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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4.00

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Good one.

Pezgallo on 05/29/15

A great way to try new cigars is to throw out a few bids at the auction. That is how I got these Monte alternatives. Very good cigar. Some flavors here you rarely get for this price. Don't believe me? Take the wrapper off and let an old guy smoke it. He will tell you it is damn good. Anybody under 30 will like it until you tell them what it is. Never tell them what it is. They can't handle it.


4.00

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Outstanding Smoke

Dray on 06/09/15

This is one of my "go to" cigars at JR. Always a good quality smoke. Most highly recommend this cigar.


4.00

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Great alternative

Gardog44 on 05/24/15

My favorite cigar has always been the Montecristo #2. The JR alternative is a great cigar considering that it's several bucks cheaper than the Montecristo.


4.00

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Exceptional.

GregC on 06/24/15

This is a fantastic cigar. Over the past twenty years I have tried to find a tried so many "value" cigars for a daily smoker and results always varied. Now I am extremely pleased with all of the JR Alternitives. This cigar pairs very well with hazelnut coffee in the morning and also pairs well with Glenlivet 15 year French oak scotch after a good grilled meal. These age and marry well in a seasoned humidor. Construction, draw and flavors are beyond expetations for the price.


4.25

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Great Buy

Stikman on 06/23/15

Great afternoon smoke at a great price! But, wish they still had the Hemingway Signature alternative...


4.00

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a MuSt Purchase

Titleist87 on 05/15/15

For the price they are an excellent smoke. Rosa Cuba are also a delightful smoke


5.00

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Monte

Phil Q on 05/25/15

LOVE this stick. I like to try something different, but this is my go to smoke. Everything about it is awesome.


3.75

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quality smoke

Valentin on 06/09/15

JR Cuban Alternative Monticristo No. 2 is a quality smoke. It's full bodied rich flavor is filled with mature spices. Definitely would buy again!


5.00

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Good buy

Jallan on 06/12/15

JR'S alternatives are always a good buy. You get the almost same smoke as the name brand but at a fraction of the price.


5.00

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Great value

BigAl on 07/22/15

Great smoke , good from start to finish , full body , even smoke , worth every penny! Great construction, smooth even draw.


3.50

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Share with your friends

Flex on 07/25/15

One of the best "share with your friends" sticks on the list. Perfect for the short smoke after dinner on the patio by the pool listening to some good tunes


4.25

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Great alternative

Johnnyfrank100 on 06/12/15

Jr Alternative is a great way to save m I new and have a great cigar. These have great flavor and medium to full body. They are great.


3.50

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JR Alternative Cuban

rjonsutton on 08/02/15

JR Alternative Cuban nice and mild. Occasional wrapper came loose. Easy to light and stayed lit. Burned relatively evenly. These paired well with cinnamon flavored bourbon.


4.75

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Good

Z.Allen on 06/24/15

U have never had the original so no comparison there. What you do get with this stick is a well crafted tasty stick. Not bad at all.


4.75

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No.2 Review

Stevek11 on 06/12/15

I've smoked probably over a hundred of these cigars and I really enjoy them. Every now and then one may burn uneven but otherwise, they hold up well and taste really good


4.25

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Very good cigar

Slomo928 on 08/17/15

This cigar is consistently well made and draws clean and smooth. Although I still by "brand name" cigars from time to time. This is the cigar that stocks my humidor all the time.


4.75

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My favorite JR Alternative!

RMyrvold on 09/02/15

This is my overall favorite Jr Alternative smoke. I think I have smoked about a dozen bundles of this cigar and they all have been good, They all have had great construction, very consistent. excellent draw and good flavor. I have decided to make this my everyday smoke because it is tasty, dependable and affordable.


4.50

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Holy Grail of Value

Lee on 07/31/15

Without a doubt; You will love this stick!


4.25

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A Must Try

JR Cuban Alternative - Montecristo No 2 on 08/24/15

Outstanding cigar! I agree that it is as close to the real Cuban as you can possibly get. My friends love them.


5.00

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Just Great

BP51 on 06/15/15

Great smoke at a great price. Fast delivery as always from JR. Enjoyable anytime from breakfast coffee to after dinner. Always comes through with easy draw and smooth on the palate. Could be my new everyday smoker.


