This hand-made non-filtered kretek cigarette has the biggest sales volume in Indonesia. The blend of discerning clove and tobacco create a distinctive original flavor and taste compared to other cigarettes in its class. Widely known as Gudang Garam Merah (merah = red).
The history of kretek is identical with the history of Indonesia. Gudang Garam Merah is a hand-rolled kretek cigarettes brand with a commitment to preserve the tradition of the country’s processing and savoring kretek. Ever since it was launched in 1958, Gudang Garam Merah has positioned itself as the top kretek brand and received Top Brand Award in 2013.
The hereditary recipe using mix of high quality tobacco and clove makes Gudang Garam Merah the right choice for those craving for high taste kretek. Get the spirit of Gudang Garam Merah from each cigarette, which is rich in taste and quality preserved.
38 Mg Tar and 2.2 Mg Nicotine. 1 carton contains 10 packs. 1 pack contains 12 cigarettes.
Author's review " Out of them all Gudang Garams, the Gudang Garam Merah is the best. Solid, hand rolled non-filtered smokes that last about 20mins and have a numbing effect due to the cloves. The scent is way better than any of the kreteks I've smoken."
Posted by Senn on 16th Dec 2016
I was searching so lobg for this product, happy to have found it!
Posted by Sean B on 11th Dec 2015
These were great. A just like djarum 76 but with less "sauce" taste and more tobacco. It has 2.5mg of nicotine compared to 2.4mg from a 76. If you want less spice and fruitiness and a slightly higher tobacco taste in the blend, go for these. I loved them
Posted by TC on 9th Mar 2015
I mostly smoke filtered milds and regular strength cigarettes, but of the three unfiltered I've tried dji sam soe, Djarum 76 and these Merahs..I liked these the best. Surprisingly smooth and easy. Quite tasty. Yep they do last a long time.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Jan 2015
Received my ciggies world order in good time and everything was packaged nicely in a gift wrap Thease Kreteks have a very sweet flavor fruity and licorice taste they burn alittle faster then some of the others and thease are very very strong i only recommend thease on ocasion ! But very enjoyable smoke! Thanks ciggiesworld
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2015
These were good kreteks, but I didn't get the strong kretek taste like I expected, they tasted like chemicals near the end.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2014
Great cig; -Smooth/ soothing, very strong, delicious, affordable and smoke for 15 minute.
They dont leave you ill like Australian cigarets do
Posted by jack mehoff on 27th Apr 2014
These are strong smooth tasty smokes. They are packed tight and burn for 15 or 20 min. I love djarum 76s but I think I like mahers more.
Posted by Rina on 25th Apr 2014
Goes great with my morning coffee! Has a good hit, not as strong as Dji Sam Soe but certainly stronger than Djarum Blacks or regular clove cigarettes. I usually smoke Sampoerna Milds and smoke unfiltered cloves for those long relaxing afternoons. Well-balanced flavor, not too fruity like the 76. I agree with another reviewer about the cigarette aftertaste in your mouth close to the end. But surprisingly, my hands didn't have that strong cigarette smell afterwards.
Not as numbing as the Dji Sam Soe again but still more than the regular kretek. The sweet taste on the paper is very mild. Good for special smokes, you better be a hardcore nicotine addict to smoke these often and regularly. I think it's hard to compare these to the 76 since the flavor is very different, I'd say even unique since it's had to name one that comes close. But if you even remotely like kreteks, this is a good one to try. You won't be disappointed.
Note about ordering:
Shipping was faster than I expected. Order was shipped with a tracking number 4 days after I placed it and arrived 10 days after it was shipped. Please add more unfiltered kreteks to your site!!! Thanks!
Posted by Daniel on 25th Apr 2014
This are amazing very strong nice smell amazing taste. These were a new expierence but it was an amazing 1. Pack is good apart from they cant be closed once opened. But kretek is 10 out of 10. Amazing and highly recommended by me. Enjoy :D
Posted by J Mac on 7th Nov 2013
I remember the Gudang Garam brand when it was available in my area of the U.S. back in the late 90's. It was my favorite clove cigarette back then. Tried these, and they have that same GG scent I was looking for. I think I'll try another GG type next time, but the Merah's have the flavor I was looking for.
Posted by Kretek L on 9th Sep 2012
These are unfiltered king size, and they are pretty thick. They don't taper like most unfiltered kreteks. The smell of these is amazing. So densely sweet and spicy. Definitely the most unique smelling and tasting out of all of the kreteks I've had. If you've ever burned Himalayan rope incense or Bhutanese Yolmo incense, the unique spicey note in that incense really comes through in these cigarettes. The eugenol numbing effect is incredibly strong on these too. They taste top notch, but they are pretty harsh on your throat because of the density of the smoke and the thickness of the cig. They burn remarkably fast for an unfiltered cigarette, let alone king-sized.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Jul 2012
These smell delicious, spicy and fruity. A top smelling kretek for sure. Smoke great but can be strong. After taste is bleh like a cigarette which loses a star from me. Regular cig smokers wouldn't notice I think. I prefer the 76s and dji sam soe so this one is #3 for me.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jul 2012
these clove cigs have been my favorite for many yrs,,,lots of people always want to know what these are,,,once i share them,,they are hooked,,,try these,,u will love the smooth character and the large smoke that these cigs give,,,im a happy user,!!
Posted by Mark S. on 9th Jul 2011
I ordered a bunch to try out other than the different Kreteks other than the imported Djarums available in California. I was sceptical about these non-filtered cigarettes but was I impressed. These were nice, smooth and very tasty. This is my favorite out of the different kretek brands and types.