Each of our products are named after local and lawless smugglers, moonshiners and best loved villains from around the East Sussex area. Each with their own anecdote based on true stories.

When Smoker Mills came to collect some smuggled tea in a farm barn and noticed two bags were missing, a young farm worker got the blame and bore the wrath of Mills’ fury. Regrettably, the poor lad was tortured to death. Mills was later arrested, found guilty and was hung in chains. The ironic thing is that the two bags of tea were later found in the barn all along. Moral of the story? Don’t be like Smoker Mills, and keep your cool under pressure; just like our shave oil will do whilst tidying up your boat race.