In 1997, R.L. Will introduced the Solani line of pipe tobaccos. The Solani name was derived from the Latin work "solanum," which means night-shade plants. In developing the Solani line, he wanted to offer the pipe smoker very mature tobaccos with as little additives as possible. The tobacco blends have been a huge success because of the great taste, fantastic room aroma and master blending ability of R.L. Will.