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Golden Virginia is a roll tobacco manufactured in Nottingham, England by Imperial Tobacco and sold throughout Europe. It is a blend of fine-cut Virginia, burley and oriental tobaccos. Golden Virginia first appeared in the UK in 1877. In the UK, it is sold in 30g and 50g pouches. The pouches have a zip lock seal to keep the tobacco fresh along with a sticky tab.
According to the Imperial Tobacco website, Golden Virginia is the number one hand rolling tobacco in the UK. It is sold in over 35 markets, predominantly in Western Europe, with its key markets being Belgium, the UK, Spain, Ireland and Luxembourg.
UK release of Golden Virginia Yellow
On 2 March 2009, Imperial Tobacco launched its new Golden Virginia Yellow (GV Yellow) packs on to the roll-your-own market. Initially available in 12.5 g, 25 g and 50 g packs, it is now only available in 30g and 50g pouches. It is sold in the U.K, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Spain and the Canary Islands, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa and Switzerland.