St. Bruno Flake is one of the oldest tobacco blends still on the market. Thomas Ogden began producing some form of the blend before 1900. Ogden started as a tobacco retailer in Park Lane of Liverpool in 1860. He moved into manufacturing before the decade was out. His factory on Boundary Lane ceased production in 2007.
Mac Baren Tobacco took over production of the blend in 2006. They kept the label unaltered. Eventually, Mac Baren bought the blend out right in 2015.