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Montecristo DR No. 2 It does seem that it might be a crap-shoot to buy JR!! Maybe this will be a message to management. Improve or go away! 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have smoked these for years. I usually purchase in house but this time I ordered online. The delivery came promptly via 2 day shipping though I selected standard. I was pleasantly surprised with that. The cigars were a little dry perhaps that is part of getting them shipped. I have since put them in humidor and they smoke fine. Good cigars for the price. I'm very happy that JR gives military discount. Thank you guys! 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I ordered the JR Best of Alternatives and found this one to be mild & smooth with good flavor. Only drawbacks: Had to relight a couple of times had correction issues & the ash was all over the place. I still enjoyed it because the flavor was nice which is always my first priority. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Horrible burn four cigars in and each one unenjoyable! When they do stay lit for a while the draw is so light I check whether it's lit again. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 The 3 last orders have ended up in the garbage can. J R brand has gone way down in quality. NO MORE JR Brand. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great value for an everyday cigar! Excellent golf course cigar. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 burn terrible every one in the 3 bundle s--ked price kept going up. Never will buy again!!!! 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Consistency is down from 90% to 80%. This has always been a great cigar for me. There have been a few bad ones in a bundle now there seem to be more bad ones. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Got one in a sampler and exceeded my expectations. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Poor construction. Skunky taste. There is a reason they cost what they do. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These stogies are good for the $ but I’m damm tired of buying dry and brittle smokes from jrcigars.com. I never buy premium smokes from these people b/c of the awful stale conditions my cigars arrive in 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Got some in a sampler pack. Al wrappers split after being lit less than 5 minutes. Tasted horrible any way. Fortunately the others in the sampler were good. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Can't go wrong with the price. Great value. Bought these after watching one of Nick's videos. Good smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 My favorite JR cigar. Smooth amd tasty. Everyday smoke for sure. Been smoking these for quite a bit now 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I call this my work cigar. Decent price and hard to beat. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This cigar tastes pretty good but burn terribly. Many burn down one side and you can't even light the non burning side. After a third of the cigar is smoked they come apart. Only a couple of the whole bundle have smoked decently. No way it tastes like a Monty. Most have pinholes in them and are wrapped very tight. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Didn't get a good bundle. Many unraveled and all had a draw so easy it was like sucking through a straw. I've bought these before and they were good cigars for the money but this batch was lousy. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 A dcent cigar for the price 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice earthy. Full bodied (for me) and no bitterness. I bought it on sale; not sure if I would pay full price. Still a very good cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have smoked the JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2 for at least 4 years and maybe 5. When I first started they had a nice aroma a nice tobacco flavor and not much in the way of nicotine and NO Pepper. Yesterday I completed a short series from 1 of the 2 last bundles I received. I call it a series because suddenly a month ago I noticed pepper in the blend. I also noticed that the flavor had pretty much disappeared along with the aroma. I believe that this blend has changed and pepper has been added. I noticed in the last smoke that the aroma started to come in about half way through but the flavor (if even still there) is completely obscured by the pepper. I am disappointed that such a flagship (as this cigar was in my mind) has changed in such a negative way. I am rethinking my stock since I believe this cigar is now a lost cause. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Today I lit up side by side the JR Alternative MC #2 and a 'real' Montecristo #2. I wanted to see for myself how these two cigars compared. Both cigars had a very good draw. the JR Alt had a slightly darker wrapper. the smoke output was nearly identical in both cigars. The 'real' MC #2 had a noticeable white pepper to the flavor while the JR Alt was more smooth and floral. The burn of the ash was nearly identical in color all the way through. I had to retouch the real MC #2 twice due to the wrapper burning slightly wonky no retouch was needed on the JR Alt. The JR Alt did burn slightly faster than the real MC #2 but I am sure this is because of the mixed filler. The real MC#2 also had a few slight flavor shifts with the white pepper going in and out back to the more floral notes while the JR Alt had no flavor shifts and was consistent with the floral notes all the way to the end For me the difference in price is just not there for the extra 5 minutes of smoking time the real MC #2 offered. For this cigar the JR Alt won out and I will buy again. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This Jr alternative is fantastic. Wright Construction great flavor great draw. I didn't pay a whole lot for these as you know and I think I've got some kind of wonderful special. They're so good that if I took the label off of them and handed them to somebody that mother only knew their cigars they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and a Monte Cristo. I will order more and more and more. Fill your box with JR alternatives you won't go wrong. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice job JR. Wonderful construction with a structured even burn. Smooth and mellow flavor. Certainly a bargain that I will partake in again and again. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Excellent for the value. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Hey this is a great cigar I just ordered another bundle of 20 JR cigars are some of the best cigars for their price on the market today 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have tried others that are cheaper and I have tried others more expensive. I keep coming back to these because they can't be beat 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Been a favorite for years. Haven't foggiest idea how a genuine Montecristo tastes but if as good as JR No. 2 it'd be unwise to waste money...uninterested keeping up with the Jones. