The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy will celebrate their 250th anniversaries next year, and Nomos Cigars has produced a cigar to commemorate both occasions.

The Homecoming 2025 Marine & Navy 250 Anniversary is a 6 x 54 toro extra made up of an Ecuadorian habano wrapper covering a Dominican criollo 98 binder and a filler blend made up of tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic. Each cigar has an MSRP of $12.50, and the cigars are available in 12-count boxes with two different exterior color choices: a blue box to celebrate the Navy’s anniversary and a red box to celebrate the anniversary of the Marine Corps.

In a conversation during the 2024 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Corey Turner, co-founder of Nomos Cigars, told halfwheel that the idea for the cigars originated after Nomos’ products were featured during a cut and light event that was held on the historic USS New Jersey on Sept. 30, 2023. After that event, the company was approached by Homecoming 250, an organization that is hosting events to celebrate foundings of the two branches. While those events will take place in October (U.S. Navy) and November 2025 (U.S. Marine Corps), the Nomos Homecoming 2025 Marine & Navy 250 Anniversary are shipping to retailers now.

Turner told halfwheel that the cigars are being produced at the Tabacalera la Esmeralda factory located in the Dominican Republic. In addition, a portion of the sales of the cigars will be donated to the charitable arm of Homecoming 250.

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halfwheel's coverage of the 2024 PCA Convention & Trade Show is sponsored by Drew Estate.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.