Few individuals know the island nation of Cuba as does Nick Syris (see images at left). Nick is the brand owner of LH Premium Cigars. He also owns luxury Lavida Habana Cigar Lounges in the middle east and Europe. To procure cigars for his very exclusive clientele at these lounges, Nick has spent a great deal of time in Cuba. This sparked his passion for Cuban cigars, culture and his appreciation for the people. During his extensive travels, he has learned about tobacco and cigar making from Cuba's most knowledgable and influential growers and blenders. This knowledge was the impetus for him launching his LH Premium Cigars brand.
Since 2009, Nick has traveled to Cuba on more than 50 occasions. He became one of the founding members of the first private social cigar clubs since the revolution. With more than 100 members from throughout the globe, the club boasts members ranging from ambassadors from various embassies (including the US embassy) to key Cuban figures, basically a "who’s who" of the cigar industry in Havana. Nick achieved the designation of "Master” and is a graduate of the Habanos Academia. He is also a Certified Retail Tobacconist. Nick is one of the most knowledgeable people in the cigar industry and his experience traveling to Cuba is without equal. We are happy to have him providing his expertise as a correspondent/host on the Smooth Draws Radio Show.
Nick Syris can be heard each week on the Smooth Draws Radio Show. Nick's Notebook is the first informational segment to air on radio that is geared towards the cigar enthusiast. These segments will provide the traveler to Cuba with a wealth of information, with topics ranging from: Legal issues involved in traveling to Cuba; Where to Stay; How to Get Around; Visiting Cigar Plantations and Factories; Where to Purchase Fresh Rolled Cigars by Master Rollers... among a host of other topics. We will compile each of Nick's Notebook segments below for you to reference at any time.