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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1.25

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Were great in the past, but now are duds.

Richard M on 01/25/18

The quality and consistency has down hill the last couple years. I have been smoking these for at least 15 years. Once they were great, you would get bundle of 20, with 20 perfect cigars. They were very tasty, good construction, good draw and heavy smoke. But not anymore! I noticed about two years ago. Started getting bundles with around five duds. The duds were either rolled to tight to smoke or had one or two plugs in them, Over time they started getting worse, with even more duds per bundle. What is odd, I usually buy two bundles at a time and would get one good bundle, the other would full of duds, The final last straw for me was this last December, JR had the Cuban Alt Montecristo No. 2 on sale. I bought four bundles. Out of 80 cigars, about 70 turned out to be duds. Had six with holes, most the others as hard as broom sticks with no draw. Many in rage of temper, I would break into and throw away. I will never waste my money these again. I have had bad experiences with many other Alternatives I have tried the last few years. I will never try them again unless JR starts doing some Quality Assurance on the products they sell under their own name.


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


4.75

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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.


4.50

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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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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.


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.


4.50

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YUMMY

dwdennis@hotmail.com on 01/09/18

Yummy.


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. :-)


4.00

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Great value and flavor.

Maestro on 04/13/18

My go to cigar. Great value, not as consistent as they once were but still worth the price.


4.50

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Good Alternative

Jeff on 04/09/18

Enjoyed these cigars. Good size for the drive to work.


5.00

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A surprisingly great stick!!

Roshier78 on 04/05/18

A surprisingly great stick!!! On wins while one will have a lifting wrapper (no different than any other premium cigar). I’m not 100% sold on the flavor similarity to a Monte #2 Cuban, but a quality smoke nonetheless. I think they’re a tad over priced for a store brand, but I will most likely buy them again.


5.00

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Even Smoke

Rusty819 on 03/06/18

1st time I've tried these but found they have an even burn and good draw. Have not run into any duds


2.25

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Not Happy...again

Terry S on 02/25/18

2nd time I've ordered "natural" and got another wrapper. Won't be a 3rd time


4.00

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Thank you JR Cigars!

tlombardo200 on 02/10/18

My bundle was very good. The wrappers were nice, the draw was nice, the burn was nice. I really enjoyed these cigars. I really appreciate JR making these affordable bundles. Thank you JR!!


5.00

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Nice Cigar will buy again

Lefty6pack on 07/08/17

Nice Cigar, will purchase again.


3.00

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Good cigar - nothing spectacular

Dick on 04/17/18

This was a good solid cigar. Nothing outstanding or to rave about. Decent smoke.


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!


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.