A Journey Down the Mississippi River


“Mississippi River actually appeared to Master Blender Joe Lankford in a dream.  Awakened from a sound sleep he grabbed a pencil and scribbled a recipe before the memory faded.  The next morning he used those notes to create a Virginia blend like no other.  Mississippi River was born.  The rest is history in a tin. …

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Rattray’s – Westminster Abbey


“Westminster Abbey is far from being religious–this blend is truly a sin!  But smoking this elegant bouquet of Virginia, Burley, and hand-rubbed Virginia Flake blended with some Black Cavendish, every puff is worth the offense.  Each draw fills your mouth with an incredibly delicious cream caramel flavour and you will ask yourself: why haven’t I…

G.L. Pease – Virginia Cream


“Distinctively delicious! G.L. Pease seasons fine red and golden flue-cured Virginia tobaccos with rare condimental leaf, enhancing the result with a subtle vanilla/bourbon topping that is never overbearing. Rare for a blend of its genre, The Virginia Cream delivers on its aromatic promise from the first puff to the bottom of the bowl, while leaving…

McClelland – Christmas Cheer 2015


“We are proud to offer our 2015 Christmas Cheer pipe tobacco, an exceptionally fine vintage tobacco, hand blended and aged in pressed cakes to develop natural mellowness. This 2015 blend is made with a special selection of rich, ripe, flue-cured Virginia from an outstanding 2011 Old-Belt crop. Superb leaf picked at peak ripeness, it is…

Cornell & Diehl – Old Grove


“Though often overlooked for the festive French Quarter, another of New Orleans’ gems lies between City Park Avenue and Bayou Metairie. It’s the Old Grove, home to ancient moss-covered oaks and many more of the city’s oldest trees. Inspired by those monolithic, steadfast landmarks, Old Grove is a unique mixture of bright and red Virginias…