Monday, March 15, 2010


Djarum is another traditional kretek manufacturer with many fine products and have many idiosyncrasy. Djarum kretek have difference on strength, both strong taste and aroma nipping. Manufactured in Kudus city of Central Java and have branches in other regions, aslike East Java and Madura. As a big company, in this time Djarum have their own tobacco garden property. Equally, they always apply assorted clove from all Indonesia regions. Besides, its mascot of Djarum 76 and Brown Djarum, since 70s year produced filter cigarettes with modern quality. Some its subsidiary company also produce good brands, aslike Mr.Brown and Warung Kopi. Strength of international Market now is mastered by Djarum BLACK and LA Light.
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Bentoel is a traditional Kretek manufacturer since the thirties of the past century. Bentoel is actually the name of the root of the cassava plant. The Founder was before not very successful with his former clove cigarette brands and only after dreaming of a "bentoel" a holy man told him to rebrand his clove cigarettes under this name.The Manufacturer has a fine aromatised Kretek, the clove content gives a slight spicy and fruity aroma. Driven by innovation, Bentoel started to buy machines in 1968 to produce machine made clove cigarettes. It took them six years to get the clove content right to achieve there characteristic taste in filtered clove cigarettes. Filtered clove cigarettes before that time have been handmade Kretek whereas the filter was attached by hand during the rolling process. The first produced machine-made kretek was Bentoel"Inter Biru".
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Sampoerna Cigarettes

In 1913, Sampoerna was founded and started its success story with the unfiltered Cigarette version of DJI SAM SOE, until today one of the finest tobacco and clove combinations in the market. Equal in quality is the second unfiltered Sampoerna Kretek. Sampoerna believed always in quality and modernization and started with machine made filtered cigarettes as well. The modern filtered Cigarettes are well known for its "A International" and "A MILD", very well rounded tobacco/clove combinations with mild tobacco and sweet cloves made their way to succes. Kretek quality to its highest build on the oldest Kretek traditions
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Djarum Black Cappuccino Clove Cigarettes

The most popular subbrand of Djarum cigarettes (internationally at least), Djarum Black, is sold in black and original packaging. Each cigarette is rolled in black paper. They are sold in flat, skinny packs of twenty cigarettes, rows of ten across and two deep (as are nearly all other internationally sold Djarum products). The package bears an embossed Djarum gramaphone stylus logo, and a stylized red "A" in the word "Black". Blacks are a medium potency cigarette, comparable with "Medium" flavor cigarettes of many other common brands like Marlboro, though their tastes are dissimilar, attributable to the Asian "Srintil" versus American tobacco and
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