The Peterson Story

Friedrich and Heinrich Kapp, German immigrants to Ireland from Nuremberg, founded the famed Kapp Brothers store on Grafton Street, Dublin in 1865. Shortly thereafter, a Latvian immigrant, Charles Peterson, strolled into the Kapp workshop and declared that he could make better pipes than they could. Armed with an imaginative flair for pipes and a craftsman’s background, Peterson not only proved himself correct, but became the third partner in the fledgling firm.

Originally based at 53 Grafton Street the business moved to 56 Lower Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on the corner with Bachelors Walk shortly after the Easter Rising. The name Kapp & Peterson Ltd can still be seen on the parapet of this building and the letters KP are formed in timber panelling on the shopfront.

Today, Peterson, run by Thomas Palmer, makes about 100,000 pipes annually, distributed all over the world. After Europe, the United States is the largest market with 12-15% of Peterson’s production.

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Peterson_ Dark Flake Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin) £15.65_TDS7703

Peterson: Dark Flake | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

First produced back in 1970, Dunhill’s Dark Flake is a heralded vintage blend of choice Virginias and a little perique for spice. Bolder in strength and flavor than Dunhill Flake, though still as easy to prepare. 50g.

Strength: 3

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 3

Room Note: 2.5

Peterson - De Luxe Navy Rolls Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: De Luxe Navy Rolls | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£16.25 inc. VAT

Navy Rolls Mixture Pipe Tobacco original recipe, now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. Rope tobacco sliced into small discs known as ‘coins‘. Handcrafted from the World’s finest tobacco. 50g.

Strength: 3

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 3

Room Note: 2.5

Peterson - Elizabethan Mixture Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: Elizabethan Mixture | Pipe Tobacco

£15.90 inc. VAT

Elizabethan Mixture Pipe Tobacco original recipe. Now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. Dark Virginia tobacco mixed with Louisiana Perique. The resulting blend has a distinct, medium-bodied profile. No flavours are added and this allows the natural sweet and fruity tones to develop. 50g.

Strength: 3

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 3

Room Note: 3

Peterson - Flake Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: Flake | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

Flake Pipe Tobacco original recipe, now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. Virginia pipe tobacco pressed into rich flakes. Can be rubbed down or smoked as is. 50g.

Strength: 2.5

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 2.5

Room Note: 2

Peterson - Nightcap Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: Nightcap | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

Nightcap Pipe Tobacco original recipe, now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. A strong smoke to end the day with, mixing Latakia, Oriental and Perique. 50g.

Strength: 3

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 4

Room Note: 4

Peterson - Standard Mixture Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: Standard Mixture | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

Standard Mixture Pipe Tobacco original recipe. Now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. World famous blend of Virginia and Turkish tobaccos. Medium-bodied with no added flavourings. Consequently this is a popular mixture with smokers looking for a straight up tobacco blend. 50g.

Strength: 2.5

Flavouring: 0

Taste: 2.5

Room Note: 2

Peterson - The Royal Yacht Mixture Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

Peterson: The Royal Yacht Mixture | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

The Royal Yacht Mixture Pipe Tobacco original recipe. Now made by Peterson after Dunhill ceased the production. To sum up this medium-bodied and aromatic Virginia smoking blend is a sheer joy. The perfect way to unwind and sail away whilst enveloped in a pleasant Plum essence. 50g.

Strength: 3.5

Flavouring: 2.5

Taste: 3.5

Room Note: 2.5

Peterson's 3P's Pipe Tobacco by Peterson

Peterson: 3P’s [Formerly Peterson’s Perfect Plug] | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

This excellent plug tobacco comprises selected Virginia leaf from Africa and Brazil blended with Burley leaf from Malawi. The tobaccos are lightly cased before drying and pressing and then are heated and stored for 2 weeks before cutting. The result is a full bodied yet fruity blend, sure to appeal to the experienced pipe smoker. 50g.

Strength: 3
Flavouring: 2
Taste: 3
Room Note: 2

Peterson Balkan Mixture Pipe Tobacco

Peterson: Balkan Mixture | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

Balkan Mixture by Peterson. A traditional English/Balkan mixture of Oriental and Virginia ribbon with a strong dose of Cyprian Latakia. Spiced up with a dash of Louisiana Perique. Peterson’s Balkan Mixture is blended to please the experienced smoker. 50g.

Strength: 2.5
Flavouring: 0
Taste: 3
Room Note: 2.5

Connoisseur's Choice Pipe Tobacco by Peterson

Peterson: Connoisseur’s Choice | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

A satisfying, spicy and aromatic blend of Black Cavendish, golden & red Virginia, mixed with luxury broken flake. The aromatic recipe of Tropical fruit, Vanilla & Rum make this blend smooth and very pleasant. 50g.

Strength: 2
Flavouring: 3
Taste: 2.5
Room Note: 1.5

De Luxe Mixture Pipe Tobacco by Peterson

Peterson: De Luxe Mixture | Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£15.90 inc. VAT

This Black Cavendish Aromatic is a selection of matured Virginia tobaccos from Brazil and Africa blended with a loose cut mellow Black Cavendish. A tasteful flavour consisting of Vanilla, Walnut & Honey has been added. 50g.

Strength: 2
Flavouring: 2.5
Taste: 2
Room Note: 2

Founders Choice by Petrson

Peterson: Founders Choice | Pipe Tobacco (100g Tin)

£33.04 inc. VAT

A unique aromatic blend with notes of fresh Vanilla, Rum and sweet Mangoes. A fresh fruity blend of Virginias, Oriental leaf and Burley Tobaccos all gently pressed and then cut into little cubes for a truly distinctive look and finish. A personal favourite with the staff here at the shop. 100g.

Strength: 2
Flavouring: 4
Taste: 3
Room Note: 3