JR Alternative

Ashton Corona · 5.5 × 42 JRASC

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The JR Alternative to the Ashton Corona cigar is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a really great top-quality premium cigar for much less. Handmade with the long-filler clippings from some of the best smokes in the world such as Macanudo, Montecristo, and Excalibur, these cigars are close in size, flavor, and strength to those big-name brands. Buy a bundle of 20 at JR Cigar and see why JR Alternative cigars have been our best-selling brand for decades.
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5.5

42

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3.75

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Great cigar

on 03/09/15

This is a great JR Alternative. I'm never let down by the flavor of this Ashton Alternative. I get these cigars for all of my poker nights with the guys and is always a crowd pleaser!


3.50

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JR Alt Ashton

Crockpot on 06/13/15

I am not much of a fan of any Ashton's that I've tried, so I was pleasantly surprised when this stick had a great burn a decent transitions between flavor profiles. I received this stick in a trade, but I'd buy more


4.50

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JR Alt

on 04/13/15

I've loved all of the JR Alts. Not a bad thing to say about them at all. Good flavor, mild smoke, great burn. Although I don't see very many similarities to the Ashton.


4.50

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Blown away

on 04/13/15

I was completely shocked with how good this stick was. The flavor, draw and construction was spot on. I simply could not believe the quality that was in this stick. As one of my first alternatives, it sealed the deal for me and made me decide to try more.


4.25

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JR alternatives are great

on 04/14/15

The JR alternatives are always a good go to smoke. This one is no different than the rest.


4.00

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One of my favorite alts

on 04/14/15

this is one of my favorite alternates to recommend to new cigar smokers. A mild cigar with great flavor and solid construction. A must buy.


4.25

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amazing smoke for the money!

on 04/15/15

These can be had for very inexpensive and are a phenomenal stick both young and aged. With a smooth creamy flavor, bits of underlying honey sweetness, and a hay undertone, these are an exceptional smoke for the money!


3.75

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great burn

on 04/16/15

This is a good cigar like all the JR alts. The burn was razor sharp and the flavor was good, just could have had a bit more.


4.00

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Great smoke

on 04/16/15

The ashton corona is true to it's name sake, a light, genuinely good smoke. Not for those who like spice.


3.75

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A good deal

on 04/17/15

A nice smoke at a fair price. Good construction with loose draw. Mild and tasty and a great value. I keep some on hand to share with friends.


3.00

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not much there for me

on 04/17/15

Cigars arrived and felt kind of dry. Retired one anyways. Burn was not consistent and gaff very little in the flavor profile. Tried one again after being in the humidor for a week and while the burn was consistent, the flavor profile was still lacking.


4.50

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love the alts

on 04/17/15

One of the many alternates that are delicious. Mild to medium smoke with left a creamy taste in my mouth.


3.25

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good replica

on 04/18/15

As most jr alts, it is a good replica with a very good pricetag. A medium bodied value smoke that would be good for a daily


3.25

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Cigar

on 05/05/15

I have had several of these and to me they are just a meh cigar. The construction on all of them were ok but flavors were muted. The draw was great and the tobaccoo was pretty good quality I would suggest these if you need a yardgar or just want something to smoke but if you are truely looking for an ashton replacement they have a ways to go.


4.00

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Great flavor

NinjaSmoke on 06/25/15

Ive smoke my fair share of Ashton cigars and this one might take the cake. Smooth. Very smooth. I'm usually not drawn to long cigars but this one is definitely worth it.


4.00

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Good buy

Salad ass on 06/24/15

Always have been pleased with the JR alternatives. For the price you're getting great value and that can be said for all the JR alternative brands that I've had up to this point.


3.75

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JR ALTERNATIVE ASHTON

andy on 06/07/15

I have said before if you unbanded this jr cigar and unbanded the Ashton and hE someone smoke both they would not be able to tell. So if you have a fAvorite cigar Nd Jr has an alternative but it save money and still smoke what you love


3.50

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Received Some as a Gift

Dmcigar32174 on 06/24/15

My buddy bought me a few of these cigars as a gift. They had a good draw and nice flavor. Not the best cigar that I have ever had but definitely not the worst.


3.50

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Close...

Popeye00701701 on 06/08/15

Pretty much the same as the Ashton, firmer draw with a slightly more uneven burn. All around it's a good deal, but not the real thing.


5.00

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JR Alternative Ashton Corona

Jec2k on 06/24/15

This JR alternative Ashton Corona is a good smoke. If you want that quality and taste without the big price tag then this is the smoke for you. I enjoy these often and am never left disappointed.


4.25

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Excellent smoke

Ptrivette on 06/23/15

Ashton cigars are by far my favorite. This specific one is no different. Excellent smoke with a great mild flavor. It is a affordable smoke for the money. I love this stick.


