Something does no seem right, because as far as I am aware, and was highly publicized once Murray stopped producing Dunhill Tobaccos, the task was turned over to Orlik which is in Denmark, not the British and American Tobacco Co. Also what does Rothmans UK have to do with anything related to Dunhill Tobacco. Finally, I am pretty sure that Dunhill Delux Navy Rolls, was not formerly Escudo.
Yeah, I was noticing the same things. I'm not quite up to snuf in all my dunhill knowledge, but I know I've never heard of BAT being related to dunhill (maybe its a parent company of orlik or something though), and Escudo isn't a dunhill tobak unless I've recently gone crazy.
Edit: according to the wikipedia page for BAT it does produce dunhill brand (as well as rothman), but that might only be its cigarettes, and not its pipe stuff.
Edit2: further digging reveals that in 1999 BAT bought rothmans, which acquired a 51% stake in Dunhill in 1967. So BAT isn't the tobacco producer/blender, but the owner of dunhill. So it sounds like the owner is stopping the production (probably becuase of the tiny market for pipe tobacco), not that the blender can't work anymore (due to its own internal problems).
Thats all from wikipedia, so it might not be 100%, but given the first post it sounds solid. The escudo thing still makes no sense to me though.
If that posting is right, and Dunhill pipe tobak is being discontinued this is gonna totally suck balls.