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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2.25

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This use to be my best cigar

bishopt on 01/29/18

I am not sure if I got 2 bad batches or the quality of this cigar is declining. The price keeps rising while the quality has been declining. The last 2 batches over the last 4 months have been terrible. The leaf has been coming off, taste, construction and draw has been terrible, I hope I just got a couple of batches in my last 2 orders. This is my go to cigar.


3.75

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JR Alternative to Montecristo #2

twilkin650 on 07/28/17

I've only smoked a few non-Cuban Montecristos, and they were expensive cigars at around $300 per box. The JR Alernative #2's were bought during the recent $5 off sale so, they were in the $50 dollar a box range with shipping. The Alternative #2s were pretty well constructed cigars that I would rate as mild, rather than medium, and I agree with many reviewers here that they were good for the money spent. They are definitely not $300 dollar a box cigars, but neither are they the bottom of the barrel no-name cigars with the flavor of paper. I think that I will try to find a similar size pyramid with a little more complexity, but I certainly don't feel cheated given the money that I spent.


4.00

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Good daily smoker

Hhbah on 08/17/17

Good tasting cigar, seemed to burn evenly. I would buy again.


3.50

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WHAT HAPPENED?

wengak on 02/21/18

I am not sure if I simply received a "bad batch" or if the quality is declining for this cigar that I have always considered as a "go to.".The construction of the cigar is very good (i.e. consistent & even burn). I characterize the most recent blend flavor as "moderately harsh." Heretofore, it was always most mild & pleasurable.


2.50

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No Backbone

bbadinov on 01/27/18

This cigar was so mild, it was almost without character. I can’t say I was blown away. Not BAD, but either did it give any reason to linger over it. I will not likely order this again.


4.00

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JR Alternative Monte Cristo #2

feathersax on 01/18/18

Bought a bundle after a guy gave me one at the 2017 Smokin' in the Carolinas. Good cigar.


5.00

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Awesome cigar

Mac on 12/04/17

My favorite JR cigar. Smooth amd tasty. Everyday smoke for sure. Been smoking these for quite a bit now


1.00

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Never got my $5

Paddy on 11/11/17

Last time I submitted a review I never received my $5.00 gift certificate. Even after speaking to customer service. Should l really submit another?


4.00

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Montecristo alternative

SteveM on 10/10/17

The lot I received are almost Maduro. That said, I smoked one immediately when I received them instead of letting them season in the humidor. I was very happy with the stick. Nice medium body cigar that tasted quite nice for about the first 2/3rds of the stick. Construction was excellent. No cracking (must have been in a good spot in JRs humidor) tight wrap, excellent consistent burn with light gray ash throughout the length. The draw was no problem. For a little over $2 for the stick, it's five star. Compared to ALL cigars I'd give it about 3.9 (just shy of 4 stars). A super value! Will help my stash of Montecristo Whites last longer!


3.75

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Very nice

PDAKERS on 08/19/17

Very nice


2.50

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Montecristo DR No. 2 JR Alternative

Dave L on 02/14/18

Bought a bundle a while ago and JR offered on special so I bought again. Still have about 6 of the bundle left and out of those smoked most were very difficult to keep lit and the draw was poor


1.75

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not Monte Christo #2 alternatives????

dmccurdy418@gmail.com on 08/10/17

Have purchased this alternative many times...do not think I got them this time... they are a square shaped cigar, don't taste the same and they are square. Too bad, have always enjoyed them.


4.25

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Hard Draw Bundle

JB45 on 08/07/17

Great smoke and my every day go to. Last bundle was rolled to tight with hard draw. But one bundle out of many is somewhat acceptable. Will conti ue to buy.


1.25

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Bad Cigar

Nick on 02/13/18

Cigar does not hold a burn at all, had to consistently relight. Burns spicy and no flavor. Taste like burning leaves essentially.


5.00

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Great cigar

Storman43 on 07/23/17

Good construction, nice burn , great flavor


4.00

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I'm a big fan of the alternatives.

BkinAnnArbor on 07/22/17

I like the No 2. I even did a youtube vid on it. They r a really good cigar. They may not last as long as some but the generally taste fine burn fine and I'm pretty happy with em. I'm amazed that people complain when u consider the price.


5.00

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I like this cigar

Beller on 07/18/17

I like this cigar. I can't honestly compare it to the Montecristo, not being very familiar with that cigar, but this cigar stands on its own. Good solid construction, burns even throughout, draws well, and strikes, for me, the perfect place between mild and strong. Can't be beat for the price.


3.75

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Monte #s replacement....cool

Tequila Man on 07/15/17

Not bad, I do enjoy this style of smoke


4.25

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Smooth and ralxing

Wolfy on 07/14/17

I only had a few of these cigars from the bundle, but the draw and smoothness will make your knees buckle. I've tried 3-4 other JR Alternatives, and this is by far my favorite. So far each cigar has burned even and no problems with the wrapper coming away from the cigar, Well worth the price.


4.75

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Great Smoke

Gary K on 07/08/17

Definitely a must buy for my future orders For a reasonable price point I'm very impressed Better than a lot of major brands that seem to be living off past reputation Consistency from being to end