3.75

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Make it the first smoke of the day

Steveb on 06/19/15

These smokes aren't quite an Ashton but they are good for the money. The wrappers are a nice light brown and the smoke is clean with no bite. Nice cigar for the first thing in the morning, but if you smoke it as a second cigar of the day you might be disappointed. You need to smoke this with a clean palate before you smoke something fuller.


4.00

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As always JR Alt's do it again

Welkington on 06/19/15

I never really had the JR alternatives until I received them in a sample pack. I came across this one from a friend and it's wonderful. Their cigars are always top notch like the cigars they're replicating but for a fraction of the price


4.25

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Jr choice

Smokey on 06/18/15

This is the most under rated cigars. In a blind fold taste test I would bet you couldn't pick the real McCoy if anything you will pick jr alternative. For the price you can't beat them. These are probably my favorite J.R.Alternatives


4.50

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Great cigar

Carolinagxo on 06/17/15

This cigar is just great. It has a hit of nut and the burn is so good. One of my favorites. I would love to buy a box of these


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golf cigar

Golfnc on 06/15/15

On the light side of medium. But a good relaxing smoke for the end of the day or while losing some golfballs with buddies


5.00

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Loved them, Buy more!

harryz1007 on 06/15/15

loved the cigars, shared with several buddies and all agree, get these again


4.00

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Who knew?

Adam on 06/23/15

Other then the band, you can't tell it's a knock off. Great cigar with a perfect draw and burn. Strong cigar with sparce smoke and a stiff ash.


3.50

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Jr alternative to ashton

Andt on 06/10/15

Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably good flavor and burn is a beautiful looking cigar with lots of flavorings of bread and nuts


3.25

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Ashton Corona

smokeymedic on 06/14/15

Ashton's are some of the best mild cigars, so for JR to try and copy it is a bold endeavor, and while I wouldn't say they nailed it...it's a very enjoyable Ashton-like cigar without the Ashton price point.


4.25

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value stick

mattbarber51993 on 06/13/15

Jr alternatives are a great deal and personally I think they are good rivals to the cigars they are impersonating. Definitely worth a try


4.25

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Good smoke

on 04/13/15

These cigars are great for someone looking to get into the premium cigar world, or just people that really enjoy a nice mild cigar. These Ashton alternative cigars are not to aggressive and dont have an exceedingly long burn time so I highly recommend them for most uses.


4.25

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Good stuff

Thansen on 06/11/15

Nice smoke For the price I would recommend To all my friends just as good as the real deal I have been buying them for years and will continue to do so Thanks for providing the great people of the world an affordable option so us poor people can pretend we are smoking the real deal


3.00

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Jr alternative to ashton

Ashes on 06/12/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably good and it's construction is perfect and the flavors are incredibly well done


4.00

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Good alternative

MikeRotchHertz on 06/16/15

Once again I have been quite impressed with the JR. Alternatives. It seems like a tough feat to mimic an Ashton cigar, but these are good quality for the money. Perfect to give to someone who wants to try cigars but you don't want to give them one of your finest.


3.50

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Jr alternative to ashton

Andy on 06/12/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is a great cigar with impeccable construction and the,flavors are incredibly well done and I can't tell the difference


4.50

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Great value

Big Ragoo on 06/25/15

The JR Ashton alternative cigar is an amazing alternative to the Ashton line, which can be pricey. I always keep a bundle of JR Ashton alternatives cigars on standby to hand out to family and friends that enjoy the occasional cigar. Great value and flair


3.50

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Not bad

Tbone666 on 06/10/15

Good value cigar. Burns fairly straight with nice mellow flavor. It's not Ashton but well worth the price.


3.50

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JR ashton

CigarGod on 06/23/15

For the price quite the good cigar. Very close to the Ashton it's trying to imitate. A great alternative at less than half the price.


2.50

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Ashton..not quite

happyinthe80s on 06/08/15

One of the better alternatives. Most have a good draw and construction. They all seem to leave a metallic aftertaste. If your looking for an Ashton, buy an Ashton. If your looking for an Ashton at 70% off. This is what you get


4.75

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Perfect for the $

dolmer on 06/18/15

Nice and mild. Can be counted on to always offer the same taste order after order. A real value for the money.


3.00

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Jr alternative to ashton

Andy on 06/17/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably good and if you unbanded this and the real one most people could not tell which one is real


3.75

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When you don't want to spend a lot of $$

Smittyz on 06/09/15

Ok, these are not Ashtons. But, they do come close. For the cheap price of JR Alternatives, you can't go wrong. This is a great cigar for fishing or the golf course.


5.00

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Okay

MGWC6 on 06/24/15

nice smoke I like it. Had it once before. I like it not bad. JR'S has a pretty good cigar! I was need to order somemore of them reall soon.


