Djarum Clove Cigarettes
Djarum is a brand that defines the true clove cigarette. Well-known for its exceptional taste, every stick of Djarum is created from a special blend of the finest cloves and perfectly aged tobaccos, with hints of exotic spices.
The unique taste of Kretek was created in 1880, in a small town called Kudus. Established years later in that capital of Kretek, Djarum has been giving its uncompromising dedication to offer the Kretek connoisseurs its excellent clove cigarettes.
Only Djarum creates so many distinctive, intriguing aromas and tastes, each one to challenge your senses and connect you to the moment.
Kretek is an original Indonesian tobacco product created 120 years ago. It contains tobacco, cloves and natural flavourings – wrapped in a slip of paper. It’s not just the cloves that make a kretek special – it’s also the secret sauce that adds to kretek enjoyment – known only by two or three members of the company.
Clove Cigarettes, or also called Kretek because of its crackling sound when it is smoked, is unlike the typical conventional white cigarette that contains just tobacco and flavors. Clove cigarette has two other crucial ingredients: clove and unique sauce. The tip of this cigarette is also sweetened to enhance the distinctive taste of Kretek.
Clove is the heart of Kretek. It is highly aromatic flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree (Syzgium Aromaticum). It has been one of the world’s most sought-after spices for centuries. More than 125 years ago, fine cut cloves were blended with locally-grown aged tobaccos to create a smoking experience like no other.
Sauce is the most unique and secret ingredient in Kretek, made from various spices, fruits and herbs extracts. A typical kretek sauce may consist of more than 100 different flavors. The secret recipe of the original sauce has been kept in generations by the closest family members of Kretek makers.
Each different blend of the sauce, tobacco and clove creates a distinctive character of each Kretek cigarettes. Today, the Djarum Kretek experience is enjoyed around the world.
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