Capstan: Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-581-0004

Like the more mellow-bodied Capstan Yellow, Capstan Blue was originally created by W.D. & H.O. Wills of Bristol well over a century ago. It's remained a favorite to countless pipe smokers across generations (J.R.R. Tolkien having been one of its most noted aficionados), a testament to the quality of this fine Virginia flake, here offered in ready-rubbed form.

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  • Components: Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Broken Flake
Customer Reviews (22 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.20 out of 5 stars
Grassy and straight forward
April 27, 2018
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
So, I happen to get a tin from 2013--looks like they still have them in stock!--so I can't speak in reference to a fresh tin. The initial tin aroma was a deep, sweet, fermented hay. The smoke it self is pretty straight forward, but there is some real... Read More
Kind of boring, actually.
December 02, 2017
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I not going to lie, I bought a tin of this just because JRR Tolkien smoked it... however I'm not a fan. I am not normally a straight Virginia smoker and I found this to be kind of boring and bland and tasted to much like cigarettes. The whole time I'... Read More
Yass
October 26, 2017
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
How to review Virginia’s...? I don’t know how honestly. I love this. I think you will too. Pricey but I find myself unable to reach further into my cellar.
Good enough for C.S.Lewis!
January 16, 2017
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I really enjoy this tobacco and have gone through a ton of it! It just works for me - but I prefer Virginia tobacco anyway. I wish I could learn to like it less - when I have it around I smoke a tin a day! And I thought Macanudo's were expensive!
Not Magical
April 17, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
So hyped up is this particular offering that I was expecting wizardry in bowl, but what I found was nothing of the sort. Yes, it is a very straightforward Virginia… and that’s all. A one-note affair. So if you’re looking for a purist’s Virginia, this... Read More
Pleasant
March 03, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Smoking this it tasted “familiar” and “comforting” as someone newer to classic straighter Virginia blends this was a warm welcome to the variety. Bready, grassy toasty, cool smoking and tasty from the first light to last puff. Will be buying again!
Clean & Delicious
January 31, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
This is the VA that finally made me understand why so many smokers love a straight VA. Now, even when I go back to inferior VAs, I can appreciate them more because of this tobacco. Grassy, sweet, floral and fruity.
A true Virginia for the true pipe smoker!
February 19, 2020
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Lore has it that this was J.R.R. Tolkien’s go to tobacco and one can see why! Notes of hay and citrus dance around this blend. Easy to pack and easy to light, you may just find yourself loading up a bowl of capstan and writing your own epic fantasy n... Read More
All natural
July 09, 2016
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I live in a rural area and as a young man would help put up hay during the summer. If you want to know the smell/taste of a fresh mown field of hay, this is you smoke. Smooth and pleasant.
Delicious
February 27, 2014
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
This is a very good tobacco. It is very smooth and has a nice natural flavor to it. Every time I finish it I can't wait to have another bowl!
Far Exceeded Expectations
August 05, 2013
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Pleasantly, but not overly sweet with a delicious matured Virginia taste. Completely bite-free. The humidity level was just-right when opened. I have no experience with previous Capstan tobaccos, but don't really need to, this is an outstanding Virg... Read More
Not much going on here, except perfection.
July 18, 2013
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
If Tolkien smoked it, that should probably be evidence enough. It's just good. It's a nice Virginia of exceptional quality. It is more on the mature side than what I expected, but that's not a bad thing. Nothing fancy at all here. Just tobacco at it'... Read More
Nice Surprise!
June 07, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I'm an english smoker. Big pipes and dark quirky smokes are pretty much my fair. I have had about 5 tins of this for a while now and gave it a whirl today. I wasn't expecting to like it much. Well go figure - this was really lovely. All the adje... Read More
更易装填
March 22, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
对我来说,和切片相比切割好的这款圆盒蓝绞盘更容易装填到烟斗里,但也许同样是因为切割好的缘故,和切片在某些细微的环节会有微妙的不同?我不知道。但单纯从味道去仔细衡量比对,确实觉得它比切片稍逊毫厘,当然也不能排除先入为主的个人情结。
Pure simplicity
March 11, 2021
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Based on Navy cut i wanted to try not sure what to expect. It was slightly sweet hay, summer vibes even in 50 degree weather. And that continued through the whole bowl. It is simple smoke, but a pure one
Good taste but $$$
October 17, 2020
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Like the title says if you try it you will like it. The taste is somewhere between orlik gf and sammy g full Virginia But I am confused about the price ? I like it,I may buy it again.
Simple
August 14, 2020
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
It’s a good simple tobacco. No frills. Pack a pipe sit back and relax. Just enjoy the natural flavor of these Virginia’s.
Cool, but I like the Flake better!
March 04, 2019
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Every bit as good as the Flake but as it says on the tin not a Flake.
nice!
October 16, 2017
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Very nice, fresh hay aroma, sweetness from the Virginians and somewhat bold. very nice!
Hits the spot
January 23, 2017
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Good tobacco, has a slight cigarette dryness to it, but a good blend all the same. I find it very satisfying when I need a smoke and this is close to hand. I have a number of go-to tobaccos and this is high on my list. I find I smoke it more often th... Read More
Great Stuff!
December 12, 2016
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
This Virginia blend is great. It not overly sweet as I find Dunhill Flake to be, but its has the sweet Virginia top note. Its bold compared to similar blends. It does require a couple more relights than other VA blends, but its worth its. Decent nico... Read More
wow
July 22, 2015
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
what a great virginia cant say enough smooth no bite great stuff will buy more
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