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.
Back in late 2017, Dunhill announced they would cease producing their famous and much loved pipe tobacco range, which left many devoted fans with a heavy heart.
Two years on, Peterson have boldly taken the torch and relit the fire without altering the recipes, to bring back some old friends.
Peterson Royal Yacht
Peterson Royal Yacht is Virginia based, with a unique flavour added that reminds a little of plum, raisin and Perique without some of the pepper quality.
It’s made from the best selected Virginia leaves, from lemon and bronze to richer, fuller-bodied varieties. They are naturally sweet because they have been well conditioned and matured but the topping is lightly sweet too.
Smoked slowly, you can appreciate this tobacco to its fullest, it burns cool, smooth, doesn’t bite and delivers consistent strength.
The bowl progresses slowly towards a sweeter end.