The Company was founded by Louis Rothman in 1890 as a small kiosk on Fleet Street in London. In 1900 Rothman opened a small showroom in Pall Mall from where he launched his famous Pall Mall cigarette brand. His reputation was such that King Edward VII granted Rothmans a royal warrant in 1905. Rothmans was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1929.
In 1954 the Rembrandt Tobacco Company acquired a controlling interest in Rothmans. Rembrandt was expanding and in 1958 acquired Carreras who in turn took a 51% stake in Alfred Dunhill in 1967.
In Malaysia, Rothmans was one of the popular brands of cigarette, so much so that one of the roundabout in Petaling Jaya was named ‘Rothmans Roundabout’ owing to its proximity to the former headquarters of Rothmans of Pall Mall Malaysia (now British American Tobacco Malaysia). It has since converted to a 4-way junction.
In January 1996 the Rembrandt Group and Richemont merged their tobacco business under the Rothmans International name. Then in 1999 Rothmans was acquired by British American Tobacco. The takeover resulted in the closure of the Rothmans Spennymoor & Darlington manufacturing plants in 2000 and 2001 respectively, with production moved to a larger plant at Southampton.
Rothmans was an active promoter of motorsports in the 1980s and 1990s.
Rothmans cigarettes is a best choice for sophisticated people who surround themselves with luxury things and give their preferences to premium cigarette brands to feel their fine taste. The blend consists of a number of carefully selected tobacco sorts which create a wonderful taste and long-lasting aroma that can satisfy demands of each picky smoker.
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- For real men, yet guys whose knuckles don’t drag onthe ground… Not a smoke to forget about hanging off your lip, but to enjoy