No one is perfect, but at JR Cigar we always try to lend a helping hand to our fellow premium cigar smokers. Below are some great alternatives to Ave Maria®* Cigars that we think you need to try!

Starting off with a blend of tobaccos that have been aged for ten years, the luxurious Montecristo Volume 1: 100 Days will take you to where you need to go. A sophisticated array of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers and a stunning Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, you will enjoy rich and balanced medium-bodied flavors of spice, leather, cedar, and sweet tobacco that any aficionado will savor.

Looking for something so powerful it will make your head spin? Lay back with a Boneshaker Boneyard. These gems from the famous NACSA factory feature a high-octane blend of top-quality Nicaraguan tobaccos to produce a dizzying medium-full bodied tapestry of espresso, white pepper, and earth. Just make sure you have a hearty meal before daring to take on one of these shockingly affordable sticks!

If darker flavors strike your fancy, NightShade by Drew Estate has got you covered. Covering a bold core of Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers and Indonesian binder is a dark, dusky Connecticut Habano wrapper. Medium-full bodied notes of chocolate, espresso, dried fruit, and black pepper will coat your palate with each puff, and the underlying sweetness from the maduro is mouthwateringly good!

Take a trip off the beaten path with some Uncharted cigars! These AJ Fernandez creations feature a mix of Nicaraguan and Jamastran long fillers tucked into a zesty San Andres binder and cloaked in a dark and bold Ecuadorian Habano Ligero wrapper. Expect a lush medium-full bodied bouquet of pepper, coffee, spice, cedar, and caramel. These top-notch smokes ought to be mapped on every aficionado’s charts.

A savory box-pressed smoke that is brimming with flavor, sparking up a premium Witchdoktor cigar is a spiritual experience. Shadowed beneath a dusky Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro leaf is a core of zesty Nicaraguan long filler and binder tobaccos that combine to create exceptionally good flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, spice, leather, and licorice that will cure your cravings.

Last but not least, we have the JR Ultimate 50th Anniversary, made extra special for us by AJ Fernandez to join in our 50th Anniversary celebration. Providing a unique spin on our extremely popular JR Alternatives, AJ swung for the fences to make these gems top-shelf, and he knocked it out of the park! Featuring Honduran fillers, a beefy Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and a gorgeous Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper, these gems will put you in tobacco bliss with a medium-full bodied medley of chocolate, black cherry, espresso, spice, and earth.

These JR Cigar exclusive offerings come from some of the best manufacturers in the world, like AJ Fernandez, and should meet any of your flavor, construction, and quality needs!

*Ave Maria® is a registered trademark of and Ave Maria® cigars are produced by M&D Wholesale Distributors, Inc.

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