JR Alternative

Montecristo DR No. 2 · 6 × 52 JRMX2

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The JR Alternative to the Montecristo DR No. 2 cigar is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a really great top-quality premium cigar for much less. Handmade with the 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 whyJR Alternative cigars have been our best-selling brand for decades.
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5.00

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GREAT SMOKE - GOOD VALUE

maxNC on 07/17/15

Great smoke and good value. One of my favorites. I definitely recommend this one


4.50

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Excellent value.

Catmatt on 06/08/15

These cigars are very good. I bought 250 for a golf tournament favor. They were very well received.


5.00

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Monte # 2

Slim205 on 06/09/15

Awesome sticks. As with all other JR Alternatives, you get way more than you pay for!! Whether you buy these for golf, cutting the grass, fishing or simply for pairing with a nice bourbon by the fire, you can't beat this stick!


5.00

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No 2 is No 1!

Chasrw on 06/22/15

Smooth and refreshing smoke. Tight construction and an easy draft makes this ideal for the back porch with a dry martini after a long hard day. Perfect for the golf course because it never goes out.


3.50

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Great buy

Smokeshow on 07/02/15

Very good alternative. Has good wrap and flavor well packed cigar. Would recommend to all casual cigar smokers


5.00

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great cigar

Ussbdh on 09/17/15

outstanding for the price. never a bad issue with a single stick


4.75

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Lovin' them

Nick from Beech Mountain on 09/16/15

Just love this cigar while playing golf, or at home with best friend and a beer


4.75

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what value

Will McGrorty on 09/03/15

What a great value for the money .. Outstanding flavor and it had a great draw from start to finish


4.00

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Excellent Smoke

Dray on 06/09/15

Outstanding cigar. This is one of my "go to" cigars at JR. A great smoke. Most highly recommend.


5.00

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JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2

Mike on 08/19/15

I have smoked hundreds of different cigars over decades, and the JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2 stands out as the best value for the money. A consistently great smoke!


4.50

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Take the band off and fool your friends!

Cigarsmkr1 on 06/14/15

I buy this stick because I get a quality smoke for less. A friend told me about these and I've been totally satisfied. I've found this to be true with almost all the JR Alternatives. And it's an affordable way to try different brands without paying the higher prices.


4.50

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Great cigar for the price

Citizen Ceb on 06/24/15

This has become my "go to" cigar from JR. A very good smoke.


3.50

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montecristo

light66 on 07/03/15

You can't go wrong with jr-alternative-cigars. These montecristo are a good smoke. Good quality, good tasting and the right price.


4.25

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Well constructed and a real treat!

Lazy Mike on 05/14/15

Another JR hit... can't beat it for money. Generally good draw and smooth.


3.50

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Meh, it's not for me

lohmand on 06/17/15

Not too impressed with this. The flavor was just okay, the draw was fine, but you could readily tell that this was an "alternative to" cigar, not the real thing. Won't be getting it again.


4.25

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knock off a knock out!

Lrod12345 on 07/13/15

Good cigar, very close to original.


5.00

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JR Alternative Smokes Surprise!

CigarExtremist305 on 09/06/15

While traveling on I-75 Northbound ran into the JR Billboards and paid them an inspection visit. Bought a 20-bundle of these JR Alternatives Mild Cigars not really knowing what to expect. I should of lit one up on the premises, because they were remarkable and I've would have walked back in and bought up their shelf stock of these. At the JR store, a 2 bundle purchase would have gotten me 10 free cigars too. I've just placed a 3 bundle order but online it appears they don't have the enticing freebie offer. Bummer... These are excellent smokes, I recommend them.


4.00

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good buy

mrf0324 on 06/18/15

like the price


4.75

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JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2 · 6 × 52

MooseCigar on 08/15/15

Very well constructed medium bodied cigar. For the price you can't go wrong.


2.25

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Not right for me.

bbqman on 11/30/15

Looking for a low price 'everyday' cigar. This is not it. Flavor is only OK and the draw is not what I was hoping for. I guess you grt what you pay for...back to the Padron 3000 for me.


5.00

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JR Alternative - Montecristo DR No. 2 (JRMX2)

Bob on 10/20/15

Absolute best cigar value! I have smoked hundreds of brands over the past 40 years and continue to try new ones, but the JR Alternative Monticristo No. 2 DR remains the very best...regardless of cost or cigar rating! Interesting, I've had other cigar smokers (strangers) stop me on the street in different cities to ask me if it is a Monticristo because of the shape and smell. I tell them it is a JR Alternative, and they are surprised.


5.00

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Alternative Montecristo #2 is out of this world

Smoky 305 on 10/24/15

I've tried a few a couple alternative cigars from J& R and this one is ky favorite so far. The cigar is tasty, smooth burning and the drag is excellent. It is my favorite alternative so far. I've purchased close to 200 of these cigars and have no complaints. If you have tried OTHER ALTERNATIVES that match this one, I'd like to know which one.......


5.00

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Best Bang For The Buck

Mark on 09/02/15

Kudos JR Cigars! These are my go to cigars now; they are a great smoke, burn nice and are way worth the money. It is hard to fathom how much money I am saving. Give em a shot!


4.00

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We're talking substitute at low cost: GOOD

tscdave on 12/12/15

Great value product. I enjoy while cutting the grass or wrapping up a round of golf. Do not confuse this with a real Monte, but a less expensive alternative.


5.00

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JR Alternative Montecristo DR NO 2 - A great everyday cigar!

clk_rick on 12/07/15

I've been searching for a cigar that mimicked my favorite Montecristo and found it the JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2. The cigar burns cleanly, the flavor is consistent from start to finish and the draw is excellent. The construction of the cigar is also excellent. This is a cigar that I will be purchasing often, as a very good, everyday cigar.


