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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3.75

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Still A Good Cigar for the $$

Hot Corner on 07/13/18

I have been buying this cigar for 20 years. Its my "go to" smoke. I have notice the consistency/quality has declined recently though. I seem to be getting more "duds" per bundle. Either too tight or too loose. However, it is a great tasting smoke at a good price. The flavor is awfully close to the MC#2. Great daily smoke or golf cigar. I will continue to be a buyer until something better comes along.


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.


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


4.75

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Excellent smoke and value

VMG on 06/24/18

I am always skeptical about any cigar claiming to be like or attempting to approach a Cuban cigar, especially the Montecristo No. 2. That said, the cigar is fantastic. Is it like the real thing? Well...that depends on when you last had the real habano. If I were to compare it to the first no 2’s I smoked in the early 90’s, then I’d say absolutely no. However, my wife and I just shared a No. 2 from 2016-17 and it was very close. That said, it is an excellent smoke and you should not be deterred.


4.25

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Great

Pokerbob63 on 06/01/18

This is my favorite of the Alternative line. Well made, tasty and consistent year after year, you can't beat it got the price!


3.00

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Good cigar but...

Dan on 05/17/18

Good cigar, smooth taste. Sometime will get duds in bundle.


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.


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


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.


1.00

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Dont do it!

eddie on 05/31/18

DO NOT BUY THIS CIGAR!!! Absolute trash! Wrapped too tight, filled with stumps, branches and stems...even if you "rotor-rooter" them you MAY get eight out of the twenty pack that you can smoke. 50 bucks down the toilet...be warned!


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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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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Long White Ash

Hatchetman1314 on 07/17/18

Like VMG I am always skeptical of Cuban Monte #2 comparisons. I'm not going to make that comparison, because I had the exact same experience as VMG. Here's what makes JR's comparible to the Cuban, it is Med-Full, wrapped tight with a silky smooth wrapper, and it holds a long white ash up to 3". But you ain't gonna find no Cuban #2 5-pack for $11.40 USD.


4.75

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Tee 'er up!

J.Fry on 06/25/18

Perfect "on the golf course" stick!


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!!


3.75

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excellent

jebevan42 on 07/09/18

was a little leary of buying this brand. im usually by rocky patels. however, this was an excellent smoke.


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. :-)


1.50

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Made me think about quitting cigars

Roger A. on 08/12/18

Holes in the wrapper on several, and they all (so far) have almost instantly split. By the time I get it to light, it looks like it exploded. I hate to waste anything so I've resorted to wrapping them in a old big label with painters tape to keep it together for a few minutes. I wouldn't put my name on these.


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