3.50

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Flavor and Draw OK, Just to light for me

Dallas Mike on 05/15/15

Good smoke and flavor. I feel the wrapper was a little thin and light for my taste. Several unraveled upon lighting.


3.75

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Not bad but not a wish list item

Ben S. on 07/09/15

Average cigar. Great for the price and perfect for a golf outing. Has decent flavor and smokes well. Lacks depth and needs a better finish. This is a good beginner cigar and for the right price. Guess i may have expected to much.


5.00

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Value, Consistency & Draw - Highly Recommend

Roger W on 12/18/15

I was pleasantly surprised on the quality of this cigar. A five star value.


3.50

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Good deal for the $

Damudbug on 12/11/15

Good, consistent smokes. I'd buy 'em again. A great deal for the $.


4.25

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Great alternitive.

Txnbybrth on 12/11/15

I love the Montecristo #2 and this is just as smooth and flavorful as any one that I have had. Thank you JR.


4.00

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Smokin with friends

Tank51 on 07/14/15

Good cigar, should have bought more. Perfect for a smoke with my buddies. Priced right and top quality. Would absolutely buy them again.


4.75

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Excellent daily smoke

K-Bob on 11/20/15

I'm on my second bundle of this cigar. They smoke exactly like the first. Three stars (out of three) for burn, draw, ash, and number of relights. Flavor is mild to medium. Good, solid smoke, compares very well to cigars that cost $12 or more per stick at the neighborhood tobacconist. Consistency is better than some popular brands of "fine" cigars. They get better after a few days in the humidore. I'll be ordering more.


5.00

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Cannot beat JR Alternatives

jfmkw on 07/18/15

You cannot beat JR Alternative cigars This is an excellent cigar at a fraction of the price of the real thing. I highly recommend


4.25

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Not to shabby

jb712 on 09/12/15

Not bad for 2 bucks a stick


4.75

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My everyday smoke!

RMyrvold on 10/23/15

I have been enjoying this JR Alternative for several years now and have made it my everyday smoke. It is well made, consistent, nice taste and affordable.


2.50

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Price Busters

Don Julio on 07/25/15

the more you smoke the more you need this cigar. If you are like me, you enjoy a fine cabin cigar. Unfortunately that cigar comes with a hearty price tag, when you can get it. This cigar is not a cabin cigar, but for the price, I can justify smoking a lot of them and not have to worry about filing for bankruptcy. The are above average for the price.


3.00

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Great for the price

Jimelvis on 05/28/15

Any negative things I might say have to be weighed with the great price. I get an inconsistent burn on about 1 out of 4 of the Mont #2. Sometimes with holes burning through well in to the middle of the cigar. I continue to buy them because I can deal with the problems for that price


4.25

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Great price.

Ksm518 on 07/29/15

Was a very nice cigar for a very good deal! Torpedos are my favorite and to have this option is just incredible. Good flavor and slow burn.


4.25

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DAILY SMOKE

lostdog@bresnan.net on 09/10/15

Good and consistent daily smoke


3.00

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Pass

Buonin on 01/25/16

Decent smoke, but the cigars are dark wrapper color not like pic and very small in size. Not worth the price.


4.00

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Good bargain

vieuxcarre on 01/11/16

Nice price on a reliable smoke! For around tow dollars, they are hard to beat and better than many of the other JR. Alternatives


3.75

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Close, but not quite there

Msatz99 on 07/05/15

A pleasant smoke, but I wouldnt call it a number 2 alternative. The wrapper on this particular cigar had a number of holes in it. Looks like a beetle got into this one. It wasn't enough to hurt the draw, but there was some smoke escaping. Overall a good choice for the budget smoker and a good choice to pack up the humidor with a smoke for your friends who never bring their own.


5.00

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Update: Still great

K-Bob on 01/07/16

I'm updating my review, below. Today I received my third bundle of these cigars. I also visited my local cigar shop (a high-quality place) and bought two genuine Montecristo #2 cigars (retail cost: $21/ea). I smoked one of the genuines and one of the alts. The flavor was strikingly similar. I enjoyed them both very much, but I enjoyed the alt slightly more. (Possibly because the alts are a larger ring size, giving a thicker smoke.) Anyway, I will continue ordering these regularly. I really enjoy them. For the price, you can't beat 'em.


4.75

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Smooooth smoke.

rsiii on 07/09/15

Such a smooth smoke, burns well, and flavors similar to the Cuban Monte 2. A little soft in construction, but very flavorful cigar with no harshness whatsoever. A new cigar in my daily rotation.


