The last word I have is that both PA and Carter Hall are presently discontinued, as John Middleton negotiates their sale. Hopefully soon, to STG.The Granger ad scene looks like an episode of Have Gun -- Will Travel that brought Paladin to Alaska. He wasn't a pipe smoker, though. The occasional cigar, but that was about it.
I stopped by my grocery yesterday to ask about the new shipment they expected with some Carter Hall. They told me it wasn't in there. Apparently the distributor can't get the brand right now. I'm glad I grabbed a box when I did.
What's out there is the last of Middleton production.