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-fillers 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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3.00

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Cost Effective

atllogix on 01/25/17

Not a bad cheap alternative. You can smoke these without cringing at the flavor nor the cost.


4.00

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YES

unknown on 10/05/17

Totally amazing stick and the best service, second to none .Your high standards are greatly appreciated, thank you JR.


4.75

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Go To Cigar

TD on 08/21/17

This is my go to cigar when I'm working around the farm or out in the boat fishing. I've been smoking these for over 5 years and I've never gotten a bad batch. The draw is good and they burn evenly all the way to the band.


5.00

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Well done

Retrosmoker on 07/10/17

Have recently seen some really unreliable quality control from some name brands (even Macanudo and Monte Cristo), with some batches having a third to a half so tight it's like trying to smoke a dowel. These Ashton alternatives, however, are consistently good.


4.00

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Good smoke

Fastlite on 06/12/17

Great smoke for the buck


4.50

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You can't beat this smoke

Vitocera on 05/23/17

I keep trying but I can't beat this smoke. Used to smoke Ashton half corona but I now like this better and for a lot less money. They are currently sold out so I am trying another Ashton knock off and hoping it is as good. JR. great job!!


4.75

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Always a good value

Matsumura on 05/20/17

Wrapper was disappointing but anyone who expected an Ashton wrapper at this price is smoking crack


4.00

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Ashton Corona Alternative

J A LAWSON on 04/06/17

This Cigar is a good 2 dollar cigar .


3.75

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Ashton Corona

James on 04/05/17

This is a great 2 dollar cigar


3.50

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Worth The Money and Then Some

Vito on 04/05/17

I have to admit that for a very moderate price this is an excellent cigar. If you are looking for something to smoke that wont send you to the poor house but has a relatively good taste, you cant miss with this smoke. I found the draw to be very good which is one of my main concerns. It's no Ashton but neither is the price. You won't be disappointed.


4.25

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Easy, convenient, affordable

Richie Papers on 08/31/17

I was so pleased by these--especially for the price--that I almost didn't post this for fear I might contribute to you running out. but i felt guilty because I just trashed the montecristos that came with them.


4.00

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Good Smoke!

Dansdad on 07/13/16

Really good smoke for the price. Consistently draws well which to me is the largest feature.


4.00

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Good Smoke!

Dansdad on 07/13/16

Really good smoke for the price. Consistently draws well which to me is the largest feature.


4.00

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Nice.

Salt on 07/12/16

This is Avery nice cigar with a nice oily wrapper and smooth draw and flavorful bite to it. Definitely worth the price.


4.00

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Ring Size?

AC Alt Seeker on 07/06/16

It's not the same ring size as the Ashton Corona -- could you make it slightly larger so that it is? Otherwise, a great value -- it delivers on the mild Ashton-like experience.


4.50

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Good

Willydunc on 07/03/16

These cigars are great for the price. They aren't like a smoking a 12 dollar cigar, but they are good smokes. I always have some in my humidor


3.25

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Cut the Grass

Gummie on 07/02/16

This is the smoke to cut grass and to smoke while fishing... If it falls in the water or drops into the grass, it is not a big loss.... It is good enough while doing something but not one to sit down and analyze the stars or drink an adult beverage...


2.75

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An Inexpensive Alternative for the Ashton Corona

PathNole on 06/08/16

This 5.5 x 42 JR Alt purports to be "...close in size, flavor, and strength to those big-name brands." One out of three isn't too bad - it is the same size. Flavor-wise, The JR Alt Ashton is inconsistent within the same bundle or between bundles. The burn ranges from clean and symmetrical, to absolutely atrocious! And the wrapper - that's another story. "spontaneous unraveling" is sometimes the rule. Flavor-wise, there is a subtle pepper finish, but many sticks taste harsh from the beginning, and always as the cigar burns down. Despite these occasional flaws, the JR Alt AC is an inexpensive alternative to paying outrageous prices at the neighborhood cigar shop for a shriveled up cigar from their humidor.


4.00

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A good JR Alternative

REN on 06/07/16

I was really excited to try these based on the strong feedback. However, I found them harsh and the wrapper had an acid taste. They smoked well and had average flavor. Overall, I prefer most of the other JR Alternatives to this one.


4.25

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good smoke

jmigli on 05/24/16

it's a good cigar, it has a nice flavor, can't beat the price. Keep in mind it's not an ashton so don't kid yourself , but it's an excellent cigar for the money