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is so much better than you might expect at a price that cannot be beat. This cigar has rich satisfying flavors! 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is a great smoke doe the price and I would buy it again. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very nice smoke one of the best deals out there Will be buying more of these for sure. Thanks JR 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are better than a lot of the super premiums I've had! You absolutely cannot beat the price. Do yourself a favor and top off your humidor with these excellent Alternatives. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good lord what a wonderful cigar! Draw is almost always perfect flavor is always perfect very nutty construction is flawless never any unraveling. His is the first cigar I ever smoked and it's so good I don't think I'll ever need to try a Davidoff or any other expensive cigars. Just wonderful! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Loved these. Excellent smoke at a great price. Well made and great flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I'veordered these twice after purchasing in Burlington and never disappointed. Can't beat for the price. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These cigars are inconsistent in every way. Stay away. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Flawless product. Taste is to die for silky smooth flavors with a little bit of honey. Draw is perfect not too tight or loose. Lasts a good hour and fifteen minutes. and you can beat the price. Just an absolutely wonderful cigar. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 My favorite of the JR Alternatives (and I've tried several). Don't tee off without one... 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is my first cigar not counting the dried-out Cuban my uncle gave me that I smoked in five minutes. It seemed to be constructed very well and the draw was perfect. Since I'm new to the cigar world I couldn't taste any pepperieness or anything of the sort. It seemed to be realativly mild and was very enjoyable. Good cigar I would recommend. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are great cigars for the money.Smooth consistent and satisfying. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Just a great smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic cigar -- my go to #1 choice for daily smoking pleasure. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I just started smoking cigars again several months ago. I have been trying different brands sizes shapes and strengths. This by far is my favorite now. Nice easy draw rich but mild flavor and even burn. This has to be the best 2 buck cigar out there. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice enough alternative for when you're doing work around the yard or garage. One of my go to's on Saturday afternoons. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Would give this smoke a solid 88. Picked up a bundle at the local JR's. Construction and appearance was great. Sticks were uniformly firm but slightly dry nothing a little rest in the humidor did't correct. Draw and burn very good with cigar lasting aprox 45 mins to an hour light grey firm ash. Taste could have used a little more (mild to medium) but very pleasant hints of sweetness coffee leather ceder and earth. Humidor definitely has a spot for them reserved. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 best cigar for the money I have ever smoked. Mild but good flavor Well constructed and burns perfectly. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 One of my favorite Alternatives. In my opinion it stacks up well against its namesake. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 The JR Alternative Monte #2 has been constantly exceptional for the price. I would put it up against many brand name cigars out there today at only 20% of their costs. Excellent value and excellent smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 smoking these for yrs cant afford pricey these are the best everyday gars 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 For the price this is a very good cigar. It's always on my order list 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic smoke and a great value! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I thought the JR Alternative Ashton Double Magnums and the Macanudo Hyde Parks were good.... as well as the Connecticut Nub alternatives from another site. But these.... I'M IN LOVE. Finally found my affordable regular. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic as always!! Great smoke!!! I've been disappointed with a few of the big name brands over the past couple of years but the Alt's have been spot on and consistent. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I've only smoked two but they were very enjoyable like the flavor construction was awesome my kind of cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 By far my favorite JR Alternative cigar! It is well constructed a even consistent burn and smooth taste right till the finish. Great with in the morning or afternoon with a fresh coffee brewsky.... 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar for the price. Would like to see more consistency from cigar to cigar. Also have a big problem with shipping charges given the fact that shipping charges should be going down given the energy prices. Need to fix this fast. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very good smoke good draw and a nice mellow flavor which just happens to be what I like. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Never smoked a monte but I sure like these. Will be buying more. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Consistent and dependable nothing close to it in this price range. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are very nice cigars. I have ordered them multiple times and have them on order again 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is my night time relaxer very mild nice over all cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is one fine cigar. Goodeven 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice smooth smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 outstanding for the price. never a bad issue with a single stick 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Just love this cigar while playing golf or at home with best friend and a beer 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Awesome with a capital A. Definitely will buy again. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great taste for alt cigar!!😎Would share this smoke with a friend anytime. Very mild and consistent smoking experience!. