The J. F. Germain & Son tobacco company was founded in 1820 by Thomas Aubin. This company, for well over 190 years, has been an important economical stronghold and symbol of the Jersey Islands. The company really began to take off after about a century of small level tobacco blending. Now Germain's produces some of the most beloved blends in the world, like Plum Cake and Brown Flake. Buying a tin of Germain pipe tobacco is a step in becoming a true master of pipe smoking.