St. Bruno: Ready Rubbed 1.75oz

Product Number: 003-744-0002

St. Bruno was originally conceived in the 1890s by Thomas Ogden, a businessman who had started a tobacco shop in 1860 along Park Lane in Liverpool, England. Within a few years, Ogden opened several other shops throughout Liverpool, and after seeing how successful his retail operation was, Ogden decided to venture into manufacturing, establishing his first factory in 1866. By 1890, Ogden owned six small factories and a snuff mill. Since its beginnings, St. Bruno has become a staple pipe tobacco, with Mac Baren taking over production in 2006 and purchasing the blend completely in 2015.

As a pipe tobacco, St. Bruno features smooth Virginias and smoky Dark-Fired Kentucky, all steam pressed and sliced into thin flakes — with this version, then, rubbed out before being packaged. It's topped with subtle floral and citrus notes for a delightful character that complements the natural tobacco without drifting fully into Aromatic territory.

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  • Components: Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia
  • Cut: Broken Flake
  • Family: Virginia
Customer Reviews (27 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.35 out of 5 stars
好顶赞
July 16, 2019
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
这么好的草下面怎么能没有我们中文评论。入口味觉是淡淡的梅子酸甜。呼出烟气的那一刻,周身萦绕着烟草的醇厚香气。我是搭配的橡木心朗姆酒或者是正山小种。放上恰恰图良的假面舞会或者德沃夏克的交响诗组曲。让这一切更加美妙。v草之中谁能摘得桂冠很难说,但这款烟草在v草和调味之间有一个完美的平衡,不难成为很多人的挚爱。
Great tobacco!
February 18, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
I love the ready rubbed and tin both. The RR is more convenient though. I like to take St. Bruno with me when I travel because it's dependable, I get a good smoke every time. It is slightly floral, but not in the same way Lakeland type blends are. Br... Read More
All Time Favorite!
February 25, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
This review is in regard to both the Flake and the Ready Rubbed versions of St. Bruno as they taste identical to me. I discovered Condor before St. Bruno even came to our side of the pond (U.S.) and I fell head over heals for the stuff, hard and f... Read More
Smooth Satisfaction,
January 06, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Some ready rubs are not like the flake versions. Have no fear, this ready rubbed is the same quality recipe as the flake version. The only difference, it’s already broken up, rubbed out for you. The dark fired Kentucky leaf and Virginia, together wi... Read More
Great dessert
July 13, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
If you use the right pipe, the right filling, and the perfect lighting, you can get a nice smoke and a sweet treat. Sometimes it's just spicy, but when you get it right, it's fascinating. The sweetness is obvious and smoky with a hint of chocolate, w... Read More
Whatever they're doing, hope they keep it up.
June 19, 2019
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
St. Bruno ready-rubbed is quite something. Been reading reviews for some time. Decided to take the plunge. A swan dive into some wonderful tobacco flavor. Have read some folks call the underlying nuance seems "perfumey" or "soapy"... Read More
Nice Smoke!
June 29, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Yes,I'm a Condor Plug junkie. No doubt about it, but St. Bruno scratches the itch I have or the ready rubbed version of Condor that i can't get anymore.Is it the same???.NO! But something about it just hits a home run for me...the "weez"...... Read More
Outstanding
December 26, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Dark fired Kentucky and Virginia are first rate in this pouch! Will buy many more again
Staple as of Late
September 20, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
St. Bruno Ready Rubbed is slightly sweet, tangy and excellent. Not sure why it is categorized as an aromatic. The leaf seems to be of quality. The Dark Fired and Virgina are well balanced. It is a great tobacco that has stood the test of time, wi... Read More
British Staple
October 12, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
I find some faint similarities with Old Gowrie by Rattrays, although this has more nic, and no perique, light floral topping is present with some fruity raisiny notes,and of course Dark Fired Kentucky provides some additional depth and strength to th... Read More
Nostalgia
April 27, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
A real nostalgia smoke for me. When as a foolish teenager I nicked my dad's pipe and loaded it up with what I found in the drawer, this was the tobacco I got (Although an earlier (Ogden's?) version). Throughout my pipe smoking time, regardless of wha... Read More
Amazing Blend!
April 15, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Sweet dark fired taste with some spice and a great flavor. I mean flavour :) This is another all-time favorite. Smoke this with some chai and live life to the fullest!
