Hans "Former" Nielson was not content with only making tobacco pipes. One of the living legends of Danish pipe making, he decided it was time to expand into tobaccos, to come up with blends - now known as Former's pipe tobacco - that truly matched the character of his creations. Today, and like the pipes, his tobaccos have become legendary. Most of them are named for his briar grains, which makes sense given just how special these are. And truly, you do not have a complete cellar unless it contains a Former's.