Sir Walter Raleigh was an explorer during the late 1500s. He was one of the first men to introduce England to tobacco and its uses. It is only fitting, then, that there is a line of pipe tobacco named in his honor.
One of Raleigh's first accomplishments was the establishment of the colony of Virginia in 1585. While living there, in 1587, he found that Native Americans would pack mysterious leaves into an early version of clay pipes. He would take the tobacco back to England, where it quickly would become popular. It was so popular, in fact, that Raleigh was able to convince Queen Elizabeth to take up the habit in 1600. With the Queen smoking, members of the royal court began as everyone copied the Queen, which further spread to everyday people. Within ten years, tobacco use in England was far more extensive than ever before.
Walter Raleigh is also remembered in other ways, which all seem to revolve around tobacco. His name is immortalized as the capital city of the state of North Carolina. It is very fitting that the man who helped found Virginia is also remembered in a state that has plenty of tobacco history.
In 1927, Sir Walter Raleigh Pipe Tobacco was developed and brought to the United States market. There are two blends from this line of tobacco, a regular mixture, and an aromatic tobacco. Currently produced by the Scandinavian Tobacco Group, the tobaccos are still made in the United States, maintaining their position as an All-American tradition.
You will be able to both blends in two different sizes; a small personal amount and a larger bulk supply. It is helpful to have the bulk supply since the Sir Walter Raleigh blends are both highly popular and very well made. Try either of them once, and you will want to pick up a bulk supply of these tobaccos yourself.