JR Alternative

Excalibur I · 7.25 × 54 JREX13

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The JR Alternative to the maduro-wrapped 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-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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7.25

54

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Nicaragua

Medium

Dark Brown / Maduro

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4.00

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Ok, I haven't tried the real deal...

CutLightRepeat on 08/15/17

But I absolutely love this cigar. I'm new to JR alternatives, this is the 4th blend I have tried. I've been a big fan of all. I'm working my way through to find my daily cheap stick. So far this, and the CAO Maduro alt are my top two. You won't be let down on flavor. Out of the 80 cigars from the 4 different alt blends I've tried, only 3 sticks were too tight. At the price I can't complain about 3 duds. I will say, it is oven that they won't burn even, but I care about flavor, who cares if it looks pretty. I smoke up to 3 stogies a day, can't smoke $15 sticks all the time. You won't regret any blend you try.


4.00

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Excellent Cheap Stick!

unknown on 12/06/17

This was my 1st alt purchase and have to say I'am impressed. The 1st & 2nd cigars worried me because they unraveled and burned horribly. But, the third through the 20th were flawless! Great taste, medium body smoke with an excellent burn to the nub. My new cheap stick for sure!


1.25

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Not Happy with this Product

Lefty6pack on 07/08/17

I have purchased this product several times, this last batch was poor in quality. I called customer service for a refund and was told they would send a shipping label rather than a refund. I was on hold for 10 minutes and then did not get satisfaction. I still have not received a refund or the return label. For some reason the construction was poor this time.


3.75

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Good smoke, usually....

jim62010 on 07/06/17

I buy these all the time and I really like them. However, the last bundle I bought burned unevenly and "canoed" badly.


4.25

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Jr EXCALIBUR 1

unknown on 06/20/17

Love genuine EXCALIBUR. These were good. Not great but good. 4 stars. Will buy again


3.00

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Sore Cheeks

Dutch46 on 05/22/17

Would have become one of my go to sticks except draw was too much work.


2.00

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I hope they're from Nicaragua.

Hoping for Nics on 06/09/17

These are wonderful when they come from Nicaragua. However when they come from Honduras they are quite terrible. It says Nicaragua is the country of origin on the website but you never know what you're going to get.


3.50

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I'm just not sure

jgiercyk on 05/14/18

Overall, this is a good smoke. Some burned unevenly but you get what you pay for. The construction was better than average. I would say however that this does NOT remind me of an Excalibur. It was extremely heavy and on the bitter side, which surprised me because Excalibur is not that way, and because other reviews say it is a mild smoke. So while I like the stick, the bundle I received is heavy enough to give a long-time cigar smoker who likes heavy cigars a little bit of a buzz. That hasn't happened in a very long time.


3.50

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unknown on 09/21/17

This order was very inconsistent. Too many stove pipes. Too many re lights. So far, not that great


4.75

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Great cigar.

Tom on 08/26/17

I bought this cigar with a Romeo and Juliet and can't tell the difference. It's my new go to on the golf course.


4.50

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A well spent 90 minutes

Steve on 05/13/18

These cigars are tasty and smooth. I'm no connoisseur but they are well constructed, seem to have overtones of sweet and burn smoothly and consistently. I did give them some time in the humi (about 2 weeks) which seemed to help.


4.75

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Great Cigar, Burns Well

RAM on 08/03/17

Very good cigar for the money. Burns much more evenly and stays lit better than others that I've purchased.


3.00

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OK

Kevinsmg on 07/24/17

These were very disappointing to me. About half the batch drew poorly. Flavor was strong.


4.00

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Really good

The Butcher on 07/17/17

Love em


5.00

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Consistent and good

mike on 05/05/18

I have been smoking these alternatives for years. Taste, burn and quality are always consistent. A great buy!


4.00

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WAY TOO COSTLY NOW!

Tom C on 04/27/18

I have been purchasing these cigars for years and have been please overall. BUT the cost has been steadily and steeply on the rise.Very Bad form Altadis/Imperial Brands


2.25

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Bitter Smoke

tron on 03/30/18

I agree with other reviews...very bitter. Love other JR Alts but won't buy this one again.


2.50

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40 years with j&r

Unique and creative on 03/27/18

I’ve been with j&r for over 45 years the prices certainly rose and very often the quality has been poor but on the whole not many others to choose from Ps: in all those years not one offer of discount


4.25

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Good stick, but...

Terry (Smokey the Bear) :-) on 03/09/18

I bought these last week and have had an opportunity to relax with two of them so far. They have an excellent flavor and easy draw. The forst one smoked perfectly while the second burned a runner up one side of the cigar. That aside, I will probably buy them again as well as trying a few other selections. I like long smokes with a large ring gauge so this fits my likes perfectly.


4.00

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Good value

judge in pa on 05/01/17

Very nice smoke at a good price. Near par to the real Excalibur I