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ORIGIN: Dominican Republic/Honduras/Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Various BINDER: Various FILLER: Various

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If you are new to smoking handmade premium cigars and want to explore a variety of sizes, countries, and blends without spending enormous amounts of money, JR Alternatives are a very sensible choice for you.

Whether you are looking for time-honored and beloved brand like Excalibur, Montecristo, or Macanudo, you will find a value-priced option in our vast selection of JR Alternative styles. These smokes are expertly handmade in large quantities in order to offer them at reasonable prices. They aren’t seconds but they are all made with the leftover long-filler tobacco leaf from some of the best and most popular and well-known premium cigar brands available, allowing budget-conscious cigar smokers to explore just about every premium blend out there today. Take the hassle and expense out of learning what kind of handmade cigars you should store in your humidor by choosing a few bundles of JR Alternatives, smokes that are just as good as any other top-quality premium handmade cigar on the market… but for much, much less!

Featured Customer Reviews for JR ALTERNATIVE

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
Submitted by TIM M.

Tim M.
These cigars are an absolute steal! Twenty well made smooth and flavorful cigars for under two bucks apiece! You cannot beat this deal! I order them on a regular basis and splurge once in a while by buying some J.R. Ultimate Bruto cigars. And they are a great value as well!

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Submitted by JEROME J.

J. Johnson
The COHIBA DOMINCAN CORONA is my 3rd best cigar in the JR ALTERNATIVES. Great draw, construction, flavor and strength. Another great smoke from start to finish for the price.

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Submitted by JAMES M.

A short smoke break.
I have been on this cigar for years. I cut them in half and smoke them that way. Its a short but very satisfying smoke break. Enjoy.

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Submitted by MITTS H.

Monte Cristo 2 it aint!
I enjoy the Monte Cristo, although I balk at paying the ridiculous prices, so...I tried the alternative. What a mistake! If you go to the drugstore, and buy a pack of el cheapos, you will get the same flavor. This cigar has no depth and instead of a spicy flavor, it rather burns the tongue. In other words, if you like the real thing, then save up, or buy something else. These are barely good enough to be lawn mowin cigars.

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Submitted by dond624

Ashton corona alternative - Terrible
Not one single stick in this bundle has burned evenly from start to finish - tunneling, hot spots. Not even close to the flavor or build of a real Ashton, which is one of my favorite cigars. Also, paid $15 extra for 2 day delivery, shipped Saturday, received Wednesday. Worst service ever from JR.

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Submitted by BENNY W.

I love a great Robusto size cigar and from what I was told, these are made in the same factory as the actual Punch cigars which happen to be one of my favorite smokes. Honestly, if you took the bands off of both them it would be very hard to tell the difference. Unless of course I looked at my receipt and noticed how much cash I saved. If you like fuller bodied Honduran cigars. Namely Punch, give these a shot. You wont be disappointed! and on a side note, if you let them age a few weeks in your humidor it will be like smoking a $12.00 stick!

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Submitted by ANDREW T J.

Great for the money!
I would not say I know to much about cigars, I smoke them in the summer while fishing or by the fire. But these are very good for the money! Not an exact alternative, but you are getting one heck of a good cigar and pretty close to the real thing. I have recommended these to friends and they are not disappointed, they enjoy them as much as I do.

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Submitted by publictakeover

Good Enough
Smoking the JR Alternative to Montecristo 2, and I have to say, Theyre ok. I like them. Not harsh or overpowering, but kind of cool and the flavor augments as you smoke it down. They hold up well and dont come apart, even if you chew on them for a long time. The smoke is a little more thin and less complex than the original, and sometimes theres a slightly sour note. But Ill buy them again when this bundle is smoked up. Cant beat the price!

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