They're decent cigars, but I had a few that were not very good. As to being close alternatives, most are not. I tried maybe fifteen different ones in the line some years ago, and I can say you'd never mistake the copy for the original in any instance.
Drawing of my beloved Daisy by my mom from picture my wife and daughter took for father's day
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I think overall it is a pretty tasty cigar at a very reasonable price. I didn't like to give them away, though because in a bundle it seemed as if there was always one or two clinkers. I would hate to give one of those to someone and have them think I was smoking rags. Ha!