Cigar Ratings & Reviews

If cigars were rock stars

First, I made up my own list. I could've gone on forever, but here are 10 more match-ups that I came up with:

  1. ACID = Jimi Hendrix
  2. Arturo Fuente = Bob Dylan
  3. Avo Classic = Frank Sinatra
  4. CAO Italia = Louis Prima
  5. Joya De Nicaragua 1970 Antaño = AC/DC
  6. Macanudo Café = Barry Manilow
  7. Oliva Serie V = Led Zeppelin
  8. Padron Anniversary 1964 Maduro = Nirvana
  9. Rocky Patel Vintage = The Rolling Stones
  10. Tatuaje = Red Hot Chili Peppers

Next, I sent an email around the office asking the regular cigar smokers on the staff to take a shot at it. Some are a bit farfetched, but that's part of the fun.

Adam Fullen / Web Application Developer

Alec Bradley Overture = Radiohead

Bayamo = Johnny Cash

Onyx Reserve = Rancid

Padron = Ray LaMontagne

Jeff Brown / COO Cigar Works Division

Nicaraguan Selection 3000 = Motorhead

Vudu = Buckwheat Zydeco

Hayward Tenney / Marketing Copywriter

La Flor Dominicana = (old) Metallica

Humberto Gonzalez / Buyer, Sampler Monkey

Bahia = Prince

CAO Flavours = Spice Girls

Gran Habano = Smashing Pumpkins

Gurkha = Blues Traveler

Illusione = Dean Martin

Jaime Garcia = Ruben Blades

Kristoff = The Police

La Flor Dominicana = Guns 'n Roses

Leon Jimenez = The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

John Spisak / Graphic Designer, Catalog

Backwoods = Lynyrd Skynyrd

Opus X = The Beatles

Phillies = Black Eyed Peas

Mike Klingerman / Inventory Manager

Fonseca = The Doors

Don Pepin = John Lennon

Don Tomas = INXS

La Aurora = Luther Vandross

Khoung Pham / Manager

CAO Flavors = The Go Go’s

Capoeira = The Village People

Gran Habano = The Butthole Surfers

Scott Shemtov / Programmer, SEO

Phillies = Cypress Hill

White Owl = Wu Tang Clan

I also put this out to some of our regular contributors:

Robustojoe, Purveyor,

Cu Avana Punisher = Ravi Shankar

Padilla Dominus = Steely Dan

Padron Anniversary 1964 = The Doors

Perdomo Champagne = Enya

So, now I put the question to you. Please type your musician comparisons to your favorite cigars/brands in the comments section. I'm looking forward to reading your picks. Have fun!

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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