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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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.


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.


4.25

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jakeinhilo on 04/04/18

very happy with this purchase, excellent cigars, exceptional value. The first one I smoked was perfect, no issues at all. great draw, good smoke, mild to medium taste, almost a medium strength. these are premium long filler, burned 2 inches before ashing. could not be more stoked with my first purchase ever from JR


4.00

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Great value

druss300 on 03/25/18

It's a great everyday cigar. I would class it as mild, rather than medium. A wonderful value.


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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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


1.25

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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.


2.00

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Quality of these cigars have gone way down

bishopt on 04/17/18

the quality of these cigars have gone way down, while the price gradually increases up. This was my go to cigar. I will be looking for another brand and not getting these any more:( They switched tobaccos and wrappers for these cigars.


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.


2.25

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poor

mac on 04/15/18

falls apart , not happy at all


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


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.


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.


4.25

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jakeinhilo on 04/04/18

very happy with this purchase, excellent cigars, exceptional value. The first one I smoked was perfect, no issues at all. great draw, good smoke, mild to medium taste, almost a medium strength. these are premium long filler, burned 2 inches before ashing. could not be more stoked with my first purchase ever from JR


5.00

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Great cigar

Storman43 on 07/23/17

Good construction, nice burn , great flavor