Last month, Pipes Magazine broke the news of the change in distribution of the Peter Stokkebye Pipe Tobacco line. Now, we have breaking news on how Villiger-Stokkebye, (now Villiger Cigars North America) will fill the void in their pipe tobacco offerings. Villiger, today announced the introduction of the Newminster line of bulk pipe tobaccos. You often hear of new pipe tobacco blends as individual additions being added to existing product portfolios, but this is the first large-scale entire new range of boutique pipe tobaccos introduced in years.
In the works for 9-months, the Newminster blends were developed jointly between Villiger and The Mac Baren Tobacco Company. They will be produced at the Mac Baren factory, with U.S. retailers being serviced via Villiger’s North American operations in Charlotte, North Carolina. The current Villiger 1888 blends will remain available, and will continue to be produced at the STG (formerly Orlik) factory.
Newminster is shipping now, and should start arriving in stores next week. We will have reviews published on Pipes Magazine in the coming month.
There are several Cavendish, Aromatics, and English blends in the offering. A few of the new blends include;
No.1 All Natural
A Cavendish blend consisting of quality mild flue-cured Virginia tobaccos from South America.
Straight Cavendish cut.
The natural mildness and a light, sweet aroma is what makes this blend exceptional.
Blends well with No.9R Rich Vanilla, or enjoyable on its own.
No.9R Rich Vanilla
High grade Brazilian flue-cured tobaccos are the base of this blend. Gently transformed into a loose and mild Cavendish.
Cavendish and loose cut.
The sweetness of the Cavendish tobacco together with the vanilla flavour gives a delightful mild, sweet vanilla smoke.
Can be smoked on its own or blended with No.24.
No.24 Imperial Nougat
Blended of high grade Virginia and Burley tobaccos from Africa. To assure extra mildness a light Cavendish has been added as well.
Cavendish and loose cut.
Vanilla and chocolate flavours are in front in this unique blend. Both adding to the taste and the smoking characteristics.
Enjoy No.24 on its own. Truly a delightful smoking experience.
No.17 English Luxus
A classic English mixture. A mixture developed from Flue-cured African Virginias, Black Cavendish, Mexican Burleys and Cyprus Latakia.
Medium Cavendish and loose cut.
Non-aromatic, with a smoky taste that English smokers fancy.
No.52 Ultimate English
The blend we make with the most Latakia gives smokiness to the taste and combined with some excellent Virginias from USA and the finest Oriental out of Turkey makes this a very satisfying smoke.
This true English/Balkan blend adds many natural flavours to the taste. Full-bodied.
Other blends include:
- No.3 Very Cherry
- No.6 Vanilla Delight
- No.23 Blackberry Brandy
- No.9 Creamy Vanilla
- No.31 Optimal Choice
- No.48 Danish Gold
- No.35 French Champagne
- No.47 Danish Black
- No.80 Norway Pipe Cut
- No.81 Denmark Pipe Cut
- No.84 Oriental Pipe Cut
- No.403 Superior Round Sliced
- No.201 Straight Black
- No.701 Straight Virginia
- No.303 Creamy Peaches
- No.306 English Orient
Newminster is shipping to retailers now, and Pipes Magazine will have reviews starting next month. Following is the letter sent to retailers today.
Kevin Godbee is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of Pipes Magazine. Kevin started smoking pipes and cigars in 1998 and started an online cigar magazine & community site in 2005. (The site was acquired in 2008 and no longer exists.) He launched PipesMagazine.com in 2009, and in less than three years the site has become the largest trafficked pipe smoking related site, and the #1 Source for Pipes and Pipe Tobacco Information.
In the beginning of his career, Kevin worked in the hobby and specialty toy business for 16 years in sales, marketing, advertising and product development for three different manufacturers, and with his own company.
Over the last 10 years working in the online business, he has become an expert in Internet Marketing and SEO. Kevin is a Certified Master Tobacconist (CMT) through Tobacconist University, a member of Cigar Rights of America and is a "Media Member" of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. In his spare time he sings, plays guitar, cooks, and enjoys all the wonderful places to go and things to do in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida where he lives in his penthouse