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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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!


4.00

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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


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.


4.75

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Top Notch!

Jacksobb on 07/29/15

If you do not want to drop the money for a true Ashton, this JR alternative is as good as it gets. Great full draw and extremely flavorful


3.25

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alternative Ashton corona

Killinit on 07/29/15

The alternative Ashton corona should be just that. An alternative to whatever else you have. Maybe give it to the friend you don't like too much when you have your buddies over for a smoke. It's not terrible but it certainly wouldn't be my first choice.


5.00

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Buy this stick.

Smokemvwnow on 07/27/15

Great stick. They are well constructed and smoke well. This stick is good to mow grass or to add to your daily smoke. Taste like the original.


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


4.25

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8/10

Clouds197378 on 07/20/15

I've always been a huge fan of the brand. This was definitely a good cigar with great flavor and a good pull. I would buy these again.


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.


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Fishing Companion

Brule1 on 07/20/15

Good cheap, mild smoke for the $.... Yard work and fishing companion so you don't worry about dropping it or really tasting while smoking with a good Irish or Scotch Whiskey....


2.75

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too bad

Peterman97 on 07/19/15

Most of JR's alternatives are good this one sucks however. It flavor taste like barnyard not like Ashton. Not even close to the real thing. It was like JR said hey let's throw an extra tobacco clippings in a cigar and pass it off as a knock off forget it!


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.


2.25

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jr Ashton alternative

D on 07/09/15

Me personally I was not too happy with this smoke. Started of I little bitter then came in I creamy grassy Hey flavor. Draw and construction were good. Remember different strokes for different folk. Give it a try. Might work well with your palate.


4.75

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Smooth

Richburris66 on 06/30/15

Don't let the cheap price fool you. This cigar is as smooth as a Macanudo at a fraction of the price. It lasts well and man is it smooth. I would recommend this to any first timer or any long time cigar aficionado.


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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


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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.


4.25

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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


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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.


3.50

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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


4.25

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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


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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.


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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.


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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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


4.00

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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.


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


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.


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


5.00

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great stick!

poppy's stick's on 07/15/15

Love the jr alternatives. Very close to its alternative. Proof positive that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a top quality stick!


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.


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


3.50

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Fantastic

Stlcards on 07/02/15

Great cigar for any occasion. Rich flavors and a good drag. I was upset with the construction with my first set of them though. It won't stop me from getting more.


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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.


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


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Premium Taste

Bigplatinum on 07/20/15

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


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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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.


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


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


2.75

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JR Alternative

ThatsMrDrunkToYou on 07/14/15

JR Alternative has balanced flavor and construction, a great smoke for when doing yard work or light activity. Nothing special,but a good balanced smoke


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.


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


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Great smoke

Toasty on 07/06/15

The jr alternative is a great company known for its consistency this particular stick is great for a daily smoke or a special occasion


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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.


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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


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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Average

Mr. CoolCol on 06/14/15

A very average cigar. Nothing horribly wrong with it, nothing exceptionally great about it. Would buy another box for some everyday smokes.


4.00

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JR Brands are good to go!

Coach on 06/20/15

Here is the deal, you can not go wrong with any of JR alternatives. I religiously by bricks of several different sticks, and have never been disappointed. This particular one is on my regular list. Great construction, flavor is spot on, and the draw is super consistant. I love the JR alts.


2.75

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Not a good smoke

Perocafe on 06/21/15

I was not impressed with this brand of JRs. The cigar itself came well hydrated and humidified, as part of sampler deal. The smoke is another story. It had a harsh first couple of draws then evened out. Then got harsh again, a little past the halfway point of the cigar. I would not recommend ordering an entire mazo or box of these.


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


4.00

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Just me

Bigdant on 06/14/15

As all of jr alternatives I am a huge fan of all f them. This cigar will not disappoint you. Easy draw.


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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


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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


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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


4.00

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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.


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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


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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


3.00

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Great alternative

Groove on 06/27/15

Chalk another win up for JR's Alts sometimes I wonder if they aren't just rebanding the real thing! Only way I can tell is that draw, and the quality of roll is only slightly lower than the real deal.


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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.


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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.


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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


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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.


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Wow great stuff

Ahhhhyeee on 07/04/15

Super great cigar. Wife hates the smell. I like it with red wine and steak. I smoked it on my sons wedding day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good cigar.


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Kick ash smoke

Laxbro28 on 07/04/15

The JR brand of cigars is an amazing cigar to smoke and the churchill size lets the smoke last even longer goes great with a light coffee after a nice meal


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4 out of 5

MnBrian on 07/06/15

This Ashton corona by JR is another bargain buy for the money. It's got a nice mild flavor with cedar and cocoa notes. It's exactly what you'd expect from JR!


