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Rattrays Sir William Pipe Tobacco (Tin)

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1911 the skilled tobacco blender Charles Rattray's made his dream come true and took over a tobacco shop in the old Scottish capital Perth.

Only after a short while the store became the top address for tobacco enthusiasts. In his small tobacco factory he blended exquisite specialities for the Gentlemen until he died in 1964.

His son Charles Rattray's Junior took over the business, in 1980 he retired and 4 years later his daughters inherited the name rights and the original recipes.

Today these tobaccos are produced by Kohlhase & Kopp, the range is expanded by a very classical pipe series, like Mr. Rattray's private label pipes that he used to offer his customers in the old days.

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

If this is your first order on this particular product you will need to email a scan of your passport at the photo page or provide proof of age as we legally need to ensure that we are not selling this product to under 18's. Your order will not be dispatched until this proof has been provided. Thanks you for your understanding.

Tasting Notes

Sir William is a ready-rubbed loose cut. Various selected Virginias are the main components in this blend and are responsible for the rounded taste.

Fired Kentucky, cured Indian and aromatic Thai Burley are then added and finally crowned by a light Whisky Aroma.

In a nutshell, it's a record breaker!

Strength: 4/5
Aromatic Taste: 2/5
Room Note: 3/5


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by Ralph on Monday 15 June, 2020
Royal Albert ... Not a bad smoke, I get nut flavour and aroma but no orange and honey
by Marc on Monday 26 August, 2019
Loving this. Honestly if you are a big fan of dunhill royal yacht you will love this. Only difference is the cut. This is a broken flake. The more I puff it the more I think its a little like St Bruno had sex with Stalin and gave birth to an alternative. Great tobacco.
by Adrian on Sunday 15 April, 2018
Red Rapparee is a real hidden gem amongst tobaccos and simply oozes quality. The cut is a mixture of shredded ribbon and what looks like broken/cut flake that combine so the pipe almost seems to pack itself, it really is a joy. The moisture is perfect for smoking straight out of the tin and the tobaccos seem to have some age on them compared with the way too young Dunhill offerings of late. As to flavour, I would put it bang in the middle between Dunhill Early Morning Pipe and Gawiths Balkan Mixture, as in it has the quality of EMP but all of the flavours are a little more pronounced and the Cavendish adds a little more depth and body making this suitable for all day smoking. As the bowl burns down the flavour edges towards the Balkan Mixture but for me the finish is not as bold or harsh, just really satisfying. This really is a delightful smoke, the Virginias are quality and the Turkish/Oriental leaf add a sweet spicy tang with the Latkia in the background, never overpowering. All these ingredients seem to remain separate somehow, not in a bad way but in a way that lets each flavour drift in and out, shining in its moment then returning to the background allowing others their go, as such, no two bowls are ever quite the same. Complex, mystifying and very satisfying, what more could you ask for? Also this stuff gets better with age, if you can jar some for a few months/years you will be rewarded with something that can only be described as sublime.
by Mark on Saturday 09 December, 2017
Bought this blind, thought id give it a try as a huge fan of rattrays and WOW!! the tin note to me is of dark chocolate, espresso and rich fruit cake? Jet black cavendish greets you, i was sure this would bite, but no! Smooth earthy satisfying smoke, medium strength, burns without re light, a great smoke with a glass of dark beer, fill yer boots! Wonderful stuff.
by James on Saturday 11 November, 2017
This is wonderful stuff. If you're after that nostalgic old fashioned fireside warming smoke then you're off and running with the Black Mallory it's bob on. I'm a huge fan and more or less by accident . . . The first tin I bought because McConnell's Scottish Blend was out of stock. The Black Mallory arrived instead - as a substitute - and I was indifferent really until I opened the tin. By crikey this is good. It was straight away my favourite (but having said that, my favourite pipe tobacco alters every week, more or less) and I ordered a 100g tin from Cgars without further ado. However, when it arrived it was a only a 50g tin, which was a bit of a shame. 100g tins are hard to come by these days, and there's good reason why. I contacted Liam at Cgars almost immediately and he was very helpful in rectifying the discrepancy, posting a further 50g tin by Special Delivery to arrive on a Saturday. Brilliant customer service without a doubt. I cannot recommend Cgars enough. You cannot fault them, they're as sound as a pound! A rare thing in this day and age. And Black Mallory's a damn good smoke too.
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