Drucquer & Sons: Red Lion 100g Pipe Tobacco
Product Number: 003-756-0009
Founded in 1841, Drucquer & Sons was a famed London tobacco shop that relocated to Berkeley, California, in 1928. The shop was more than just a tobacconist though; it was a community. It was where some of the greatest tobacco-blenders in recent memory — like Charl Ehwa of McClelland and Gregory Pease of G.L. Pease — first plunged their hands into flagrant tobacco. The historic shop may be gone, but its rich history and brand of pipe tobaccos continues, reformulated from their original recipes by Gregory Pease (and made by Cornell & Diehl) for the modern smoker.
Red Lion is a mild- to medium-bodied blend based around Bright and Red Virginias, Cypriot Latakia, a bit of toasted Black Cavendish, and just a touch of Burley and Perique. It offers an extremely smooth and balanced smoking experience that is soft on the palate, with a natural caramel-like sweetness and a comfortable, smoky complexity that is both familiar and new. A wonderful all-day English blend, this pipe tobacco was named after the lion's head that appeared on the original Drucquer family crest, and which now graces Drucquer & Sons' tobacco tins.