I have been sorting through my tobacco stock lately. Deciding on blends that I want to stock up on, and clearing out those that I have samples of either by finishing them, or giving the remnants away. So, I happened to be going through my tobacco drawer and came across some Virginia Reserve. Reserve is a blend done by my buddy Dick at Chief Catoonah. Its a very light VA/Per, and if I recall, contains less than 10% Perique in it. When I first tried the blend, it was not bad. I must admit that I have not been a huge VA/Per fan, and dabble in them for a change in pace, and even at that, it is seldom. Now this little pouch was probably a good 4 months old, as it was one of the first samplers I ordered. Well, seems the time sitting in the pouch has really helped this blend out because I smoked two bowls in a row the other day. Now we all know that aging helps many blends, but I have always been under the impression that this occurs on more of a long term basis after the 1 year mark for example. The difference with 4 months age on this tobacco was noticeable though. I would love to hear others experiences on this. What type of short term aging benefits have you noticed ?