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's 3P's Perfect Plug Pipe Tobacco

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

£14.95 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
Flavoring: 2
Taste: 3
Room Note: 2

Peterson – Balkan Mixture Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£14.95 inc. VAT

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

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

Peterson’s De Luxe Mixture Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – De Luxe Mixture Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£14.95 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
Flavoring: 2.5
Taste: 2
Room Note: 2

Peterson's Founders Choice Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – Founders Choice Pipe Tobacco (100g Tin)

£31.15 inc. VAT

A unique aromatic blend with notes of fresh vanilla, rum and sweet mangos. A fresh fruity blend of virginias, Oriental leaf and Burley Tobaccos all gently pressed and then cut into little cubes for a truely destinctive look and finish. A personal favorite with the staff here at the shop. 100g.

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

Peterson's Gold Blend Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – Gold Blend Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£14.95 inc. VAT

A subtle, delicate, mellow tobacco. A composition of jet Black Cavendish, bright and dark Virginias and fragrant Burley. An extremely pleasant note of Hickory nut, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon is added. 50g.

Strength: 2
Flavoring: 3
Taste: 2.5
Room Note: 2

Peterson's Hyde Park Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – Hyde Park Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£14.95 inc. VAT

Hyde Park is a traditional English blend of bright and dark fired Virginias, sun cured Indian and Burley tobaccos. This luxurious smoking experience is achieved by the addition of rum and maple sugars to the pressed mahogany tobacco. 50g.

Strength: 2.5
Flavoring: 2.5
Taste: 2.5
Room Note: 2

Peterson's Irish Dew Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – Irish Dew Pipe Tobacco (40g Packet)

£11.25 inc. VAT

A luxurious mixture of well matured Virginia and toasted Burley tobaccos with undertones of blossem fruit and whiskey. The toasted Burley gives the mixture a sweet hint of vanilla and chocolate. The mixture is caked and then rubbed to maximise the natural aromas of the tobacco. 40g.

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

Peterson's Luxury Blend Pipe Tobacco

Peterson – Luxury Blend Pipe Tobacco (50g Tin)

£14.95 inc. VAT

A smooth and exquisite blend of three different Virginias, sweetish Black Cavendish, fragrant Burley and a fabulous aroma of orange, honey and a touch of the all time favorite vanilla flavour. 50g.

Strength: 2
Flavoring: 2.5
Taste: 2
Room Note: 1.5