I've come up with a recipe that I want to try that includes: 3# McClelland 5100 (Red Cake Virginia) 1# McClelland 5101 (Dark Stoved Virginia) 1# Altadis Blending Smyrna (Oriental/Turkish) 1# C&D Blending Izmir (Oriental/Turkish) 1/2# McClelland Blending Latakia I'm looking to create a musty/incense Oriental forward blend with a sweet/smooth Virginia base and just enough Latakia to make it interesting without turning it into a bomb. I've ordered the tobaccos and they'll be here next week. I need some advice on blending. Mixing the tobaccos together won't be a problem, but the question centers around pressing and aging. Is pressing necessary to marry the flavors or will simply bottling and aging be enough? I'm perfectly willing to bottle it and store it for year before smoking, should the blend need it once completed... In fact, given the quantities involved (6.5lbs) this really is a cellaring project.