JR Alternative

Excalibur II · 6.75 × 48 JREX23

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The JR Alternative to the maduro-wrapped Excalibur II 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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not what they used to be. avoid these.

mickcain on 07/14/15

I have been getting these for a number of years and I have to say that the quality of them has gone down so much that I cannot order them ever again. I am trying to smoke the 5th one from my latest bundle right now. It wont stay lit. It gives off hardly any smake. It burns a hot hole burrowing through the center, but I can't puff on it and get smoke to draw. This has been an ongoing problem with these for 6 months now. I have started purchasing bundles of other cigars in the hopes that it was a bad batch. Well, they are now just bad, and extremely frustrating cigars, and no longer the decent smokes they were last year and prior. I told customer service about this, and no one cared or has done anything, obviously. Do NOT waster your money on these. Get something else. Now, I just need to figure out if I should just throw away the remaining 15 cigars from this bundle to save myself the let down and frustration of trying to smoke an unsmokable cigar. I mark the consistency a 4, because they now do suck consistently. So there is that....


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Junk cigar

USS CVN69 on 05/15/18

Avoid these. 17 out of 20 were totally unsmokable due to plugs. A total waste of $50. I am done with JR. Back to Cigars. Com.


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Good Smoke for a Good Price

Garth on 07/19/17

I have been buying this one for several years - good value for a consistently nice smoke. Some of my friends have found them equal to higher price cigars and non-smokers have liked the smoke as well.


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Wrecks on 11/08/16

I was talked into trying some of these as an alternative. Over the years have purchased a few bundles. Two or three of the bundle seemed OK, flavor was, just OK. The real frustrating thing was throwing about half away due to inconsistentcy with draw, some so hard I threw them out. Others with runners. Just goes to show you, you get what you pay for. Will not buy these again.


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still a good smoke ....

Otter Garth on 05/12/16

At times these have been less than ideal, but overall I find them a nice cigar at a very affordable price. I have shared them with my friends who smoke much higher priced cigars and they have enjoyed them and been surprised at the price.