Basic Blends for a Good Cellar.

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Lifer
Oct 21, 2022
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Stick with VA or VA/per or something with heavy VA if you gonna age them. They turn out better. Any aromatics and Lat lose flavor over time.
I think this is good advice for starting a cellar. Although many great Virginia blends are available in bulk, I might focus on the tins. This way, if something changes, you'll have no problem selling or trading away aged Virginias in a tin.
 
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Sobrbiker

Lifer
Jan 7, 2023
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Casa Grande, AZ
As a guy just starting out on a working man’s pay, I’d have to say I’m envious of what you’ve got going on currently.
I’m getting closer to knowing where I’d like to go deep though.
 
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vosBghos

Lifer
May 7, 2022
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Idaho
Seems you got most of the families really depends on what you like.
I try to have 3-5 faves in each category would love to see what others enjoy.

Aro
Balkan
Burley
English
EnglishAro
Lakeland
Oriental
Va
VaBur
VaBurPer
VaOr
VaPer
 
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KruegerFlap

Might Stick Around
Dec 3, 2021
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You can do what you want, it's your cellar after all, but I only buy tobaccos I like or that there is a very high probability it will like. For me there is no point to buying tobacco just for the sake of buying it. I buy a few tins or ounces of something I haven't had before or a limited blend that interests me and I buy the stuff I know I like in bulk so when the day comes that it disappears I have it to enjoy.
 
May 2, 2018
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Bucks County, PA
1. Pick 3-5 blends you really enjoy.
2. I’d make sure that those blends aren’t very similar in flavor profile.
3. Stock as deep as you’re reasonably able if you’re building a cellar.

IMHO there is really no need to do more. ☕
 
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