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 What a great value for the money .. Outstanding flavor and it had a great draw from start to finish 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 You can't go wrong with jr-alternative-cigars. These montecristo are a good smoke. Good quality good tasting and the right price. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very good alternative. Has good wrap and flavor well packed cigar. Would recommend to all casual cigar smokers 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 like the price 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These cigars are very good. I bought 250 for a golf tournament favor. They were very well received. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This was my first JR Alternative that came with the my b.y.o sampler (I totally suggest getting a sampler it's worth it!) This stick had awesome construction even burn and stayed lit. Ash was very light and flaked but stayed consistent. The first and second portion was creamy and sweet. Very light and mellow body. The end of the cigar had a cashew/almond taste. It wasn't too complex and it wasn't too simple! I like it! 👍 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I've been buying these for a couple of years and I still enjoy them. Consistent always burn well taste on the milder side but that's good. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I've spent 10x the price on other cigars that were not this well constructed. Thus far they are consistent in construction and flavor. These are a little too peppery to be a Cuban Monte and a little bit stronger. The flavor not as well rounded but I didn't expect it to be. It's a good cigar. For the price.... it's a great cigar. -Draw was perfect. Not tight but didn't feel hollow - that said I'm only sensitive about tight draws. -Construction was great. Thus far better than most. I'd only give a 5-star to Bolivar and (believe it or not) Roma Craft. -Flavor was good. I was not expecting a well rounded cuban flavor but I was hoping it was a little more creamy and not as peppery, instead this was the opposite but it has a good flavor. -Consistency is great thus far. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice smooth and consistent smoke. Great value. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 very nice alternative smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Almost tastes like a Cuban; JR Alternatives are my everyday smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great Smoke for the Price 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 execellent daily cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Excellent especially for the price 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great Stick considering price. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have been smoking the JRMX2 for years and with much pleasure, however this last shipment was NOT the same! It was a different shape, different colored wrapper and harsh to smoke. I tried to smoke several to make sure I would give it a fair chance. Each one was the same … harsh and the wrapper on each, unraveled immediately! What happened! After several phone calls to JR, all customer service stated the same; "There was no new suppliers" on these cigars. I made a photo copy of both the old and new, side by side, and it clearly shows the difference! I included this photo, with a letter to customer service, and the 2 remaining bundles and was told I would get a credit. These clearly are NOT the same cigars I have been smoking for years! Very disappointed, Chuck Bailey San Diego, Ca 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 They were dry when they arrived and the outer leaf was constantly falling off and coming apart. Let them say in the humidor for a few days and still didn’t help and they also burned too fast. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I ordered a 20-pack of these on the clever marketing tactic of JR Cigars linking these to Montecristo #2s. Anyone who has had the pleasure of smoking Montecristo #2s knows them simply as among the finest cigars in the world; smoking one is indeed one of the finest pleasures in the world, as you experience a journey through both tasting notes and the feeling in the gut and in the head that Cuban cigars are known for. Comparing these JR pyramids to Montecristo #2s is a bit of a misnomer. The JR construction of these pyramids is sketchy, these cigars are rough around the edges, and they would never pass for Habanos export quality. A humidor sommelier would reject 50-75% of these on a generous day. Smoking one in their current state is at first a curious thing, then quickly becomes a burden, and the last 1/4 of the cigar you simply want to let die a natural death on the ashtray. The flavor profile is relatively mild, and besides the inconsistencies during the burn, there’s nothing particularly noteworthy or interesting. So if these don’t compare to a Montecristo, how can they be judged? To me, you judge these as $3 handmade cigars, and by that metric, these are a great value. Take them out of the cellophane, remove the labels, and place them in a cedar-based humidor, and after proper aging—say 7-10 months—you’ll have the best value cigar possible. I plan to age mine for several years. After that amount of time, the moisture should help with the construction shortfalls, and the flavor profile should become more uniform and elegant. My rating of 3 stars is based on their potential after aging, and as value in the forefront. But be warned: even with aging, you won’t be able to turn these flank steaks into filet mignon, which is to say you’ll never think you’re smoking a Montecristo #2. But for $3 a pop, that’s hardly the bar to cross. Can you think of a better way to spend $3? I can’t. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar, not harsh for me 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great value for the pirce 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Been smoking these for years. Mild, but flavorful; easy draw and consistent construction. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great Cigar Great Price 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good everyday cigar (with my bourbon ). 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Cooler was great 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Flavorful full-bodied great every day smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 All in all a good smoke for a cheap price. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I really enjoyed these cigars. To me; they are the best JR Cigar available. Thank you JR for providing the fine cigar. Please keep up the great work. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 It lites good but not much for flavor. I have had better at JR’s there a great cigar company and I will keep buying from them 😎 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 sometimes you receive a bad bundle that burns unevenly 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Website very disappointing... 