The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

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The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 pm

So, everyone always talks about aging VA and bulging tins and crystals as if it’s the only way to enjoy a good VA, but I have a friend who prefers his VA fresh, he likens it to eating sharp cheddar. Thoughts? What is your preference or best experience with age and Virginia tobacco? Where is the sweet spot? Does it depend on the blend for you?

For me the brighter the VA the more age I prefer to put on it, I like to dull the sharpness and hone in the sweetness. I also find some brighter VA to be too grassy when it’s fresh.


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Re: The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:29 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:21 pm
So, everyone always talks about aging VA and bulging tins and crystals as if it’s the only way to enjoy a good VA, but I have a friend who prefers his VA fresh, he likens it to eating sharp cheddar. Thoughts? What is your preference or best experience with age and Virginia tobacco? Where is the sweet spot? Does it depend on the blend for you?

For me the brighter the VA the more age I prefer to put on it, I like to dull the sharpness and hone in the sweetness. I also find some brighter VA to be too grassy when it’s fresh.
I'm with you. I don't care for the grass or citrus-ness.
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Re: The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:44 pm

I quite enjoy Dunhill RR. I haven’t been able to get a tin last 2 years or better.

Not a fan of bright VAs

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Re: The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

Post by Del » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 pm

I like it both ways. I smoke fresh bright virginia, whenever I can get it. And I tin a bunch of it for aging.
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Re: The Virtues of Young vs Old VA

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:38 pm

Del wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:03 pm
I like it both ways.
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