The Rattray's brand originates from Scottish Perth, where Charles Rattray started his own shop in 1903. He had quickly gained fame in the mixing of pipe tobacco. Although he never manufactured tobacco pipes himself, he did make them under his name by renowned English manufacturers. After closing the store, the brand name and recipes of the tabacco were taken over by the German company Kohlhase & Kopp. Since then they carry a very wide range of tobacco pipes in a typical English style, but in a modern version. The pipes are made by well-known manufacturers such as Butz-Choquin, Chacom, Gigi and Brebbia.