In 1911 Scottish tobacco blender Charles Rattray set out to become his own boss. He realized the long-held dream by acquiring ownership of a tobacconist shop in the old capital of Perth. His knowledge in the art of blending soon made his endeavor successful, with the shop becoming the go-to spot for the best tobacco mixtures. Soon after, he expanded into Rattray's private-label pipes. More than a hundred years later, the tradition continues.