This weekend I've been rewatching the excellent Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series (it's the gold standard Holmes IMHO) now that it's available on Netflix streaming. This evening I was browsing some online stores and came across "Peterson Sherlock Holmes" blend, which is described as:
"This mixture is made from an old Irish recipe dating back to 1880 and is one of the finest tobaccos smoked in the time of Sherlock Holmes. The high-quality Virginia and burley blend pocesses all the natural flavor and aroma associated with Premier Virginia tobaccos"
This got me thinking, what were high end pipe tobaccos like in 1890's England, and what would Holmes (were he a real person) have been smoking? Any thoughts??
Winston Churchill, Said during lunch with Arab leader Ibn Saud, when he heard the king's religion forbade smoking and alcohol