***What Are You Smoking, August 2020?***

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
banner
.

BROBS

Preferred Member
Nov 13, 2019
6,706
20,326
37
IA
Capstan Gold Ready Rubbed in a Macbaren Billiard.

Capstan Gold is a mixture of bright Virginia tobacco from three continents. If I remember my history correctly, this was originally blended by WD & HO Wills many years ago. This is currently manufactured and distributed globally by Macbaren. I do believe the rights to this brand name is/was owned by multiple companies around the world. I remember from my college days in India back in 1998 it was sold as WD & HO Wills Gold Flake Pipe Tobacco. In fact in India there is still a cigarette brand sold as WD & HO Wills Gold Flake by ITC, although the pipe tobacco has disappeared.

I would say that this is a quintessential bright Va Blend, as it has been in continuous production for many years, and blending rights owned by multiple companies in different markets. Personally I find it an excellent bright Va blend and would recommend.
Nice! I personally found a it a little boring compared to some other bright VA blends.
 

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
banner
.

PipesMagazine Approved Sponsor

.
banner
.