This great range of Charatan pipe tobaccos has been created to replace the previously very popular Dunhill pipe tobaccos. These have been made to a very similar blend and should delight fans of Dunhill pipe tobaccos which have now been discontinued.
In 1863 Frederick Charatan, opened a shop in Mansell Street, London where he began to carve Meerschaum pipes. These got very popular very quickly and Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescott street. Here he began to make the briar pipes that made the name Charatan World famous. on the retirement of his father in 1910 Reuben Charatan took over the family business and the business was wholly owned by the Charatan family until 1960.
During the noughties, Dunhill tobacco of London, through the House of Edgeworth introduced a range of Charatan cigars, manufactured exclusively for the UK cigar smoker. However British American Tobacco (Dunhill Tobacco of London) made the decision in December 2016 to withdraw from the hand made cigar and pipe tobacco market in 2017.
So to combat this announcement Tor Imports made a successful approach to purchase the Charatan brand from Dunhill Tobacco of London allowing them to keep the brand alive.
Tor started work to launch a Charatan Pipe Tobacco with their Global pipe tobacco manufacturer in 2017 to create and test replica blends with the pipe clubs around Europe and the UK with a view to introducing a brand new range of Pipe tobaccos on exhaustion of the current stock of the Dunhill range. It took months before they were happy that they had achieved the blends to be as close a possible.
Charatan First Bowl
Ideal as the first pipe of the early morning, arousing the palate for further pleasures of the day. The First Bowl blend consists of a mixture of slow burning oriental tobaccos and bright red Virigina leaves. The mixture is then pressed and lightly heated. To further enhance the blend, a touch of medium fired Latakia tobacco is added.
A traditional richer, more thoughtful mixture to smoke as a nightcap in the evening. A subtle blend of the best American leaf with Latakia and a small leafed Turkish matured by our blenders and specially processed for a slow lasting smoke. Perique is added to enhance the bouquet.
A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied virginias. Finished with a special flavour providing a delicate spice aroma.
Charatan Victorian mixture
This blend has a distinctive flavourful blend of pressed, darkened tobaccos with Perique added for character. A rich flavoured blend of light and dark Virginia tobaccos with a touch of Louisiana Perique for added zest. This air cured, ribbon cut tobacco is medium to strong in strength. Victorian Mixture has a mild flavouring and a medium to full taste.
The Luxury tobacco composition that is prepared to produce these rolls of tobacco is based on high quality, carefully selected, ripe African flue cured tobacco. The composition is rounded off by using some traditional cured Perique Tobacco.
Charatan Four leaf
This blend is designed for the more experienced and mature pipe smoker. It has a composition of four different tobaccos, Virginia, Latakia, Oriental and Cavendish. It has a pronounced smoke, delivering a robust taste for smoking later in the day, making it an ideal aperitif.
This blend pays tribute to Frederick Charatan who founded Charatan in 1863. Generally a full bodied, smooth, rich and balanced smoke, full of nice tannins, with a clear smoky base due to the premium quality of Latakia tobacco in this finemixture. Overall the taste notes are woody smoky, tannin and spicy.
Whilst Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon was responsible for the spectacular 1903 Delhi Durbar celebrating the accession of Edward VII as Emperor of India. This name celebrates the heritage of this blend which is designed for the more experienced and mature pipe smoker and has a composition of Virginia, Latakia and Oriental. It has a well balanced smooth, dark brown smoke with floral and tannin tones.
Charatan Virginia Three Year Matured
Virginias which have been matured for three years are the base for this blend. A medium blend consisting of Red Virginia and Oriental Leaf, lightly flavoured with mixed fruit essence.