The Nurnberg brothers Friedrich and Heinrich Kapp, whose elegant Dublin tobacconist first opened for business in 1865 on Grafton Street, Dublin could scarcely have dreamt that they would participate in the birth of a legend.
Friedrich & Heinrich, who christened their shop simply ‘Kapp Brothers’, soon made a name for themselves making and selling quality Meerschaum and Briar Root pipes. It was not long before Charles Peterson walked into Kapp Brothers Grafton Street premises armed with a revolutionary pipe and ambitious plans for the future.
There and then, Peterson suggested that the brothers go into partnership with him to turn his pipe dream into the world’s dream pipe. They agreed and the company was renamed, Kapp & Peterson. Kapp and Peterson went on to become Dublin’s most fashionable and respected manufacturer and purveyor of fine smoking products. Pipe and cigar smokers would stroll down to the elegant premises for professional advice on the subtle nuances that determine a good handmade cigar or pipe. The Peterson brand was embraced by politicians, business leaders, sportsmen, artists and writers.
The skills and craft which Charles Peterson applied to his original invention are continued by the dedicated team of craftsmen at Peterson today. Whether as a gift for a friend or for your own personal use, you will appreciate the excellence of the Peterson range of cigars, tobaccos, pipes and smoking accessories.
Peterson’s Connoisseur’s Choice
Peterson’s Connoisseur’s Choice is an aromatic blend that has a Caribbean feel to it, with fruity pineapple, coconut, vanilla, some citrus and a helping of fine rum.
It utilises a blend of gold and red Virginias, Black Cavendish and the ribbon cut is mixed with broken flake. While smoking this tobacco it is clear there is flavouring added but it isn’t an unnatural flavour that argues with the leaves it’s put on or the palate. Although some tobaccos overindulge on the alcohol flavourings, Connoisseur’s Choice pipe tobacco has the balance just right.
This blend is recommended to all, from the beginner to the expert, from the aromatic enthusiast to the tobacco purist. Everyone can find something to enjoy in this mixture.
Once you’re into the tin, you’ll receive a modest aroma of spice, fruits and a hint of rum.
This carries forward into the smoke too. If you have time before you tuck into the enjoyable tobacco, you’ll notice broken flake within the folds of ribbon. The golden brown, reddish browns and blacks remind of a chocolate dessert, and certainly, this blend is a great dessert smoke.
Also, if you have company, they will hopefully enjoy the scent almost as much as you do.