Drucquer & Sons: The Devil's Own 200g Pipe Tobacco
Product Number: 003-756-0004
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.
The Devil's Own is named for one of its most famous devotees: Sir Henry Irving, a revered London stage actor throughout the 1800s who played the devil's representative Mephistopheles in Faust. As a pipe tobacco, The Devil's Own is a wonderfully balanced English blend, somewhat sweeter and fuller than Inns of Court due to a greater proportion of Golden Virginias and Cypriot Latakia. The addition of a little Burley and unsweetened Black Cavendish adds body and richness to the smoke.