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Capstan Pipe Tobacco

W.D. & H.O. Wills was founded in 1786 by Henry Overton Wills. Partnering with Samuel Watkins, they would open up a shop in Bristol, England, and soon established themselves as some of the top innovators in the world of tobacco. Early on, they underwent a number of name changes before settling on their final name in 1830.

 

W.D. & H.O Wills would continue to lead the way, creating multiple blends and helping develop cigarettes up to the 1900s. In 1901, they joined with notable companies such as John Player and Sons, along with 11 other family businesses to form Imperial Tobacco.

 

While that was the end of the W.D. & H.O. Wills name, it was not the end of their tobacco. Their top line, Capstan, which was originally created during the late 1800s, stayed with Imperial Tobacco.

 

Incredibly popular, the brand is said to have been a favorite of J.R.R. Tolkien and other Oxford luminaries. 

 

Tolkien, in particular, was such a fan of tobacco pipes that he incorporated them into much of his writing, including his most famous, "The Lord of the Rings" and its prequel, "The Hobbit." He would frequently spend time describing the smoking habits of the various characters, and it would not be surprising to discover Capstan being the inspiration behind one of the fictional smokers' favorite blends.

 

Eventually, the production of Capstan made its way to Mac Baren, where these blends have stood the test of time and continue to be favorites of pipe smokers the world over.

 

We offer two different Capstan varieties, both with two distinct cuts.

 

There's the Original Navy in the sky blue tin. Coming in both ready rubbed and flake cuts, this is a combination of select Virginias, where you will get a citrusy, natural aroma. 

 

You can also get the Gold Navy, also cut in both ready rubbed and flake. The Gold has a lighter body and is lighter colored than the sky blue Original, something you can readily enjoy.

 

Tobacco smoking is a pastime handed down the generations. From Native Americans to European explorers, we appreciate where this hobby has been and where it can go. Both the classic Original and newer Gold Navy offer you a taste of that history.

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    Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Ready Rubbed

    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...

    MSRP: $23.03
    $15.10
  • Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake Cut Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake Front Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake Sealed Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake Unsealed

    Capstan Original Navy Cut Pipe Tobacco - Flake

    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...

    MSRP: $23.03
    $15.10
  • Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin Cut Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin Front Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin Sealed Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin Unsealed

    Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco Tin

    A bright flake that has survived the test of time, Capstan Gold Navy Cut Ready Rubbed is a blend created in England nearly 150 years ago. It’s no accident that it stands the test of time. A little sweet, with definite citrus notes, this blend is...

    MSRP: $23.03
    $15.10
  • Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin Cut Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin Front Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin Sealed Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin Unsealed

    Capstan Gold Navy Cut Flake Tobacco Tin

    A lighter bodied version of the Original Capstan Blue, the flake variety of the Gold Navy Cut has a bit of a citrus note to it and is perfect for all day smoking. Slow burning and clean, this century-old blend is now made by Mac Baren...

    MSRP: $23.03
    $15.10
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