In 1911 Scottish tobacco blender Charles Rattray set out to become his own boss. He realizing a long-held dream by acquiring ownership of a tobacconist shop in the old capital of Perth. His knowledge of the art of blending soon made his endeavor successful with the shop becoming the place to go for the best smoking mixtures. He expanded into offering Rattray's private-label pipes. More than a hundred years later, that tradition continues, with the addition of select, hand-made series being produced to Rattray's diligent specifications by a small, two-man artisanal workshop as well.