JR Cuban Alternative

Montecristo No. 2 · 6 × 54 JRMO2

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The JR Cuban Alternative to the Montecristo No. 2 cigar is the closest thing you’re going to find to a true Havana. These value-priced long filler cigars are crafted at the most legendary factories in the world with unused tobaccos from the most famous cigars in the industry. Expert construction, great quality, delicious flavors, and supreme consistency have made the JR Alternatives our best-selling brand for over 35 years. Buy a cellophaned bundle of 20 at JR Cigar today.
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Dominican Republic
Honduras
Nicaragua

Medium - Full

Medium Brown / EMS

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4.50

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Awesome - but not always consistently awesome

LawyerBoy on 04/19/17

Great smoke. My daily go to. However, occasionally I get a box where most of them taste horrible, like there is something wrong with them. Super annoying, so I'm rating "consistency" as a 3 star. Otherwise, I would have given 5 stars all the way around.


4.75

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Almost a Cuban, try these!

MattyMatt on 08/24/17

This is a very good stick. I bought a bundle when they were on sale and couldn't be happier. Great construction, draw and burn. I haven't had a real Cuban Monte No 2, only Edmundos and a No 3 so don't have a reference but gave one to a friend who smokes more Cubans than than not and he was also impressed. He said it was very good and very similar to the real thing. In the past I shared some JR edicion limatada edmundos and did not get the same response. Nice cocoa and pepper on the retrohale is what impressed me most. I have smoked about 12 of these and they are super consistent. Buying more soon! Way to go JR!


4.50

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A Great Everyday

Dave ONeill on 08/19/17

Have liked this product for a few years. I keep it in stock in it's own humidor. Though not entirely consistent, most bundles received perform as expected. A Medium to Full Strength (more on the medium side) cigar with a nice rich aroma and flavor. If I smoke it too fast / hot I loose the benefits and it can be somewhat harsh and flavorless. A great everyday at under $2.25 a stick with a nice easy draw, generally even burn and a rather consistent construction.


4.00

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Great everyday

Peted711 on 07/28/17

This is a nice everyday cigar, reasonably priced, burns great, been smoking this cigar for a long time now. Enjoy it with a couple of Heinekens.


4.25

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Close to the real deal...

Keberch on 07/08/17

It's surprisingly close to a Havana MC #2. It's a bit milder, and smokes a bit faster, but if you close your eyes and enjoy, you can get pretty damned happy with a $2 stick that "comes close" to a $15 stick.


4.75

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HMMM, NOT SO SURE - UPDATE

4 Krusin on 04/25/17

After writing a less than fair review above, I found that the humidistat in my humidor wasn't working properly. Now that the humidity is correct, I have rerated these and find that I am quite satisfied with them. I will buy them again.


5.00

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My NEW daily, Go-To Cigar

Hatchetman1314 on 10/18/17

I lit my first one up before the delivery truck left my driveway and all since have been consistently perfect. It burned perfectly. Smooth draw. Billowing rich cloud of smoke. Medium bodied with distinctive flavors that gain in complexity as it smokes down to your fingertips. The flavors are not 'exactly' like a Cuban #2, which is more Full bodied and wrapped tightly, like all good Cubans. The JR #2 has NOW replaced the Ramon Allones Heritage 652 as my daily and go-to cigar. $4.27 vs $2.19 Winner Winner JR Cuban Alternative after Dinner. :-)


5.00

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Nice Cigar will buy again

Lefty6pack on 07/08/17

Nice Cigar, will purchase again.


1.00

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Bad Cigar

John O on 09/02/17

Terrible cigar, first purchase with JR, not a good experience. never stay lit, very inconsistent, little flavor


4.50

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cuban alternative - awesome!

cggar on 06/20/17

Consistent and tightly packed construction with nice draw. Wonderful & Mild flavor throughout entire smoke-very consistent. Long lasting cigar, too. Incredible buy!


2.50

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Quality failing

TP Gig Harbor on 09/12/17

Disappointed not the quality of previous orders. Have found holes, lose leaves of wrapper, some tighter than others.


5.00

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Best every day smoke

Bassace on 06/16/17

This is a great cigar. Smooth draw, very nice construction and a flavor that beats all in this price range. This is the best smoke for the buck on the market.


4.25

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Monticristo # 2 Alternative

Lee on 06/15/17

It is well constructed smokes well and is budget friendly


4.00

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Great value cigar!

Poppie on 05/19/17

A can't miss for the money! A mild consistent smoke. One of JR's best.


4.75

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Delicious # 2

Bean on 05/19/17

Darker in appearance than the picture but I must say MC #2 was better than I thought,nice smooth cool draw,notes of coffee light spice and cocoa and wood to finish the palate,the burn never went out,let these stay in the humidor for 2 weeks and gets even better


5.00

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Excellent!

Don on 05/10/17

Great quality at a fair price. My favorite is the Montecristo but for the dollar a great cigar.


4.25

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Strength is Right On

AL-FL on 05/08/17

Strength is right on, Medium-Full. Cuts cleanly, very little uneven burn. Tastes OK if you like this strength. Generally, JR's Alternative brands are the best of the in-house cigar offerings.


3.25

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JR MONTE

pcaram on 05/01/17

Good construction and flavor. Some were hard to draw, but an extra cut through the torpedo end helped.


4.50

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Mcaruz694

McruZ on 08/18/17

Excellent cigar. I original bought it at the store in NC. Loved or and Have bougyit twice since.


4.00

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Solid Alternative

RVH on 06/17/17

I am a big fan of the JR Edicion Limitada and I decided to try the Cuban alternatives and this was a very solid cigar and I will definitely reorder.