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Cigar

Toddy football on 07/07/15

This cigar takes forever to smoke. It takes so long to finish it. 2 hours of smoke time is insane seeing how I'm puffing it.


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Smoke it

hammerman on 07/07/15

Honestly it's exactly what the name says it is. I would highly recommend that if your on a budget smoking this. It's well constructed and tastes the same


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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.


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Good not great

Jray13 on 07/09/15

It was a good cigar for the price you can't beat that kind of deal. But you get what you pay for I would buy it again though. Great for a golf course or hot tub smoke.


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Not bad

Scman on 07/11/15

not a bad cover for the price you pay for them . They make a good filler for a cheap smoke humidor .


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Buy the real thing!

ymib on 07/11/15

Love the real Ashton's. Pass on the alternatives. I'm hoping if I keep the alternatives in my humidor long enough, they will get better with age.


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Draw

Reece on 07/11/15

The main thing about this cigar was the draw. One of the best draw's that I've had. However, the other parts were just alright.


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Mild and cheap

lexdexhe on 07/12/15

Really enjoyed the mildness of this stick. The low price made me suspicious at first but I found myself really enjoying this cigar. Great any time of the day.


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Bundle bundle

Captivating Capybara on 07/13/15

Not bad. Not great, but not bad. These are pretty far up the list of daily smokes if that's what you are looking for.


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JR alternative Ashton corona

No on 07/13/15

Smoked the JR alternative Ashton corona on vacation. Decent stick. Try the JR alternative Ashton corona


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I liked it

Jtsfoshizzle on 07/13/15

Any cigar by Ashton whether alternative or not it's gonna be a good cigar in which this one by jr is...


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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!


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Not bad

WC on 07/15/15

Consistent cigar. JR Alternatives are usually pretty good. For whatever reason I didn't care too much for this one. Felt almost as if there wasn't as much flavor as the other Alternatives I've had. I prefer the H. Upmann Alternative.


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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


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Value cigar

Ben J. on 07/16/15

It wasn't the best cigar I've had but it certainly wasn't the worst. Good in a pinch. Good draw. Could have had a better taste. I received these from a friend. I likely won't buy them on their own.


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Worth trying

Broheim88 on 07/19/15

A friend of mine gave me one to try and I was skeptical cuz I never smoked a generic. I'd have to say tho that it was a pretty good smoke. Perfect size for lunch break or with a nice cup of coffee. Mild to medium and slight nutty flavor. Reminds me of R&J's.


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


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.


5.00

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Big taste. Low price.

M.Johnson on 07/20/15

Ever wanted to try the famous Ashton brand cigars but after dusting off your wallet can't afford the steep price tag. Well here's the alternative they smoke just like the Ashton, taste like the Ashton but comes with a JR Price tag.


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.


4.25

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Nice flavor

Bowie cigar lover on 07/03/15

I really enjoys these as a daily smoke. I have 4 different JR alternatives that I enjoy as my daily smoke. This one has a nice draw, good even burn and consistly good. This is my drive to the office cigar.


3.75

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Good for casual times

Ksc23 on 07/21/15

Cigar was a nice smoke. I have many others I would prefer but for the price I could make this an everyday smoker


5.00

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corona

Fkirk1212 on 07/22/15

Jr has always been a great cheaper cigar for me, if you smoke this you couldn't tell the difference from the jr cigar or the Ashton corona, I'd recommend giving this a try


3.00

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Good value

Kanester on 07/22/15

Good value. I prefer a smaller smoke, but it's hard to beat the price on the jr alternative line. Well made, would smoke again.


3.50

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Good flavor

LB on 07/24/15

The jr has a real good flavor I think and I enjoyed smoking this from a sampler I bought last year. The draw isn't bad either, pretty smooth for being an Ashton.


3.00

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Not as good

Jpach on 07/28/15

Smoked side by side with the real Ashton's. Not nearly as good. Decent flavor but my burn was off and construction seemed sloppy


4.25

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JR Line

JW on 07/26/15

Not bad for the money. these cigars are not the best money can buy, but they are not trrash either. i will buy again.


3.50

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Good stick

Chrisb2194 on 07/01/15

Draw was ok too loose for me. Flavors were w good blend throughout. For me the strength picked up at the end and had a good time with this smoke.


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 !


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


4.00

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Alternative Ashton.

Karl on 07/31/15

The jr alternatives are pretty close to the real thing. But if you are expecting an Ashton cigar then go buy an Ashton. These are not bad for the price the burn is decent and the flavor is ok as well.


3.50

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Bargain marshmallow

aDub23 on 07/31/15

Very even burn on this mellow cigar. If you are looking for something mild that costs we'll below the real deal...then this one's for you.