4.00

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What the fake Cuban guys should be selling

Cuban lover on 09/15/15

This is the cigar that all those fake Cuban sellers should be selling us. It's no replacement for a true Cuban Mintecristo but it is close enough that who would question them? And for the rest of us, at two bucks a stick, it's a great value.


5.00

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Good smoke

Doc Pepper on 01/10/16

Never smoked a monte, but I sure like these. Will be buying more.


4.50

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Best in show!!

Rocketteman on 09/13/15

Great taste for alt cigar!!😎Would share this smoke with a friend anytime. Very mild and consistent smoking experience!.


5.00

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Awesome "smoke" and very affordable.

Smoking305 on 09/09/15

While on vacation, I drove on I-75 and noticed a billboard advertising J&R. So I wanted to see what they had. Their friendly staff recommended the J&R Alternative Montecristo #2. I only bought a bundle of 20 because I wasn't familiar with it. It was so good, that now I'm placing an order for 3 bundles. I highly recommend this "smoke". It's smooth, tasty and consistent through and through.


4.50

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jr alternate, monte #2

jklookn on 12/06/15

very nice, smooth ,mild smoke. Great price. I bought a bundle, then ordered 2 more Nothing like the cuban I had in Mexico but nice smoke


4.50

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An excellent choice for torpedo lovers!

DrFiber on 02/02/16

These are a part of my regular orders. I normally mix it up with a few different socks on fishing days. I always pack a couple of these on each outing. Never get tired of them. Get some. You won't regret it.


4.25

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Good smoke for the price

Jaxbchrob on 11/28/15

Great cigar for smoking during the day when you don't want to waste an expensive smoke


4.00

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nice

jaws of the dmv on 11/24/15

nice cigar, second order, will order more for xmas


5.00

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quality smoke

james from woodbridge on 11/21/15

Very enjoyable smoke. It gets better as it burns down. It's a must for the humidor and great for handing out to guests without breaking the bank.


3.25

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Golf smoker

Golf smoker on 08/10/15

I started buying these cigars because my son in law was smoking my pricier cigars. I bought them when I knew he was going to visit. I smoked one and I started smoking them regularly. I hope they continue to be economical.


2.00

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Not that great

Joe dirt on 08/09/15

I was not impressed. The burn was very inconsistent and would go out on you.


3.00

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Cuban Alternatives

Don Julio on 08/02/15

The Montecristo number 2 Alternative is a great smoke for the money. It has a good flavor and the a good draw. Great as an everyday all around cigar.


4.00

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JR Alternative Monticristo DR Number 2

Beef Stew on 07/27/15

The JR Alternative Monticristo DR Number 2 is a mild smoke with a consistent draw and clean ash. It is not a flavor bomb but makes a great golf course or yard cigar. It is a good value for the price point.


4.25

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As Advertised!

Doug from Brighton Michigan on 11/19/15

A friend offered my first JR knock-off M.C. #2, knowing I liked the original. I found it to be as advertised, however, I have found other suppliers' clones to diminish in satisfaction the further I got into the box. Not so these JRs; I'll let you know if they hold up through out the bundle. So far, so good.


3.25

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not what i expected

Missing something on 11/18/15

Had a bitter after affect, not like a real Montecristo


3.50

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JR. Sly Montecristo 2

BigF on 07/09/15

Good cigar for the price. I did find a wide variety in draw and a number of cigars burned very uneven. Flavor was good on most cigars but some were very flat and almost tasteless.


3.75

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Monte #2

jr alternative montercristo DR #2 on 07/03/15

This is my go to cigar. Hard to beat for the money.


3.50

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Why pay more....

Acme on 11/13/15

Consistent and dependable, nothing close to it in this price range.


3.25

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So-so

Topspin43 on 11/10/15

I'm a little disappointed. Read so many great reviews that my expectations were high. I smoked about 5 already and they are not rolled too tightly. The draw is actually too easy and the cigars burn hot. I'm going through one in 20-25 minutes. I'm going to try and leave them in the humidor a little longer. The taste is not very complex. Good lawn mowing cigar for a lil over a buck a piece. Definately not a Monte White.


4.50

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One of the best torpedoes JR has to offer.

Gunslinger on 11/02/15

These are very nice cigars. I have ordered them multiple times, and have them on order again


4.50

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Smooth Smoke

Tony on 11/02/15

This is a nice, smooth smoke, and you cannot beat the price .


1.00

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Dried out cigars

Jake on 12/26/15

Very disappointed because they were very dry. The first two I took out of the box crumbled. Usually buy these and they are very good.


4.50

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Why spend big bucks?

CigarSmkr1 on 12/19/15

Mild to medium in strength this is a great stick for the money. It's my "everyday" cigar with great taste for under $2.


5.00

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one of my fav's

greybeard57 on 10/12/15

This is my night time relaxer, very mild, nice over all cigar


4.50

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Git ya some

Bass Man on 10/12/15

This is one fine cigar. Good,even burn with an easy draw. Hints of honey nuts and just a bit of spice to make each puff a delight. Good from the first light to the thumb burn.


4.25

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A great, smooth all around cigar. For Cheap!

G. Eagle on 10/02/15

Great cheap every day smoke. Mowing the lawn? Light one up. Washing the car? Light one up. I like a really great cigar every now and then, but this is my cheap everyday smoke.


5.00

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Jim Review

Jim on 09/20/15

Nice smooth smoke.


5.00

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Goes GREAT with my Nescafe instant coffee.

BurnMoneySlowly305 on 09/15/15

Awesome with a capital A. Definitely will buy again.