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Excellent economical alternative to Montecristo. Occasional hiccups in draw quality but overall pretty consistent and always flavorful. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 NOT FRESH THIS TIME 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Not bad for the price, just what pisses me off is the shipping. Takes forever and a day to receive 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Tough draw 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Smooth mild cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar in a pinch, but still prefer real Montecristos . 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Not as good as my Ashton alternative 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Was a gift 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good smoke for the price. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great cigar 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Wrappers very dry and peeling off 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 A fresh even draw cigar. Very good 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice everyday cigar 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fine cigar as expected. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice cigar for a nice price 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar, poor consistency 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good Cigar Some wrappers are dry and peel off when smoking Hoping humidor will help 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good stuff 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 smooth with rich finish 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 For the money, excellent stick with nice draw, some complex flavors and good roll. Perfect for golf course after first par. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good stuff 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good stuff 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good consistent cigar for the price 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Its a very good go to cigar for me and the price is right 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Excellent smoke 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I wasn't sent the correct cigars. I always order Montecito No.2 Red label. Are are black labe! And when you get.about halfway finished it falls apart. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 The entire bundle has been burning in the middle of the cigar. Poor draw. Not happy at all with the cigar 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Terrific value. Great taste and draw. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great deal. I thought I'd like to age a bundle or 2 but I keep smoking them as fast as a get them. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is a great medium flavored cigar for the price. It’s somewhat soft but burns without relighting pretty well. The best JR alternative out of the 4 I’ve tried. Will buy again. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 It does seem that it might be a crap-shoot to buy JR!! Maybe this will be a message to management. Improve or go away! 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have smoked these for years. I usually purchase in house but this time I ordered online. The delivery came promptly via 2 day shipping though I selected standard. I was pleasantly surprised with that. The cigars were a little dry perhaps that is part of getting them shipped. I have since put them in humidor and they smoke fine. Good cigars for the price. I'm very happy that JR gives military discount. Thank you guys! 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I ordered the JR Best of Alternatives and found this one to be mild & smooth with good flavor. Only drawbacks: Had to relight a couple of times had correction issues & the ash was all over the place. I still enjoyed it because the flavor was nice which is always my first priority. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Horrible burn four cigars in and each one unenjoyable! When they do stay lit for a while the draw is so light I check whether it's lit again. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 The 3 last orders have ended up in the garbage can. J R brand has gone way down in quality. NO MORE JR Brand. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great value for an everyday cigar! Excellent golf course cigar. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 burn terrible every one in the 3 bundle s--ked price kept going up. Never will buy again!!!! 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Consistency is down from 90% to 80%. This has always been a great cigar for me. There have been a few bad ones in a bundle now there seem to be more bad ones. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Got one in a sampler and exceeded my expectations. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Poor construction. Skunky taste. There is a reason they cost what they do. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These stogies are good for the $ but I’m damm tired of buying dry and brittle smokes from jrcigars.com. I never buy premium smokes from these people b/c of the awful stale conditions my cigars arrive in 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Got some in a sampler pack. Al wrappers split after being lit less than 5 minutes. Tasted horrible any way. Fortunately the others in the sampler were good. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Can't go wrong with the price. Great value. Bought these after watching one of Nick's videos. Good smoke. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 My favorite JR cigar. Smooth amd tasty. Everyday smoke for sure. Been smoking these for quite a bit now 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I call this my work cigar. Decent price and hard to beat. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This cigar tastes pretty good but burn terribly. Many burn down one side and you can't even light the non burning side. After a third of the cigar is smoked they come apart. Only a couple of the whole bundle have smoked decently. No way it tastes like a Monty. Most have pinholes in them and are wrapped very tight. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Didn't get a good bundle. Many unraveled and all had a draw so easy it was like sucking through a straw. I've bought these before and they were good cigars for the money but this batch was lousy. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 A dcent cigar for the price 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice earthy. Full bodied (for me) and no bitterness. I bought it on sale; not sure if I would pay full price. Still a very good cigar. