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Chelsea Morning

Greg introduces his new “Old London Series” with Chelsea Morning. Comprised of a variety of sweet red and yellow virginias, fragrant orientals, a measure of rich Cyprus Latakia, and a pinch of L.A. Poche’s brilliant Acadian perique. The leaf is blended in layers and briefly pressed to integrate the flavours before being sliced and tumbled […]

Burley Tobacco

Burley tobacco is a light air-cured Tobacco used primarily for cigarette production. In the United States it is produced in an eight state belt with approximately 70% produced in Kentucky. Tennessee produces approximately 20% with smaller amounts produced in Indiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Burley tobacco is produced in many other countries with […]

Cavendish Tobacco

Cavendish is more a process of curing and a method of cutting Tobacco than a type of it. The processing and the cut are used to bring out the natural sweet taste in the tobacco. Cavendish can be produced out of any tobacco type but is usually one of, or a blend of Kentucky, Virginia, and Burley and is most commonly used […]

Perique Tobacco

Perique is a type of tobacco from Saint James Parish, Louisiana known for its strong, powerful, and fruity aroma. When the Acadians made their way into this region in 1776, the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes were cultivating a variety of tobacco with a distinctive flavor. A farmer named Pierre Chenet is credited with first turning this local tobacco […]

Turkish tobacco

Turkish tobacco or Oriental tobacco is highly aromatic, small-leafed variety of tobacco which is sun-cured. Historically, it was cultivated primarily in Thrace and Macedonia (region)|Macedonia, now divided among Greece, Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey, but it is now also grown on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, in Egypt, in South Africa, and elsewhere.


Latakia tobacco is a specially prepared tobacco originally produced in Syria and named after the port city of Latakia. Now the tobacco is mainly produced in Cyprus. It is cured over a stone pine or oak wood fire, which gives it an intense smokey-peppery taste and smell. Too strong for most people’s tastes to smoke straight, […]

Stanwell Tin Tobaccos

Hand Blended Danish Pipe Tobaccos Created with the spirit of the legendary pipemaker Poul Stanwell, the Stanwell pipe tobaccos meet the expectations of pipe tobacco    enthusiasts in more than 25 countries world wide.

Captain Earle Series

For years one of the “worst kept secrets in the industry” has been the fact that C&D manufactures the Captain Earle Series of fine tobaccos for the great folks at Hermit Tobacco Works. The series was inspired by the addition of the antique meerschaum pipe owned by Capt. James A.M. Earle to the Hermit Tobacco […]

Serenity Series

Serenity Series by William Serad.A series of blends cut to be easy to pack and easy to light, and formulated to enjoy all day. Each blend is American in character: open friendly and generous. Each is light in condimental leaf or flavorings with no diminution in flavor. Each has some portion of cubed burley for […]

Two Friends

Back in October of 1999, Gregory Pease stayed with us during a short vacation. Of course, when two tobacco blenders get together, talk will turn to tobacco. During one of our little day trips into the beautiful North Carolina countryside, we talked about how much fun it would be to collaborate on some blends.