2005 - News about Austrian Brands

Another brand from "House of Prince" which R&G is selling in Austria is Rockets American Blend Gold - the first 40's pack. Bar-code is 5903 0058, tar is 7 mg and nicotine 0,6 mg - and also Rockets American Blend Original, also a 40's pack - the bar-code is 5903 0041, tar is 9 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg.


Pall Mall Lights/Blue changed name and design and is now called Pall Mall Famous American Blend Smooth Taste. Bar code is 4031 8233, tar is 8 mg and nicotine 0,6 mg.

December 1 - There was a discussion that the brand O'Neill (see June 2005) from M Tabak is looking similar to Lucky Strike. To have no problems about with that, the company decided to change name and design to O'Nyle. There exists now a O'Nyle Red with bar-code 5450 4875 (tar 10 mg and nicotine 0,8 mg) and O'Nyle White with bar-code 5450 4882 (tar 8 mg and nicotine 0,6 mg).

October 3 - Gallaher Ltd. sells a new brand in Austria. There is released Saint George Red (bar-code 9008 1330) with 10 mg tar and 0,8 mg nicotine and Saint George Blue (bar-code 9030 0820) with 6 mg tar and 0,5 mg nicotine.

Silk Cut Silver changed design and has now "rounded edges".

There is also out a new style of Batton - it's Batton Blue with bar-code 4006396 092878. Tar and nicotine are the same like Batton Modern - it's 8 mg tar and 0,7 mg nicotine.

Another new brand has released: Parisienne Orange with bar-code 4066 8437 - tar is 4 mg, nicotine is 0,4 mg.

Not only Camel Blue is out as a softpack - also Camel Filter is released as a soft-pack - and Vogue Filter 8 mg is called now Vogue Bleue and Vogue Filter 3 mg is called now Vogue Lilas.

Some brands are not on the selling-list anymore - there is missing the Austria Tabak brands Maverick White, Memphis Titanium or Silk Cut Yellow.

Import Moosmayr released a Croatian brand in Austria, which is sold in three different types: Walter Wolf Blue with bar-code 3850 3061, tar is 10 mg and nicotine is 1,0 mg, Walter Wolf White with bar-code 3850 3078, tar is 7 mg and nicotine is 0,7 mg. And finally Walter Wolf White 100 with bar-code 3850 3085 - tar is 8 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg.

The same company imports from the Johann Wilhelm von Eicken the brand Pepe Red with bar-code 4006396 076601, tar is 10 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg and Pepe Blue with bar-code 4006396 076649, tar is 6 mg and nicotine is 0,5 mg.

R&G GesmbH Linz has also two new packs: Agenda Slim Blue with bar-code 5903 0065 - tar is 6 mg and nicotine is 0,5 mg and Agenda Slim Menthol with bar-code 5903 0072 - tar is the same as the Slim Blue.

And R&G also released to Special Packs - it is Dover Red from the Continental Tobacco Corp. with bar-code 5991 7816 - tar is 10 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg and Dover Blue with bar-code 5991 7823, tar is 7 mg, nicotine is 0,6 mg.

August 29 - Austria Tabak sells MOHAWK as a new brand in Austria. It is made by G.R.E. Canada - the bar-code from Mohawk Red is 0681467 900432. Tar is 10 mg, nicotine is 1,0 mg. Mohawk Blue has 9 mg tar and 0,8 mg nicotine - the bar-code is 0681467 900449. The packs are similar to the German edition, but as a difference - there is a golden indian head on the pack.

August 16 - There is out a new type of JPS, made in Germany, - JPS Blue American Blend has as bar-code 4206 8341 - Tar is 6 mg and nicotine is 0,5 mg. It is released instead of JPS White! Also JPS Silver American Blend has been released.

August 8 - Austria Tabak brought out a new style of Memphis - it is a Memphis Slim with bar-code 9022 8117. Tar is 5 mg and nicotine is 0,4 mg.

The colour of Davidoff Gold changed - it's not gold anymore, it's more grayish and without the words "Selection No. 7".

June 1 - There is existing a new tobacco company in Austria - the first private one. It is managed by former Austria-Tabak-Marketing-Leader Christian Mertl and Car Dealer Burkhard Ernst. The company is called "M Tabak" and the brought out their first own brand O'Neill. There is existing a O'Neill Filter with bar-code 5450 4233 - tar is 10 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg - and there exists a O'Neill White with bar-code 5450 4226 with 8 mg tar and 0,6 mg nicotine.

They also sell Dutch brand Elixyr with bar-code 5450 4363 with 10 mg tar and 0,8 mg nicotine and Elixyr Fine Taste with bar-code 5450 4370 - tar is 8 mg and nicotine is 0,6 mg.

The brand "Burton" has to be renamed in Austria because the is a snowboard-company with the same name. So the name changed to Batton - but style and other dates are still the same.

May 10 - Austria Tabak released a new style of the Memphis-brand. Memphis 1896 is released a a soft-pack with bar-code 9034 6668. Tar is 10 mg, nicotine is 1,0 mg. The pack is named "1896" because the brand Memphis exists since this year.

And there is from Gallaher Ltd. imports from the UK Mayfair King Size with bar-code 5010175 539415. The tar is 10 mg and nicotine is 0,8 mg.

April 4 - Marlboro released Marlboro Blend 29 with 7 mg tar and 0,7 mg nicotine.

March 10 - The company R&G GesmbH in Linz imports three brands from the US-company Continental Tobacco Corp. The scipt is reflecting UV-Light and came out as Matrix Red (bar-code 5991 9131) with 10 mg tar and 0,8 mg nicotine, as Matrix Blue (bar-code 5991 9148) with 7 mg tar and 0,6 mg nicotine and as Matrix Silver (bar-code 5991 9155) with 3 mg tar and 0,3 mg nicotine.

March 1 - A limited edition of the Marlboro Filter and Lights with a special style to open the pack has released in Austria. I was told that it's sold only for a short time (Zippo Edition).

 

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