Capstan: Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz Pipe Tobacco

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 (36 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.31 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
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!
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.
Makes me happy
February 08, 2023
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I always think, why smoke a plain old Virginia when I could have a Balkan or an English? Then I have some Capstan I picked up on sale and I think, why don’t I smoke this more often? Easy to keep lit and great flavor. It makes me happy. I don’t feel a... Read More
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
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
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!
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
The Virginia
August 10, 2023
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I smoked this fine tobacco thirty years ago before it broke my heart and disappeared. I’m quite thankful it’s back and now offered in a rubbed out version. There’s no other Virginia quite like Capstan. This is good pure Virginia that has already be... Read More
Lovely
January 17, 2023
By: GG
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
This and Capstan Gold are pretty much the only straight VA’s that I actually like. It’s a nice simple but satisfying smoke. Great flavor!
awesome!
December 13, 2022
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Tin note of ketchup, mild stewed fruit, and spices. The tobacco is moist but dry enough to smoke. The orange-brown broken flakes rub out easily. Burns slow with a few extra relights. The strength is medium and nic is medium. No flavoring detected. Ta... Read More
I can see why he liked it
September 22, 2022
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
I can see why this was a favorite of Tolkien. Grassy, tangy, sweet, a perfect Virginia blend that smokes easy.
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
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
March 28, 2024
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
consistent sweet taste of virginia with no rough edges, recommend for beginners.
Leaves very little moisture in the bowl
February 04, 2024
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Slight citrus, fig, and a little grass/hay and a more earthy, woody, breadiness with a nice mild to medium tangy dark fruit Virginia flavor. I like this a lot.
I see only one minus - its price!
February 03, 2024
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
It’s not for nothing that this mixture appeared more than a century ago and remains on the market. Gorgeous Virginia, amazingly sweet. Bready, grassy toasty, cool smoking and tasty from the first light to last puff. Will be buying again! If someone i... Read More
Great Blend
January 18, 2024
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Same great tobacco and maybe the only I’ve ever had that Ready rubbed just as good as the flake with the added benefit of easy packing and as always perfect moisture right out the tin
Another Virginia
September 13, 2023
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
No bite or heat if properly smoked, pleasant hay taste, clean and crisp. A lot of similar blends out there. Not getting the hype and premium price. Smoked it 3 years aged. Was underwhelmed in wide bowl, better - in MM narrow bowl, the best and actual... Read More
Simple
May 04, 2023
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Fermented smell when you open the tin. Straightforward and creamy smoke. Easy to smoke. Kinda feels like im smoking cigarettes tbh. Not bad so far.
Overrated
December 28, 2022
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
Don't quite understand the love for this tobacco. Very bland flavor & doesn't stay lit. Would much rather smoke Three Nuns.
非常好的味道,v草的模范
November 26, 2022
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
一如既往的好抽,陈化半年味道会更好,前段清香,中段醇厚,尾段味道也不会变得糟糕,我觉得相比质量下降的fvf我更喜欢选择绞盘,而且其实说耐抽还是要看绞盘,这是我认为最耐抽的一款烟丝如果世界只剩一款草可以抽,我会毫不犹豫的选择绞盘,适当的尼古丁含量,能解瘾,但不会抽到因为尼古丁含量高而觉得难受,陈化两三年味道也可以更加的上一个档次其实抽起来我认为是花香味,也像品质好的滇红一样,烟气温和,味道纯正,真是非常喜欢的一款草,也容易购买当然也因为受广大烟斗客的喜爱而涨价了,但我认为,商机能够一如既往的保持高... Read More
NICE TO TRY!
March 19, 2022
Product: Capstan Ready Rubbed Blue 1.75oz
DEFINITELY START MY TRIP TO PIPE TOBACCO!
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。
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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