2.00

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Terrible!!

Conman on 12/22/15

Are you serious?? No MC2 flavor... None !!


5.00

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montecristo #2

dwm4par@aol.com on 10/05/15

Cigar smoked somewhat fast, possibly it was rolled loosely.


4.00

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Good for the money!

Salmo Trutta on 10/14/15

These are no Fuente but are very good for the money! I will buy again.


4.00

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Can't beat it for the price!

Jim from Buffalo on 04/03/16

Sure, I've enjoyed the $8.00-$15.00/cigar on multiple occasions but when it comes to the best bang for the buck, you can't beat JR Alternatives. Wonderful taste, draw and great overall construction. My Monticecristo #2 Alternative is my go to everyday smoke


3.25

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fair

jimmyz on 11/10/15

Good cigar for yard work or tinkering in the garage


4.00

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Not bad for the money

Love cig . on 11/10/15

I have paid a lot more money for other cigars and I haven't come close to this I'm been looking for a every day cigar and I think I found it thank Jr .


4.25

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I like these!

Chris on 12/07/15

Right out of the bundle I am really enjoying this stick. 1.5 inch white ash. Good flavors with a medium to long finish. Medium to full through the 2/3. Then it went and stayed solid medium. Not to bad.


3.75

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Light 'em Up

Mike D on 08/28/15

Great Value.This is one you don't mind sharing with friends at around $2.00/stick.It has good draw ,burns well and nice flavor.you think you were smoking a $7:00-8:00 cigar.On my second bundle in 2 months.


5.00

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JRMO2

Brian Fitzpatrick on 12/29/15

truly great cigar


4.75

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JR Cuban Alternative Montecristo #2

Robert on 01/08/16

Although the price of this cigar has risen about 29% over the last several, this JR Alternatve remains one of the best values around. I always keep a supply in my humidor, and when I share them with friends, they are amazed by the flavor and overall quality of this cigar.


3.75

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Jrmo2

Sal on 02/26/16

Good cigar for its price. I have been smoking these cigar for some time and 90% of the time I have really been pleased by the consistency of cigar.


4.25

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Nice daily go to cigar!

Nelson on 03/07/16

A great consistently go to cigar with a great draw, great burn and flavor!


2.25

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Not what I expected

cigardad512 on 07/02/16

Have heard about these Alternatives for years, and decided to finally give them a try. I should have saved my money. They are hot, construction is barely passable and they canoe.


4.75

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Great Deal

john on 04/06/16

best cigar ever for the price. Has been my favorite for a while.


4.00

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Worth the price

Bill in VA on 04/12/16

Good value. Smokes well.


4.00

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agree with the rest

mykie1 on 04/23/16

great cigar for the every day smoke burns even good draw cant beat the price bin doing these a long time montecristo #2


4.00

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Nice Cigar

Stray on 05/02/16

Good flavor, aroma, draw, and burn. All around good smoke and for the price, you can't beat it. Some minor canoeing on a couple from the bundle, but all in all, well worth the money.


4.00

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JR Monticristo #2

RHH on 05/06/16

Excellent for the price. Will buy more.


5.00

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Cuban Alternative Montecristo

Roger W on 05/08/16

I have been ordering JR Cigar Cuban Alternative Montecristo for a couple of years and have not been disappointed. A very nice smoke.


5.00

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Amazing

Smarcum4281 on 05/17/16

I was very surprised at how close it actually was! I have many numbers 2's and if you're a fan give these a smoke.


5.00

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Close to the original

smarcum on 05/27/16

What a great smoke and a real value for the price. This is my new go to. Great job.


1.75

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Okay but wouldn't purchase again

Tim on 05/27/16

Burn uneven


4.50

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Great cigar for the money

Infidel on 06/19/16

Great smoke easy to light and stays together gonna let the rest age for a while


4.25

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My daily smoke.

GaDawg on 06/24/16

For the price, this is a good cigar. It's become my daily smoke. Very smooth, medium smoke. I run into the occasional cigar with a firm draw, which is my only real complaint. Overall, very good, especially for the price.


4.00

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Worth

FJB on 07/04/16

Great smoke for an outstanding price. The burn was consistent, draw was great and constructed well. This will be one of my "go to" cigar.