Friday, April 15, 2005

JR Ultimate Corona (JR Alternative)
Size: 5.62" x 46
Price: $1.05 (comes in bundles of 20)

It doesn’t make any sense to me that JR Cigars makes an "alternative" to its own line. The alternatives are a little cheaper, but c’mon… it’s gotta be the exact same cigar!

Like almost all the JR Alternatives, this is a well-constructed cigar. No problems with burning too fast or unraveling or loose leaf bits on the tongue. But be forewarned: This is a heavy pungent cigar! It’s similar to the Montecruz but it’s not bitter and doesn’t leave me with a stomach ache. I’ve loaned some to friends – who seem to fall into the "love it" or "hate it" camps. I’m not sure I could smoke them all the time, but they seem to fit when I’m in the right moods.

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