A Match for Capstan Blue?

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DesertDan

Part of the Furniture Now
Oct 27, 2022
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Greetings all,
Having finally tried Capstan Blue (and Gold) and becoming highly enamored of it, I wonder if there is another blend that is a good, close match of it.

I have been going through the forum looking for a prior thread on the subject but have been unsuccessful.
I appreciate any suggestions.
 
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Medy

Starting to Get Obsessed
Apr 3, 2024
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I did a search for Navy and most of the ones I have found have a rum flavor to them. Does the Capstan have that? I haven’t tried Capstan yet?
 

sablebrush52

The Bard Of Barlings
Jun 15, 2013
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Greetings all,
Having finally tried Capstan Blue (and Gold) and becoming highly enamored of it, I wonder if there is another blend that is a good, close match of it.

I have been going through the forum looking for a prior thread on the subject but have been unsuccessful.
I appreciate any suggestions.
The short answer is, no. Capstan's topping is what makes it distinctive, not the tobaccos. Find someone who has cracked Capstan's century + old topping and you'll find a match. It's available in 450G bulk packages at Esterval's, though currently sold out, however, the 50G tins are available for a LOT less than $20. The only risk is the occasional misfire with their shipping companies, DHL, or UPS. If that happens, you're going to get cornholed. Otherwise everything will be smooth sailing
 
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AJL67

Lifer
May 26, 2022
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Florida - Space Coast
I mean, it’s not a match. But if I’m looking for something in the same ballpark from the same tobacco house for a much cheaper price, that’s what I’d point out to try as an alternative.
Agreed, just figured since i had the Blue going for a few days t was a good time to try the HH as it would easier to compare. I have a feeling in a few years the HH will be a lot closer to the Blue but there is a def difference. Now i have to start stalking Esterval's for the 450 boxes. I wish more people sold those.