JR Alternative

Excalibur I · 7.25 × 54 JREX1

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The JR Alternative to the Excalibur I cigar is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a really great top-quality premium cigar for much less. Handmade with 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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7.25

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2.50

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Excalibar number one alternative

WilliamGoshorn on 06/14/16

Excalibur number one (alternative) has become very hard to draw.


5.00

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Great cigars

Jnplen on 09/04/15

Great cigars, I've only smoked about 6 of this new bundle. So I'll rate the last bundle of the same kind as excellent. Great taste and not a hard draw in 40 cigars. I love the JR alternatives. Great cigar at a lower price.


4.75

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Alternative choices

Ted Swiateck on 11/25/15

This is a great cigar for the price. Also want to say that JR is now the only place I shop for cigars. My order only takes 2 days until it's in my mail box., others take over a week or two.


3.75

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Good flavor, bad draw

Hugh Shearer on 12/22/15

Good tasting cigar but draw is a problem. Cut 2" off end and fixes the draw. Overall it is a good smoke and to me it is better constructed than a true Excaliber. Too many flaws in the real Excaliber. Buy these off and on and only complaint is the draw. I will continue to buy them but always cut off a couple inches. For the price they are execellant and are long enough that the 2" cut still makes it a good deal. Very good medium strength.


4.25

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Good cigar for the money

Big hands on 12/28/15

Good cigar for my boys and their new humidor! Good smoke, wrapper is misleading to the filler. Good flavors, I would buy again!


1.50

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Not up to JR Standards

bill2845 on 03/31/17

Tried these and found at least half would not stay lit, outer wrapper would peel off, hard (like a tree branch in the inside). Read all the pluses but my batch was not worth the price.


2.50

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Quality has dropped off lately.

Cgarboy on 10/25/16

Been smoking these for years and always found them a good value with consistent quality. I go through about 2 to three bundles a month. Over the last six months the quality has been inconsistent, with frequent tough draws and thin wrappers. May have to find another regular smoke. Too bad.


3.00

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So far, inconsistent. We shall see.

Doc on 01/09/16

Somewhat inconsistent. Some burn nicely with a tapered ash at the lit end. Others open upon lighting like a budding flower and continue to unwrap as the stick burns.


3.75

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Good smoke

Carl on 02/12/16

Good smoke for a good price. Great for my golf days. Also good with a glass of wine.


4.50

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Good smoke for the price

Jack on 06/21/16

Close to the Excalibur, draw is a bit tighter.


3.50

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No consistency

Tonycwest on 10/26/17

I like the cigars because the price is right however the consistency with the cigars every time I order them are different. This time I got them cigars were really hard snd kind of dried out sometimes it doesn’t draw good sometimes It does. When I’m in Atlantic city casino sometimes people complain and say it’s the most disgusting cigar they ever smelt. Again because of the price I buy them all the time because sometimes I get a good order. So it’s like playing golf you hit balls constantly to the left to the right and then when you get a straight when you feel really good it’s kind of the same thing.


4.00

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Excellent cigar

Cutes on 05/11/16

A good cigar for those who, like me, are without deep pockets and enjoy a good tasting cigar


3.75

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My one and only

Brian on 03/25/16

I like the ex 1 and think it is agood value. My only complaint is some bundles have cigars with hard spats or seem wrapped too tight to draw easily and evenly. Most bundles are fine


4.25

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Money well spent !

vonriedesel on 08/13/16

I've long smoked Hoyo de Monterrey Excaliber Churchill's so I was a bit trepidated trying the JR. Brand of these fine cigars. I've smoke a number of them in order to gain a good insight into these private label cigars, and needless to say that I'm impressed! From the initial cut and light, through the entire smoke, I wholeheartedly recommend these cigars as a ready substitute to the Excalibur I's, especially if you are smoking at least one a day. I would have given them a five star rating cross the board, but there are very minor issues. The draw is normally very consistent, but on two of my first ten smokes, there was a noticible variation in the intensity of the draw needed to keep the smoke flowing. Very minor, but know that this might happen to you as well. The only noticible difference in the construction of the JR is that the wrapper is noticibly darker than the Excaliber. Nothing serious, but it is noticible. Flavor is outstanding in comparison to the Excalibur! The real bonus here is the price difference between the JR and the Excalibur! A third of the cost with nothing sacrificed makes these private labels well worth the time and cost!


3.00

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cheap smoke

eddeed on 01/21/16

if its a hard draw use a wire ...if its 1/2or 3/4 finish , we can throw it away,not a $8.00 cigar


4.50

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a best buy

grroink on 03/28/17

Great cigar for everyday when I have the time for a long smoke. Definitely will continue ordering. Agree that there is some inconsistent draw, but that's true of others at more than double the price


4.50

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Great smoke for the money

John M on 05/26/17

Really good "day smoker", been buying them for 10 years +


3.00

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Good for the money

Nice Economical Cigar on 06/09/17

Great knock-off cigar for the price... Found that from a bundle of 20, the cigar draw from cigar to cigar seemed inconsistent. Had to throw a couple away because of poor draw, luckily not a pricey cigar per stick. Majority were just fine.


3.00

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Inconsistent draw

aawhit on 10/13/17

I found the draw on this to be inconsistent. Some were impossible to get through without modifying with a probe. Great smoke after that.


3.25

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Excaliber Alternative

Tightliegt on 12/23/17

Disappointing,consistent tough draw! Liked the El Ray Delmundo much better!