Sovereign cigarettes were first launched on the market in the mid-1970s by the English tobacco company Gallaher Ltd. The main difference between the brand and American, European and Russian cigarettes is that Sovereign used a UK blend, that is, the Sovereign cigarettes contained only Virginia, or rather a mixture of its different varieties.

Sovereign cigarettes have never occupied the top of the high-quality cigarette, on the contrary, it is a solid, “budget” segment.

First, the “red” Sovereign cigarettes came to the market, but in a relatively short time the British lineup expanded to five varieties: proper “red” Full Flavor, “black” Premium, “gold” Classic, “blue” Lights and “green” Mentol. Around 2003, the brand was redesigned and Sovereign began to produce more in the super slims format. The packaging design changed, the pack became white, and the “strength” was indicated by a colored vertical stripe across the entire pack. The names of the varieties were also changed – Menthol, Premium and Lights disappeared. They were replaced by Special Lights, Super Lights and Ultra Lights. As fans of the brand noted, the quality of cigarettes dropped dramatically at the same time.

The barcode still corresponds to the production of England, and on the back of the pack there is an inscription that the cigarettes are made from golden Virginia at the factories of Gallaher Ltd.

The pack is made of thick cardboard, bright red. The central composition is occupied by the symbolic image of the British gold sovereign.

The pack contains twenty king size Sovereign cigarettes with a conventional acetate filter, wrapped in foil paper. The design of the cigarettes is simple – “cork” filter paper and the brand name “in red”. The “king size” inscription seems to be an anachronism, but initially the “red” Sovereign variety was designated exactly as “King Size” and only later as “Full Flavor”.

The smoke taste is really similar to the Virginia blend, it is dry, with moderate sweetness, does not “eat” slimy, and at the same time is quite soft. Nice, especially in view of modern realities, cigarettes.