Looks like BAT blinked. That is good news for people who enjoyed these particular clones. At least these should be the same as the stuff STG was putting out before. Fans will be able to enjoy them for a couple more years before the FDA Rules force them out of the US market. And if STG coughs up the money to pay for the Deeming or SE certs, then Dunhill branded tobaccos could be here indefinitely.
Look like ultimately MSO was right after all.
Yeah ... sorry didn't notice that workman started the thread a bit before me:
here is the link I have found
Kevin posted this just before closing the other thread
I guess it's for real this time, we'll see how this materializes.
UPDATE: Announced July 3rd. STG has acquired Dunhill pipe tobacco brands.
I reached out to Leonard Wortzel at STG for a bit more information and he let me know they have the rights to all the brand names such as nightcap or 965 as well as the tin art. They just can't use the word "Dunhill". Stay tuned for more information as the true Dunhill blends are coming back.
"Essentially. We’ll be replacing “Dunhill” with another, existing brand. Can’t quite announce that name yet. Instead of “Dunhill” Nightcap, it will be “Brand X” Nightcap." - Leonard
I've included this on my blog post.
Or, as has been suggested, White Spot, but with a picture of a tongue with a cold sore on it.
Really, I’m glad this worked out for STG. It’s also reassuring that the blends will return just as they were. Or just as they were after STG totally changed them. Or something like that.
woodsroad myeah ... you are right, but yet another change will make them loose in value all together. To that end it won't even matter if they keep the name Night Cap consistent, if the content of the tin is changed every time they change manufacturer. Is there at least a distant resemblance, for say, between Dunhill original Elisabethan and the K&K recipe?