J R Cigars

★★★★☆
  • 301 State Rte 10

    Whippany, NJ 07981

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  • 973-884-9555

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I have used J R Cigars since their early inception on 6th Ave in NYC in the early 70's. Yes they have grown. Most of the sales help are quite knowledgeble, friendly, & eager to assist you.
Whippany NJ has the Montecristo Lounge a nice treat. The Fragrence shop area has a nice selection. General Mds. section Great bargains. The Wine shop has some very nice Ports. & other fine & reasnible priced bottles.The Parking is Great!
If you go to the 5th Ave store in NYC. Please ask for "Jerry" There isn't anything he doesn't know about Cigars.
Their on line Auction can be fun. Some Good buys too.
The only thing I really miss is in their Early days Lou Rothman used to write little stories in his catalougs..
Want a comparisum for cigars JR doesn't carry Try http://www.Cigarbid.com
Good Luck,
Lenny Waller NYC a 59 year old Cigar Smoker

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★★★★★

I have used J R Cigars since their early inception on 6th Ave in NYC in the early 70's. Yes they have grown. Most of the sales help are quite knowledgeble, friendly, & eager to assist you.
Whippany NJ has the Montecristo Lounge a nice treat. The Fragrence shop area has a nice selection. General Mds. section Great bargains. The Wine shop has some very nice Ports. & other fine & reasnible priced bottles.The Parking is Great!
If you go to the 5th Ave store in NYC. Please ask for "Jerry" There isn't anything he doesn't know about Cigars.
Their on line Auction can be fun. Some Good buys too.
The only thing I really miss is in their Early days Lou Rothman used to write little stories in his catalougs..
Want a comparisum for cigars JR doesn't carry Try http://www.Cigarbid.com
Good Luck,
Lenny Waller NYC a 59 year old Cigar Smoker

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I walked into JR Cigars' Whippany, NJ store, eager as a kid walking through the front gates of Disney World only to be deflated by dishonest business practices and horrible customer service.

I set aside an entire afternoon last Friday to parooz the aisles of this self anointed cigar institution and was initially impressed by the sheer size of the place. The building looks like a Costco. The walk-in humidor is the size of a football field with boxes lining the walls 20 feet high toward the ceiling. Incidental to the cigar shop is a beautiful smoking lounge with big comfy chairs, a bar with a pretty respectable menu (the service at the bar was actually excellent but, unfortunately, this review is of the cigar store), a wine store and an accessories shop that seems to cater to everything from humidors and cigar paraphernalia to clothing and much in between.

In carefully inspecting each aisle of the enormous humidor for good deals on old favorites or a compelling enticement to try something new, I came across what seemed like a good deal on a five pack of Gurkha Grand Reserve, a stick I've been meaning to try. The odd thing was that this stick normally comes in a wax sealed glass tube and these cigars were loose. So I asked the "expert" behind the counter if he was sure that this was indeed the Grand Reserve? I even pointed out that the reason I was asking was the absence of the glass tubes... With an attitude as though to suggest that I launched a personal insult at the guy, he assured me that if they are labeled "Grand Reserve", then they are the Grand Reserve.

So despite the guy behind the counter flashing me attitude, making me feel like I am wasting his valuable time and despite smelling a rat, I reluctantly inked up on the five pack only to discover as soon as I got back to my trusty laptop and conducted 2 minutes worth of research that, indeed, as I had thought, the Grand Reserve only comes in glass tubes, and the cigars I had been suckered into buying were, in fact, the less interesting and much less expensive Master's Select, which although share the same band as the Grand Reserve, are a much more modest stick. (If you're interested in the difference between the two I'll give you this hint: one of them is infused with $1600 a bottle Louise the XIII cognac.)

It is reprehensible for any store, let alone one as big as JR Cigars, to falsely label a $6 cigar and disguise it as a $12 cigar. So buyer beware.

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I walked into JR Cigars' Whippany, NJ store, eager as a kid walking through the front gates of Disney World only to be deflated by dishonest business practices and horrible customer service.

I set aside an entire afternoon last Friday to parooz the aisles of this self anointed cigar institution and was initially impressed by the sheer size of the place. The building looks like a Costco. The walk-in humidor is the size of a football field with boxes lining the walls 20 feet high toward the ceiling. Incidental to the cigar shop is a beautiful smoking lounge with big comfy chairs, a bar with a pretty respectable menu (the service at the bar was actually excellent but, unfortunately, this review is of the cigar store), a wine store and an accessories shop that seems to cater to everything from humidors and cigar paraphernalia to clothing and much in between.

In carefully inspecting each aisle of the enormous humidor for good deals on old favorites or a compelling enticement to try something new, I came across what seemed like a good deal on a five pack of Gurkha Grand Reserve, a stick I've been meaning to try. The odd thing was that this stick normally comes in a wax sealed glass tube and these cigars were loose. So I asked the "expert" behind the counter if he was sure that this was indeed the Grand Reserve? I even pointed out that the reason I was asking was the absence of the glass tubes... With an attitude as though to suggest that I launched a personal insult at the guy, he assured me that if they are labeled "Grand Reserve", then they are the Grand Reserve.

So despite the guy behind the counter flashing me attitude, making me feel like I am wasting his valuable time and despite smelling a rat, I reluctantly inked up on the five pack only to discover as soon as I got back to my trusty laptop and conducted 2 minutes worth of research that, indeed, as I had thought, the Grand Reserve only comes in glass tubes, and the cigars I had been suckered into buying were, in fact, the less interesting and much less expensive Master's Select, which although share the same band as the Grand Reserve, are a much more modest stick. (If you're interested in the difference between the two I'll give you this hint: one of them is infused with $1600 a bottle Louise the XIII cognac.)

It is reprehensible for any store, let alone one as big as JR Cigars, to falsely label a $6 cigar and disguise it as a $12 cigar. So buyer beware.

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This store has a very attentive and helpful staff. I needed help selecting cigars for my husband and the gentleman spent a lot of time asking questions and helping me pick just the right ones. They have a walk-in humidor, a cigar bar and a gift shop with non-cigar items too. Very nice!

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This store has a very attentive and helpful staff. I needed help selecting cigars for my husband and the gentleman spent a lot of time asking questions and helping me pick just the right ones. They have a walk-in humidor, a cigar bar and a gift shop with non-cigar items too. Very nice!

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