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 / CigarMonster.com 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, Robustojoe.com
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

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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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