SALUTE TO ARMS Marine Corps Gifts Boutique Premium cigars are handmade in small batches and in limited quantities by Tabacalera Esteli. They make great Military gifts for those that serve in, or have retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. Also great for a retirement gift. 25 cigars are hand-packed in a cedar box with the seal of the Marine Corps. SALUTE TO ARMS Marine Corps cigars celebrates those that serve our country in the United States Armed Services, and make perfect gifts for marines men or women.
Each boutique cigar is handmade by Tabacalera Esteli with super premium aged Cuban Seed Habano long-filler tobacco. The Binder is a wrapper quality Cuban Seed Habano 2000 leaf and each cigar is draped with a beautiful and delicious shade-grown Sumatra Cuban Seed Wrapper. Their mild to medium bodied taste is well balanced and complex with cedar and sweet notes of toasted nuts and cocoa. Marine Corps cigars have a ring size of 50 and a full 7 inches long, with an exquisite aroma and taste. Each individual cigar has a band embossed with the emblem of the Marines. They make a perfect military gift for active personnel or those in retirement.
Posted by J. Conrad Guest, Novelist on 3rd Jun 2015
My dad served in the Corps, seeing action on Okinawa. I discovered the pleasure of the leaf two years too late. I recall my dad smoking a cigar with marine buddy of his, and I’m convinced this is a pleasure we could’ve enjoyed together.
I picked up a box of these Salute to Arms cigars several years ago and smoked my last one on Memorial Day as my own salute to our men and women in the Armed Forces. When I saw these on Cuban Crafter’s website, I decided to replenish my humidor with the Churchill. They are a satisfying smoke for the price—a fine tribute to the Marine Corps.
Handmade by Tabacalera Esteli with premium aged Cuban seed Habano long-filler tobacco, with the binder a Cuban seed Habano 2000 leaf, its wrapper is a shade-grown Sumatra Cuban seed.
As well constructed as a well-trained marine, they are a mild to medium bodied smoke, nutty in flavor with a hint of chocolate. With an even burn and an easy draw, the smoke lasted nearly two hours.
Although I’ve smoked only one Churchill, I imagine it will be as consistent as its predecessor and will only improve with age as I intend to smoke one only on special occasions—Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Dad’s birthday, and on the anniversary of his loss to me: forever faithful, Dad!
Posted by Rob USMC '88--92 on 18th Dec 2014
Cigars have a good flavor and as a casual smoker, I enjoy them on the front porch for a good hour each. The box is very well crafted and the decal is bold and detailed. Great keepsake.
Posted by Lee (CPL Ciereszko, USMCR, 93-00) on 30th Mar 2014
I have started buying these yearly for the Marine Corps Birthday and plan on keeping them on hand to give away to service members in the course of my work.