SYN Cigars is a new quest in purveying the art of fine living by business entrepreneur Joseph Casimir. His passion for cigars sparked during his first week at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1990.
Each SYN cigar is much more than a fantastic smoke; it bears respect for tradition, passion and pride in the art of cigar making, and the pursuit of innovations in order to offer our patrons a memorable journey on each and every puff.
"Only 0.0000…1% of the world’s population gets to smoke this cigar, the rest are just poor bastards"
SYN Cigars is a new quest in purveying the art of fine living by business entrepreneur Joseph Casimir. His passion for cigars sparked during his first week at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering. While flipping through the Robb Report magazine instead of a quantum physics textbook, he by chance saw a cigar advert with the tagline: “only 0.0000…1% of the world’s population gets to smoke this cigar, the rest are just poor bastards”.
Determined not to be a “poor bastard”, he began enjoying cigars three decades later—after his several adventures including a glamorous position at NASA as a flight controller, various projects as a real estate developer, current owner Synopsis Winery in Chile, making premium wine for worldwide distribution, and an avid cigar smoker and collector—Casimir founded Tabacalera de SYN in the Dominican Republic. He is dedicated to producing the finest cigars accessible to the whole world, inspired by the intellectual conversations and fascinating experiences that he has been able to have with the individuals in his life through smoking cigars.
The Dominican Republic, in recent years, has become the world's largest and most important producer of handmade premium cigars. Its prime tobacco growing area begins on the outskirts of the city of Santiago, where the soil is dark, rich and with excellent drainage. In addition, the climate is fresher than other regions of the country, with afternoon breezes cooling the normally scorching daytime temperatures.
Tabacalera SYN is located in the heart of Tamboril (a municipality of the Santiago province), considered by many as the "Cigar Capital of the World" housing more distinguished cigar factories and expert rollers than anywhere else on earth. The area has also been the largest supplier of cigars to the United States for decades, placing cigars as the 3rd largest export product in the country after gold and medical instruments.
Hand-crafted Tamboril, the Dominican Republic, each SYN cigar is composed of the most precious and carefully aged tobacco leaves, sourced from several well-known tobacco countries of Latin America and other parts of the world. The Master-roller, Juan Rodriguez has over 35 years of experience in cigar making through his former position as a Master-roller and blender at Arturo Fuente and Davidoff.
Rodriguez now collaborates with various cigar experts and works very closely with Leo Reyes, 5th generation owner of one of the largest and famous tobacco suppliers, Flor de Reyes, in the Dominican Republic, to select the finest tobacco to form the perfect blends for SYN. Hence, each SYN cigar is much more than a fantastic smoke; it bears respect for tradition, passion and pride in the art of cigar making, and the pursuit of innovations in order to offer our patrons a memorable journey on each and every puff.
The finest cigars
in the world
The Original SYN
SYN Original Habano
- Wrapper: 5 years aged Habano HVA, a Cuban tobacco varietal grown in the Dominican Republic with medium strength but nonetheless complex.
- Binder: 5 years aged medium body Dominican tobacco
- Filler: 2 years aged Corojo, a Cuban tobacco varietal grown in the Dominican Republic, which gives the cigar its overall medium to full body strength.
- Taste Notes: Woodsy and creamy with finishing tastes of black pepper and dark chocolate with a sweet vanilla undertone.
SYN Original Maduro
- Wrapper: 5 years aged Corojo Maduro, a full body Cuban tobacco varietal grown in Ecuador.
- Binder: 5 years aged Dominican tobacco, a medium to full body strength varietal.
- Filler: 2 years aged Corojo, Cuban tobacco varietal grown in the Dominican Republic, which gives the cigar its overall medium to full body strength.
- Taste Notes: Very expressive and complex bouquet of chocolate and exotic woods finishing with robust aromas of pepper and black coffee.
The Seven Deadly Sins
In the world of SYN, what is a SIN?
Or is a SYN actually a SIN?
SYN, brief for SYNOPSIS is a summary or essence of a literary work such as a novel or an opera. But SYN is pronounced exactly like SIN. Hence in the world of SYN, what is a SIN? Or is a SYN actually a SIN? A SYN or a SIN both constitute all the mysteries and pleasures life has to offer. It is the desire to discover new territories in both physical and metaphoric forms, thereby experiencing new flavors and tastes and to have everything. It is a journey into the self, to know who we are and what evokes different emotions deep within us. It is the courage to taste not only the sweet summer fruits but also the bitter fruits of winter on our journey through seduction and sensuality. It is our connection to nature and the expansion of our consciousness through moments of intoxication where lasting memories are created. So you see, there is a very fine thread between a SYN to a SIN, and we dare you to stride on that string.
As a tribute to the historical and philosophical prescriptions of the Seven Deadly Sins, Tabacalera SYN presents the following: AVARITIA (greed), LUXURIA (lust), INVIDIA (envy), GULLIA (gluttony), IRA (anger), ACEDIA (sloth), SUPERBIA (pride).