The original Capstan is a straight Virginia created over a century ago by W.D. & H.O. Wills. This is the pipe tobacco beloved by J.R.R. Tolkien and other Oxford luminaries. Presented in ready rubbed here, it’s easy to pack and smoke. Try it and channel your inner fictional world-builder.
Blended By: Mac Baren
Model: Original Navy Cut
Tobacco Type: Virginia
Cut: Ready Rubbed
Blend Type: Virginia
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
- Ready Rubbed
- Room Note:
Reminds me of ages long since past when men were stranded on ice. I first tried it based on hearing it was Tolkien’s go to while writing the Hobbit. Then I found it is a classic British navy and exploration tobacco. Taste the age of adventure! Spicy, sweet, very good— sadly my wife was not keen on the room note.
Finally had my first bowl of this and it is tasty. It's a broken flake, so I'd recommend a little breakup and drying time. Pack it up and enjoy it! My tin was fresh, so I'm sure aging works well.
One of the finest tobaccos on the market today...
If you like aged Virginia tobacco, you will love a pipe of Capstan. I like it any time of day. Medium strength with no bite this sweet plant will make you feel fine.
Danish and good!
Wonderful Tobacco...big on the old turn of the century cruise ships...England to NYC.
Nice taste overall. I'm not a professional but there is quality in this tobacco. Nice sweet taste and smoothness. Also a nice woodsy flavor.