot more though I haven't looked. I am starting to be a believer of the whole aging tobacco thing, Dunhill Flake with 5 years on it is excellent!

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    I would also definitely grab the Dunhill Flake.

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    Thanks for all the input! I would also really appreciate any ideas on alternatives for a Mason jar, since they're priced rather high in my country. Having lived in the States, it would slightly piss me off to pay the price retailers here ask for...

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    Mylar bags and sealer?

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    Thanks!

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