4.75

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Go for it

Mustmust on 06/19/15

Alts are always solid sticks. While not exactly like an Ashton, it is a decent mild to medium stick that is very nice to the wallet


3.00

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Jr alternative to ashton

Professor x on 06/14/15

This JR alternative to ashton is unbelievably good and it's construction is perfect for burning anytime of day and it's construction is perfect


4.00

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Sorry

Bruno on 06/10/15

I'm kinda on the fence about the JR alternatives in general. I've smoked plenty of Ashton's but the JR version tasted nothing like them. Sorry


4.00

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great value

Topher78 on 06/15/15

This is a quality cigar. It's a great value. I've had Ashton before, and enjoyed this one just as much.


3.50

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JR Ashton

Princesspink on 06/15/15

If you like the Ashton version this one is very similar. Just a little tighter on the draw and a little more mellow on the flavor notes. For the price difference though I would try these.


2.00

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OK stick

Nanana on 06/15/15

Decent cigar for the money. Good starter stick. Nothing too crazy to write home about. What you would expect for the price.


3.75

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Jr alternative to ashton

Zak the cat on 06/14/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably good and it's construction is perfect and the flavors are incredibly well done


4.25

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smooth and mild

Biggenz on 06/09/15

The Ashton corona was a great mild cigar. It's smooth finish lasted from start to finish. If I didn't know any better I would think I was smoking the actual Ashton.


5.00

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Good bang for the buck

Cheme_cigar on 06/16/15

Highly recommended smoke. Can't beat the price at <$2 per smoke. While it's not a long filler cigar, it sure smokes like one. Milder flavors, but extremely creamy.


4.00

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Good every day smoke

Bassnhockey on 06/12/15

Purchased a bundle of these a while back and most of them are still in my humidor, that being said these are great smokes for the money. Full of flavor and a nice even burn. You may get some tobacco particles in your mouth though but hey for the money I like them.


3.00

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good price

Billyho on 06/14/15

Good smoke and draw for the price definitely a worthy cigar to try can't beat it without busting your wallet it won't be the best cigar but it's always good to have in the humidor for an everyday cigar


4.00

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jr ashton

andy on 06/08/15

Jr alternative to ashton a,great cigar and I can't tell a difference between the two except for the,money in my wallet


4.00

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Jr alternative to ashton corona

Ashes on 06/10/15

This JR alternative to ashton is a great cigar worthy of all the high quality and construction it taste tjevsame as the full priced cousin


5.00

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Jr Aternative

bvinca1 on 06/08/15

This JR Alternative is supurb. All the JR alternatives are usually on par with the other brand smokes for a fraction of the price!


5.00

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Summer nights

Christine on 06/18/15

Long lasting with great flavor. Well made and has great pull and burns evenly. This is solid made cigar.


5.00

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Does not wuit

Asm017b on 06/19/15

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for JR Alternative...and this stick does not quit. The hint of spice may deter some casual smokers...but this burn is sure a treat.


4.00

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jr ashton

andy on 06/08/15

I love these things and so does my wallet. Price is nice and I get all the flavor Nd quality without having to pay for it


5.00

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Great price

Vinny d on 06/22/15

Thses cigars are all around great. taste great and just like the real thing and half the price good for poker night with the guys


2.00

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cheap stick

jgsmoke on 06/08/15

I don't even know why they're trying to pull the name Ashton into the cigar it's clearly not the same I guess it's a lot cheaper so it's okay for what it is


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Jr alternative to ashton

Ashes on 06/14/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably good and I can't tell The difference if you took the labels off and mixed them up


4.25

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Decent Ashton alt.

BIGMACneil on 06/08/15

The very first cigar I smoked was an Ashton 898, so it was fun to take a trip down memory lane. Flavors were pretty close from what I remember. Would smoke again.


4.75

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priced right end of discussion

Johnnyfrank100 on 06/08/15

as with all of the JR alternative I love the cigars. I really love the price. They never disappoint considering the price you can't go wrong.


4.00

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Nice JR alternative

Meat on 06/07/15

This is actually not bad at all. It's a true alternative for yard work. The flavor is there and they can be obtained with only a portion of the price. So if smoke is more important to you than looks, don't hesitate to grab it !


4.00

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Jr alternative to ashton

Zak on 06/11/15

The Jr alternative to ashton is unbelievably beautiful looking cigar with lots of flavorings of bread and nuts they have actually gotten even better then the real one


3.50

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jr alternative to ashton

andy on 06/05/15

I think these are the actual thing. I can't tell the difference. Its like they just stole them from the ashton factory


3.00

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Good value

puddinhead on 06/27/15

I like these well enough. They won't ever replace my go-to "luxury" cigars but they are worth keeping around in case of yard work.


3.50

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Small in price, big in quality

C-lubs on 06/28/15

Picked these up when I went to the flag ship store!! Great alternative to the more expensive sticks, good flavor and easy draw.


4.50

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what a great smoke...

Chaz83 on 06/29/15

What a great smoke for the price... Love this cigar and a hit at the golf course. Full of flavor and super smooth.