For Immediate Release:

Rachel McKnett
Kretek International

Coming from a strong lineage of tobacconists, Erik Stokkebye is the master crafter behind some of the most popular pipe tobacco products at 4th Generation. Under Stokkebye’s direction, 4th Generation has developed a well-rounded portfolio of unique blends and pipes designed to produce unique and flavorful smoking experiences. With such a robust offering, 4th Generation is pleased to offer a collection of pipes and pipe tobaccos specifically paired to bring out the best of both the blends and the bowls.

As a nod to his family’s legacy as renowned pipe tobacco craftsmen in Denmark, Erik Stokkebye has designated a year to each of these blends and pipes, carefully choosing ones with landmark significance to the Stokkebye family. In addition to adding to the 4th Generation story, this system is easy for pipe aficionados to identify which products pair together to unlock the utmost flavor and enjoyment.

“4th Generation has tobacco blends and pipes dating back to my grandfather’s creations in 1855,” says Stokkebye. “It’s important to me to honor the history and traditions of our family, and tell the Stokkebye story through products that are best enjoyed over time and savored experience.”

The paired collection of pipes and pipe tobaccos include:

Erik Peter’s Blend features a ready-rubbed blend of mature golden Virginia tobaccos that showcases the exceptional characteristics of natural sweet Virginia tobacco, and is best enjoyed with the thick-walled 1855 4th Generation full bent pipe.


The Founder’s Blend is a classic English mix that balances Latakia and Oriental sun-cured tobaccos enhanced with rich Virginias and full-bodied Kentucky leaf. It’s blended exclusively to be enjoyed from the deep tapered bowl of the 1882 4th Generation pipe.


Erik Paul’s Blend is a rich, aromatic mixture, designed to deliver a rich bouquet of vanilla and honey pulled from golden light Virginias, bronze Burley, and steamed black Cavendish. It is best smoked using the semi-bent 1897 4th Generation pipe that features thick walls designed for cake build-up.


Erik Peter’s Blend offers a full-bodied smoke with a Navy flake blend crafted from select Kentucky Burley, overripe Virginia tobaccos, and a trifle of black Cavendish. The 1931 4th Generation pipe features a smaller bowl meant to smoke this blend slower, to give the smoker the ultimate Navy flake experience.


Erik Michael’s Blend is light and slightly aromatic, showcasing natural Virginia sweetness and a creamy vanilla room note. The billiard-style bowl and semi-bent stem on the 1957 4th Generation Pipe extract the very best flavors from this rich, unique blend.


A celebration of the Stokkebye family’s 100-year anniversary in the tobacco industry, Erik Peter’s Blend features a unique mix of golden Virginias, sweet and soft mild black Cavendish, light Burleys, and a touch of Navy flake, finished with a French vanilla and blackberry top dressing. The distinctive taste of this slow-burning mixture is best enjoyed within the walls of the straight oval 1982 4th Generation Pipe.
Reflective of a family heritage built on excellence, and perfected through time, tradition, and expertise, 4th Generation pipes and pipe tobaccos were designed to offer smokers a unique, enjoyable experience, and are best when paired together.

Visit for more information on the 4th Generation pairings, and to explore the complete selection of 4th Generation pipes, accessories, and tobacco blends.

4th Generation: 1955 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

4th Generation: 1882 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

4th Generation: 1897 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

4th Generation: 1931 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

4th Generation: 1957 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

4th Generation: 1982 pipe tobacco blend and pipe (pipe available in 3 finishes)

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About 4th Generation

Representing four generations of family heritage, 4th Generation is a company that has made a strong impact on the tobacco business. Their high quality, premium pipe tobaccos are produced in Denmark, with blends consisting of mild and aromatic mixtures, navy flake, and mature Virginia. Their pipes are handcrafted in Denmark using the finest aged Italian briar. Each of the 7 models features a shape developed by Erik Stokkebye, along with the master pipe maker. Each pipe is mounted with an acrylic stem fitted into a bronze ring and the pipe shank, and is available in three finishes.

About Ventura Cigar Company

Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) is a boutique cigar brand born in sunny southern California that is on a mission to create memorable, complex cigar blends that excite the senses and reward discriminating palates. Their flagship brands include Case Study, PSyKo SEVEN and Archetype, the latter of which offer multiple award-winning blends that have earned 90+ ratings in Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. Other popular VCC brands include the 91-rated Project 805 featuring rare Andullo tobacco, Estilo Cubano, Pura Sangre, and the flavor-infused Pacific Twyst. Ventura Cigar Company also distributes the 4th Generation and Comoy’s of London brand of pipe tobacco products, extending its reach and tradition of offering top-quality tobacconist products. Pipes and blends under these brands are cultivated through generations of craftsmanship, making them longtime favorites of pipe tobacco enthusiasts.

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