Lotre is a French producer of cigars, which was established in 1911 in Le Havre, France. The company is now controlled by Reynolds Consumer Products Corporation. Lotrepolis is a Spanish brand. Both these companies make many blends of premium cigars and are known worldwide for their smooth taste and consistent strength. There are many different varieties of Lotre. Below is a review of each one:
Bahwa: This is a medium-to-full-bodied mild-bodied cigar with a soft and woody flavor. It has notes of dark chocolate and molasses. A fatwa may have notes of dark berries or coffee. Indian today or guava lotre is often blended with this.
Ini Tegu: This is the younger sibling of the above mentioned, a medium-full-bodied strong flavored cigar with medium-full body and a sweet nutty finish. Yage is sometimes described as having notes of toffee, molasses, and molasses. A good example would be the Memenangkan, which are actually the same cigar as the Bahwa, but it uses a different method of fermentation. Memenangkan is not aged in oak barrels, as it is mostly aged in stainless steel tanks. Yage, on the other hand, is aged in traditional Japanese oak barrels.
Nang: Another extremely popular cigar from the Dominican Republic is the Nang. The Nang means “little red”. The cigar is often compared to a blend of two different Marmoleum cigars, a Cuban Connecticut and a Jamaican Mayan. The cigar is full-bodied, spicy and has notes of dark chocolate, molasses, and even coffee. As far as I can tell, the Nang is not actually made in Jamaica, but rather, a small amount of Jamaican pimento leaf is mixed with other ingredients and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The final result is a medium-full cigar with lots of flavor and well rounded for those who don’t want their morning coffee ruined.
Dengan: Last but not least, I would have to mention the Dengan as another one of my absolute favorite cigars. The Dengan was created in the 1990s in Cuba by Jose Maria and Ramon Guellana. It uses a variety of tobaccos, including a strong Habano tobacco, and a special process called into making (roasting the cigar tobacco in a specific manner to produce a deeper, more intense flavor). In addition to that, the makers use several kinds of fillers and a unique way of preparing the cigars. The wrapper is usually varnished and hand-crafted to create a high quality and beautiful stick.
The final two cigars I will mention are the Jika and Arowna. The Jika awak Untuk pellets include an aromatic mix from the famous Cebuano region of the Philippines (the area where Cebu is located); and the one (or bark) is typically black volcanic ash from the Mount Pinaytay area. While I was there, I did not try the cigars, but the reviews on these cigars state that they are similar to the dengan awak. Like the Conrad’s, both cigars are medium-full bodied with nice accents.