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have smoked the JR Alternative Montecristo DR No. 2 for at least 4 years and maybe 5. When I first started they had a nice aroma a nice tobacco flavor and not much in the way of nicotine and NO Pepper. Yesterday I completed a short series from 1 of the 2 last bundles I received. I call it a series because suddenly a month ago I noticed pepper in the blend. I also noticed that the flavor had pretty much disappeared along with the aroma. I believe that this blend has changed and pepper has been added. I noticed in the last smoke that the aroma started to come in about half way through but the flavor (if even still there) is completely obscured by the pepper. I am disappointed that such a flagship (as this cigar was in my mind) has changed in such a negative way. I am rethinking my stock since I believe this cigar is now a lost cause. 2 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Today I lit up side by side the JR Alternative MC #2 and a 'real' Montecristo #2. I wanted to see for myself how these two cigars compared. Both cigars had a very good draw. the JR Alt had a slightly darker wrapper. the smoke output was nearly identical in both cigars. The 'real' MC #2 had a noticeable white pepper to the flavor while the JR Alt was more smooth and floral. The burn of the ash was nearly identical in color all the way through. I had to retouch the real MC #2 twice due to the wrapper burning slightly wonky no retouch was needed on the JR Alt. The JR Alt did burn slightly faster than the real MC #2 but I am sure this is because of the mixed filler. The real MC#2 also had a few slight flavor shifts with the white pepper going in and out back to the more floral notes while the JR Alt had no flavor shifts and was consistent with the floral notes all the way to the end For me the difference in price is just not there for the extra 5 minutes of smoking time the real MC #2 offered. For this cigar the JR Alt won out and I will buy again. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This Jr alternative is fantastic. Wright Construction great flavor great draw. I didn't pay a whole lot for these as you know and I think I've got some kind of wonderful special. They're so good that if I took the label off of them and handed them to somebody that mother only knew their cigars they wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this and a Monte Cristo. I will order more and more and more. Fill your box with JR alternatives you won't go wrong. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice job JR. Wonderful construction with a structured even burn. Smooth and mellow flavor. Certainly a bargain that I will partake in again and again. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Excellent for the value. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Hey this is a great cigar I just ordered another bundle of 20 JR cigars are some of the best cigars for their price on the market today 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I have tried others that are cheaper and I have tried others more expensive. I keep coming back to these because they can't be beat 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Been a favorite for years. Haven't foggiest idea how a genuine Montecristo tastes but if as good as JR No. 2 it'd be unwise to waste money...uninterested keeping up with the Jones. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is so much better than you might expect at a price that cannot be beat. This cigar has rich satisfying flavors! 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very nice smoke one of the best deals out there Will be buying more of these for sure. Thanks JR 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is a great smoke doe the price and I would buy it again. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are better than a lot of the super premiums I've had! You absolutely cannot beat the price. Do yourself a favor and top off your humidor with these excellent Alternatives. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Loved these. Excellent smoke at a great price. Well made and great flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good lord what a wonderful cigar! Draw is almost always perfect flavor is always perfect very nutty construction is flawless never any unraveling. His is the first cigar I ever smoked and it's so good I don't think I'll ever need to try a Davidoff or any other expensive cigars. Just wonderful! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I'veordered these twice after purchasing in Burlington and never disappointed. Can't beat for the price. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These cigars are inconsistent in every way. Stay away. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Flawless product. Taste is to die for silky smooth flavors with a little bit of honey. Draw is perfect not too tight or loose. Lasts a good hour and fifteen minutes. and you can beat the price. Just an absolutely wonderful cigar. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 My favorite of the JR Alternatives (and I've tried several). Don't tee off without one... 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is my first cigar not counting the dried-out Cuban my uncle gave me that I smoked in five minutes. It seemed to be constructed very well and the draw was perfect. Since I'm new to the cigar world I couldn't taste any pepperieness or anything of the sort. It seemed to be realativly mild and was very enjoyable. Good cigar I would recommend. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are great cigars for the money.Smooth consistent and satisfying. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Just a great smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic cigar -- my go to #1 choice for daily smoking pleasure. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I just started smoking cigars again several months ago. I have been trying different brands sizes shapes and strengths. This by far is my favorite now. Nice easy draw rich but mild flavor and even burn. This has to be the best 2 buck cigar out there. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice enough alternative for when you're doing work around the yard or garage. One of my go to's on Saturday afternoons. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Would give this smoke a solid 88. Picked up a bundle at the local JR's. Construction and appearance was great. Sticks were uniformly firm but slightly dry nothing a little rest in the humidor did't correct. Draw and burn very good with cigar lasting aprox 45 mins to an hour light grey firm ash. Taste could have used a little more (mild to medium) but very pleasant hints of sweetness coffee leather ceder and earth. Humidor definitely has a spot for them reserved. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 One of my favorite Alternatives. In my opinion it stacks up well against its namesake. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 best cigar for the money I have ever smoked. Mild but good flavor Well constructed and burns perfectly. