SYN CIGARS


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.


The Inspiration
 

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.


Joseph Casimir


"Only 0.0000…1% of the world’s population gets to smoke this cigar, the rest are just poor bastards"

About SYN

 

 

The Inspiration


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 Land


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.


 

 

The Master-Roller


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.