John Cotton's is a legendary line of tobaccos which originated in a shop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today's versions are lovingly recreated from detailed source material, and Russ Ouellette's memories of these fine tobaccos from the seventies. Try a blast from the past with John Cotton's. Try the traditional John Cotton's Smyrna, Number 1, and Numbers 1 & 2.
We're now glad to introduce John Cotton's Double Pressed Virginia and Double Pressed Kentucky. Using a unique new process, the tobaccos are pressed into a flake, fully rubbed out, allowed to breathe, and put back into the press to become a crumble cake. This process simulates years of aging, taking any rough edges off the tobaccos and deepening the flavor. If you like these types of blends, you'll be impressed with the smoothness, and if you tend to shy away from Virginia and Kentucky blends, these might just change your mind.
John Cotton's Double Pressed Virginia won the 2019 Chicago Bowl at the Chicagoland Pipe Show as best Virginia Flake.