Registered in London in 1879 by Albert Weinberg, Sobranie is one of the most iconic luxury cigarette brands in the world. For over 130 years, Sobranie has pushed the bounds of craftsmanship and creativity by developing the first noble cigarette with the finest tobaccos and creative flair. Originally crafted from a recipe once reserved for the former grand duke of the Court of Saint Petersburg, Black Russian represented the height of elegance in 1934, and continues to do so today. Cocktail was first launched in 1952. The brightly-colored cigarette papers and gold tips were originally designed as accessories to complement women’s evening dresses.