Strong Mix of Oak and Geranium/Tonka Bean
February 15, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
An old and well-established favorite among the pipe community, St Bruno is a classic. Really, a quite stout (high nicotine) mixture. The Dark Fired, combined with the Tonka Bean and Geranium oils, makes for a quite assertive flavor. A very slight,... Read More
Great
February 13, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
By far the best OTC I’ve had ever. Wish the price was a bit mor reasonable or it was available in bulk but it smokes great. My most recent pouch had some age or mold not sure I’m not dead yet so I’ll go with the earlier.
The UK version of a "codger blend"
January 31, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Like a classic MG or Jaguar, this ready rubbed tobacco is an idiosyncratic combination of pleasure and frustration. The pouch note is barbecue sauce, or malt vinegar and campfire Latakia if you will... pretty sure there's no Latakia in it, but to the... Read More
Yum
January 14, 2021
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
All I can say is everything works in this tobacco. The DFK and Virginia + toppings = one helluva good smoke!
Outstanding
December 26, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Dark fired Kentucky and Virginia are first rate in this pouch! Will buy many more again
Unicorn
November 19, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
This is absolutely the best and my go to all day smoke. I’ve been smoking pipe for about 5 years around 2-3 bowls a day and have tried just about everything out there that’s had the interest of the YTPC and others. Last but not least just stumbled al... Read More
Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either
October 26, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
I smoke this mixture for the first time. I am a fan of Virginia / Perique blends. I always liked DFK. I had read a lot about Saint Bruno before and probably expected more. Basically the mixture is not bad but not outstanding either. There are no emit... Read More
St Bruno Ready Rubbed
October 02, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
A great semi-aromatic tobacco with a healthy dose of dark fired leaf and a topping of rose geranium and tonquin. Has a decent amount of nicotine, but not overpowering. Will ghost a briar or cob if smoked frequently. One of my favorite blends.
Lovely Aroma and taste
July 14, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
I am a big fan of Condor pipe tobacco which is only available in UK and possibly Europe. A rep at smokingpipes.com recommended St. Bruno as a substitute. This tobacco lightly resembles Condor but it is definitely not Condor. Having said that, I am ... Read More
Simply The Best
May 24, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
A delicious tobacco. A soft dark Virginia taste with a smokey note from the Kentucky. Topping is Bergamot/Lavender with a a honey/amber aftertaste. My number 1 tobacco and a must try!
But is it St. Bruno?
January 24, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
This is a very good rubbed flake. Very high quality. BUT...It barely resembles St. Bruno. The flake is completely different, the texture is completely different. The Lakeland cover is all but absent. This is the slowest smoking tobacco I have ever e... Read More
Why pay more for the same great tobacco?
January 23, 2020
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
St. Bruno Flake has been around for decades and is often included on must-try Virginia lists. You may have even seen one of the old TV commercials on YouTube, they're quite funny. Or, maybe you've heard that St. Bruno was the patron saint of pipe smo... Read More
Rich fruits and sweetness, a little zing in the nose and lingering tingle on the mouthful, along with delicious Virginas in the retro, and then some faint lingering woodiness and hints of dark fired Kentucky (which give that little tingle too).
July 13, 2018
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
[Tin/bag - Initial wiff of sharp syrup/rum/spirits or something hit me in the throat, sweet - maybe raisiny, a little leather, and almost a faint vinegar. Longer crumpled cut strands like a ready rubbed flake would be, a little thicker than typical ... Read More
At Last
August 16, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
Maybe it's not the St. Bruno of ye olde days, but it's good enough and a favorite.
Prefer the Tin
January 25, 2017
Product: St. Bruno Ready Rubbed 1.75oz
I am a big fan of St. Bruno. It has everything I want in a "fruity/floral" English blend. Unfortunately, there is a reason I gravitate towards tinned flake tobacco and this is a great example. It took me til about the middle of the bowl ... Read More
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