- Apr 3, 2013
This morning I heard some disturbing news, in The Netherlands the Dunhill tobaccos are being discontinued. So I phoned some people who probably knew a bit more. As you probably know BAT owns the rights (licenses/recipes) for the Dunhill tobacco and Orlik makes them. Because of the new European TPD2 legislation/guidelines the artwork for the tins has to be changed, nasty pictures and so have to be put on and so on. BAT is not prepared to this because of the extra costs, they don't care about pipe-tobacco so much any more. So as far as I heard they withdrew their license and Orlik can't make the tobacco any more. What I don't know if this only goes for The Netherlands or also for other European countries or even the USA (although they don't have the TPD2 legislation, they have other (FDA) problems..). It would be great if someone knew more about this.