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 De Luxe Mixture
Peterson’s De Luxe Mixture is an aromatic blend of Black Cavendish and Virginia with a mild topping of Vanilla, Walnut and Honey. The flavours of the tobaccos work in tandem with the added flavourings which brings out the best in both.
The sweetness of the Black Cavendish, honey and vanilla complement the slightly savoury Virginias and Walnut to give an overall medium-sweet smoke.
This is not necessarily a dessert smoke as it’s sweetness is milder and more subtle but it works well in a breakfast pipe with a good cup of coffee.
The Virginias are from Brazil and Africa, mixed with a loose cut Black Cavendish to give a light tobacco blend that’s easy to pack and light.
Out of the tin, the aroma is of sweet caramel nuttiness with a subtle honey piquancy. There’s an array of dark browns to blacks with flecks of golden brown to tempt the eye.
The room note of this tobacco is pleasant and may be enjoyed by others around.