Aged Capstan Navy Cut Tobacco 4-Tins Set

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We are excited to announce the return of the Capstan Aged Series—a limited offering of four of the most beloved tinned mixtures from the Mac Baren factory in Denmark. Three of the four pipe tobacco blends in this set were sealed in 2018, and have spent nearly six years maturing to refined perfection (the outlier being Capstan Gold Ready-Rubbed, which was sealed in 2013 and has been aging eleven years!)

One of the greatest joys of the tobacco pipe hobby is the chase—the endless pursuit of the perfect smoke. Though a relatively new practice in the scope of pipe tobacco history, “cellaring” has become a cornerstone of the pipe smoker’s exploration—the aging of already great blends into a refined maturation that only time can impart. There are ways some try to simulate aging to get the effects without the wait. We hear of the hacks to expedite the process through all kinds of DIY methods. Such workarounds certainly speak to the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the pipe smoker, but when it comes to the refined, dynamic delight of an aged blend, we know there is no true substitute for time itself. We are giving the greenlight on instant gratification. Master Blender Per Jorge has picked ten of Mac Baren’s superb blends that have the most to gain from the aging process.

Flavor Profile Capstan Gold Flake:

Brand
Mac Baren
Blend Type
Straight Virginia
Tobaccos
Virginia
Flavoring
Fruit / Citrus
Cut
Flake
 
 
Strength i STRENGTH: the overall strength of the tobacco. This includes the strength of its taste and its nicotine content.
Mild
 
 
Strong
 
Flavoring i FLAVORING: primarily for aromatic blends, this refers to the "topping" but sometimes also to the "casing" added to the tobacco. This will account for detectable flavors like cherry or chocolate.
None
 
 
Rich
 
Taste i TASTE: although a wholly subjective measure, it is one of the most important in that it measures how tasty smokers find the blend. Like food, some dishes are tastier than others.
Mild
 
 
Full
 
Room Note i ROOM NOTE: a measure of the ambient scent/smell a blend puts out for those around the smoker. Basically, how strong does it smell, and how pleasant do those around you find that smell. The stronger, generally the less pleasant. You can also call this the "wife rating."
Light
 
 
Strong
 
 

Flavor Profile Capstan Gold Ready Rubbed:

Brand
Mac Baren
Blend Type
Straight Virginia
Tobaccos
Virginia
Flavoring
Fruit / Citrus
Cut
Ready Rubbed
 
 
Strength i STRENGTH: the overall strength of the tobacco. This includes the strength of its taste and its nicotine content.
Mild
 
 
Strong
 
Flavoring i FLAVORING: primarily for aromatic blends, this refers to the "topping" but sometimes also to the "casing" added to the tobacco. This will account for detectable flavors like cherry or chocolate.
None
 
 
Rich
 
Taste i TASTE: although a wholly subjective measure, it is one of the most important in that it measures how tasty smokers find the blend. Like food, some dishes are tastier than others.
Mild
 
 
Full
 
Room Note i ROOM NOTE: a measure of the ambient scent/smell a blend puts out for those around the smoker. Basically, how strong does it smell, and how pleasant do those around you find that smell. The stronger, generally the less pleasant. You can also call this the "wife rating."
Light
 
 
Strong
 
 

Flavor Profile Capstan Blue Flake:

Brand
Mac Baren
Blend Type
Straight Virginia
Tobaccos
Virginia
Flavoring
None
Cut
Flake
 
 
Strength i STRENGTH: the overall strength of the tobacco. This includes the strength of its taste and its nicotine content.
Mild
 
 
Strong
 
Flavoring i FLAVORING: primarily for aromatic blends, this refers to the "topping" but sometimes also to the "casing" added to the tobacco. This will account for detectable flavors like cherry or chocolate.
None
 
 
Rich
 
Taste i TASTE: although a wholly subjective measure, it is one of the most important in that it measures how tasty smokers find the blend. Like food, some dishes are tastier than others.
Mild
 
 
Full
 
Room Note i ROOM NOTE: a measure of the ambient scent/smell a blend puts out for those around the smoker. Basically, how strong does it smell, and how pleasant do those around you find that smell. The stronger, generally the less pleasant. You can also call this the "wife rating."
Light
 
 
Strong
 
 

Flavor Profile Capstan Blue Ready Rubbed:

Brand
Mac Baren
Blend Type
Straight Virginia
Tobaccos
Virginia
Flavoring
None
Cut
Ready Rubbed
 
 
Strength i STRENGTH: the overall strength of the tobacco. This includes the strength of its taste and its nicotine content.
Mild
 
 
Strong
 
Flavoring i FLAVORING: primarily for aromatic blends, this refers to the "topping" but sometimes also to the "casing" added to the tobacco. This will account for detectable flavors like cherry or chocolate.
None
 
 
Rich
 
Taste i TASTE: although a wholly subjective measure, it is one of the most important in that it measures how tasty smokers find the blend. Like food, some dishes are tastier than others.
Mild
 
 
Full
 
Room Note i ROOM NOTE: a measure of the ambient scent/smell a blend puts out for those around the smoker. Basically, how strong does it smell, and how pleasant do those around you find that smell. The stronger, generally the less pleasant. You can also call this the "wife rating."
Light
 
 
Strong