Fold a few of these flakes together and enjoy a nice long smoke, reminiscent of one of history’s luminary figures. All you’ll need is to find a foggy path to wander. Now blended by Mac Baren, the Capstan Original Flake is a slightly spicy favorite of pipe smokers all over the world.
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Gold Navy Cut
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Blend Type: Straight Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
- Room Note:
It took me a long while and probably a PH change on my part but I find myself waning to smoke this above my other blends. I usually do not smoke often and find myself gravitating to Capstan. I find it needs a month in the tin once opened and a full rub out. Burns easy ad decently cool. Has one of the best Malty mouthfeels in a Virginia that I have encountered in my almost 2 decades of pipe smoking. It is now a comforting friend that I will get more of for the long run. Ages well.
I primarily smoke English blends. But I have recently been on a Virginia kick and I follow JimInks tobacco reviews and decided to give this one a try. It is a great and relaxing smoke, burns cool, clean and smooth with a very consistent flavor at a slow pace. I have been cube cutting the flake and gravity filling the bowl, and find that this method provides me with a great flavor filled smoke and , so far it hasn't required any relights and it burns consistently to the bottom of the bowl with no bite at all. I am on my 3rd tin and I know I will purchase more. Wish it could be purchased in bulk! Thanks, David
All I can say is that this is the finest tobacco you can get. Smooth, citrusy, an all day every day smoke.
Little more darker flavour than its brighter brother yellow, and is great too.
Subtle but complex smoke that evolves as you enjoy it.
A nice easy-going smoke. Pleasant straight Virginia, good for all-day sipping.
I did not like this one when I first tried it. It sat in the cellar for two years and now it is my all-day everyday smoke!
This is very much my type of Virginia tobacco. I enjoy that it's neither too light nor too dark. Can be smoked all day.
Such a good flake that will only get better with age. If this were less expensive and or in bulk I would be like Tolkien and smoke this every day. Zesty, creamy, super grassy, yet a mild to medium smoke.