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Capstan Original Flake

Capstan Original Flake is a mellow blend of fine flue-cured tobaccos that has been enjoyed by Virginia fans for more than a century. A favorite of J.R.R. Tolkein, this smooth and sweet blend of Brightleaf tobaccos is pressed and sliced to allow the smoker the option of how to prepare it. There are notes of grass, hay, and citrus that make it perfect for a slow, meditative experience. Try a classic - Capstan Original Flake.
 

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1.75 Ounce Tin In Stock $19.00
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$15.10
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Overall Rating 4.83 out of 5 Based on 12 Ratings

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4 out of 5
A good, straightforward Virginia
Just as advertised. A mellow and straight-forward Virginia with a fine flavor. A bit on the pricey side, but a nice smoke.
5 out of 5
Excellent!
Everything I buy From here is excellent. They have never let me down!
5 out of 5
It's good.
I'm a latakia smoker, and I usually turn my nose up at any Virginia blends. This one however, is top-quality and one the only Virginia blends I like!
5 out of 5
A Classic Straight Virginia
Capstan Blue is a mild-medium Virginia flake with a wonderful citrusy, hay aroma out of the tin. There is enough darker leaf to give it body, and plenty of Virginia sweetness and grassiness. Capstan responds well both to being rubbed out, and being folded and stuffed. Mild, tasty, and fragrant. This is one of my favorites.
5 out of 5
Capstan Original Flake - Pure Taste
There are times when we all want something that is uncomplicated, without numerous ingredients, condiments or toppings. To me, Capstan Original Flake foots the bill. Pure Virginia taste, period. This tobacco is great for earlier in the day when the palate wants to keep things simple. The flakes are beautifully wrapped and when rubbed out, I ended up with a pile of fluffy ribbons. Burns to a white ash while providing a sweet Virginia taste throughout the smoke. Basics can be difficult but, this tobacco is basics done well. Highly recommended.
4 out of 5
Flake
I thought it was very smooth but a little too much bite.
5 out of 5
Excellent Smoke!
Whether you're new to smoking flake-cut tobacco, or an old hand at it, definitely try this! Capstan boasts a time-tested flavor, that is pleasant all around. The price is a little steep, but the product is worth it, even still.
5 out of 5
Just what I was looking for
Love the flavor, not harsh, great milder Virginia flake.
5 out of 5
A True Classic VA Flake
I have been pipe smoking for a few years now but it was not until I tried Original Flake by Capstan that I really began to understand what is a good Virginia. I smoke English blends more than anything else but after trying Capstan Blue I can safely say that straight Virginias will be more regular in my rotation. It has a great grassy / hay flavor and when sipped is sweet. It can bite if smoked too hot and fast, but I have found that happens with most Virginia blends. Give it a go (and feel like Tolkien!).
5 out of 5
I am very happy I tried this.
I hesitated purchasing this since the price is comparatively higher than other blends. Well I just purchased a tin and immediately opened it. This broke my first rule I impose on myself of always putting tins into the cellar for 6 months prior to smoking. Wow! This is one fantastic tobacco. It is just the right blend of tobacco. Really mild but not too mild, burns great and absolutely no tongue burn. It is quite hard to describe this tobacco. Each pressed piece is exactly right to rub out and fill an average size pipe. Just one thing I must mention. Dunhill Ready Rubbed is as close to this as you can get and almost 1/2 the price. I smoke DRR as my daily tobacco but will make sure I have Capstan on standby for at least two smokes each day.
5 out of 5
Top 5
This is a excellent tobacco. Definitely in my top 5. Only thing to say negative about it is the price. It is so good that even that doesn't stop me from buying it. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Satisfying Straight Virginia
Capstan Original Navy Cut is a straight Virginia blend with a slight but undetectable casing. It is just shy of a medium bodied blend; lighter than Dunhill Flake and a little sweeter. Typical Virginia hay and grassy notes are there with some sweetness and an occasional lemony apricot-y note wafting through. Silky, creamy, simple, unpretentious, and delicious are words that come to mind. Comes ready to smoke, but also benefits from a few minutes drying time when new. Smoke it gently and enjoy.
Customer Testimonials
I typically enjoy VA flakes. I have heard of this blend and my curiosity got the best of me. I ordered a tin of it and let it age for a bit. I was disappointed. I'm not really sure what it was about this blend but it did not agree with my tongue. One of the more expensive tins, and unfortunately one that will go unused in my cellar. I think I will stick with the new flake from Comoy's.
At last I found a virginia flake I really enjoy. Light in nicotine compared to others like full virginia flake and old growerie. Smoked in small to medium bowl with no noticeable nicotine kick.