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 The JR Alternative Monte #2 has been constantly exceptional for the price. I would put it up against many brand name cigars out there today at only 20% of their costs. Excellent value and excellent smoke 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 smoking these for yrs cant afford pricey these are the best everyday gars 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 For the price this is a very good cigar. It's always on my order list 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic smoke and a great value! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I thought the JR Alternative Ashton Double Magnums and the Macanudo Hyde Parks were good.... as well as the Connecticut Nub alternatives from another site. But these.... I'M IN LOVE. Finally found my affordable regular. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Fantastic as always!! Great smoke!!! I've been disappointed with a few of the big name brands over the past couple of years but the Alt's have been spot on and consistent. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I've only smoked two but they were very enjoyable like the flavor construction was awesome my kind of cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 By far my favorite JR Alternative cigar! It is well constructed a even consistent burn and smooth taste right till the finish. Great with in the morning or afternoon with a fresh coffee brewsky.... 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very good smoke good draw and a nice mellow flavor which just happens to be what I like. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good cigar for the price. Would like to see more consistency from cigar to cigar. Also have a big problem with shipping charges given the fact that shipping charges should be going down given the energy prices. Need to fix this fast. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Never smoked a monte but I sure like these. Will be buying more. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Consistent and dependable nothing close to it in this price range. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These are very nice cigars. I have ordered them multiple times and have them on order again 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is my night time relaxer very mild nice over all cigar 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This is one fine cigar. Goodeven 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice smooth smoke. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 outstanding for the price. never a bad issue with a single stick 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Just love this cigar while playing golf or at home with best friend and a beer 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Awesome with a capital A. Definitely will buy again. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great taste for alt cigar!!😎Would share this smoke with a friend anytime. Very mild and consistent smoking experience!. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 What a great value for the money .. Outstanding flavor and it had a great draw from start to finish 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 You can't go wrong with jr-alternative-cigars. These montecristo are a good smoke. Good quality good tasting and the right price. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Very good alternative. Has good wrap and flavor well packed cigar. Would recommend to all casual cigar smokers 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 like the price 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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. 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 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 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 These cigars are very good. I bought 250 for a golf tournament favor. They were very well received. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 They used to send them with a red and yellow band and they were a great value. Now I get black and yellow band and they are garbage 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 some cigars are not wrapped tight enough 3 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good stick for the money 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good Change-Up. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 20+ years and still my go to 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 mild and smooth. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great draw. Consistency great flavor 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Good even smoke, mild taste and I will continue to buy this. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 This cigar is a great bang for the buck. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Noticed that a few of them burned uneaven 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Nice and smooth smoke..!! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I enjoy this cigar very much and has become my go to cigar. Doesn't always burn evenly, but beyond that excellent! 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I was a little hesitant to order these, but when I got them they were individually wrapped and very fresh. I have had a couple that didn't burn evenly, but that just made me slow down and draw a little slower and enjoy the great flavor. 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I smoke these on the course and they are a great cigar for this purpose. Always fresh, stay lit, great draw! 4 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Hard to beat for the price. Great smoke. Nicely wrapped. Easy draw. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 Great smoke my # 1 go to smoke. Give them a try you will not be disappointed. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I was warned off of these cigars as being too "vanilla". I disagree. Lots of flavor and smooth smoke down to the end!! Grat value too. 5 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I purchased these many times in my early days with JR Cigars. Wanted the option of a decent smoke but a shorter time, I smoke a 6 x 60. I found the taste/flavor of the cigar was really off was not that pleasant at all. My next order for a lower price shorter duration smoke will not be these. 1 5 1
Montecristo DR No. 2 I was pleasantly surprised by these cigars. They arrived a couple days early and they were ready to spoke right away. This is the first time I ordered the JR Alternatives but I will buy another batch in the future. It had a good draw and good taste. I will buy them again and I plan on trying another JR Alternative blend again. 4 5 1

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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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