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Our History - John Middleton Co.



1850s  |   1950s  |   1960s  |   1980s   |   1990s  |   2000-Present


1980-1989

  • In 1980, the company launched its second pipe-tobacco cigar – Black & Mild. This cigar was made with the company's Black & Mild pipe tobacco, and  became the number one selling cigar package in the U.S. in 1996 (in dollars and units) and continues in that position today.
  • In 1985, the company purchased several pipe-tobacco brands, including Kentucky Club.
  • In 1987, the company purchased various pipe-tobacco brands, including Prince Albert, Carter Hall, Apple  and Royal Comfort.

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