Arango Cigar Co., national distributor of a wide variety of tobacco products and related accessories, is now offering the entire product line of 19 Rattray’s Epicurean Pipe Tobaccos. All are hand-blended and packed in 100-gram tins, with five also offered in 50-gram tins. Additionally, 14 blends are available in 17.5-ounce bags.
Arango’s president, Michael Gold, remarks, “Our best-selling Rattray’s tobaccos are Marlin Flake, Highland Targe and Old Gowrie. These are also the namesakes for three Rattray’s briar pipe models ... Marlin, Highland and Old Gowrie ... which Arango stocks as well. These pipes fall into the average price range of finer pieces in the pipe market.”
Originally founded in 1903 by Charles Rattray, the company grew into the largest tobacco shop in Scotland’s capital of Perth. Charles soon gained international stature as a master blender of unique custom and stock tobaccos for discriminating pipe lovers. Rattray’s tobacco now remains one of the world’s most highly acclaimed brands.
Kohlhase & Kopp KG (Offenbach am Main, Germany) acquired Rattray’s soon after forming their company in 1976. Now manufacturing the Rattray’s tobaccos, Kohlhase & Kopp has maintained Charles’ high standards for quality. The original Scottish and English mixtures are still blended, following Charles’ century-old recipes. The new owners added aromatics, using Virginia, Carolina Burley and Cavendish tobaccos, due to their mellow flavor and aroma. Although one blend, Bagpiper’s Dream, contains a touch of fine cognac, Rattray’s tobaccos are blended with no other additives.
Gold comments, “For decades, the respected Rattray’s name has retained its prominence for smoking satisfaction and uncompromising production standards. These fine tobaccos and pipes are a valuable part of Arango’s pipe product category, and we are proud to offer them to a welcoming and discerning pipe world.” Rattray’pipes and s tobaccos are available at better tobacconists nationwide.