At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Alec Bradley showcased the 2016 edition of its Alec Bradley Black Market line. The Filthy Hooligan was introduced in 2013 as a seasonal candela wrapper offering based on the Alec Bradley Black Market blend. The 2016 release marks the fourth edition of this cigar, but this installment has a very different look than previous years. While the Filthy Hooligan receives new banding, the biggest change is that the blend is being released as a barber-pole featuring both a Candela wrapper from Honduras and a natural wrapper from Nicaragua. The cigar is timed to make it to retailers before the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, a typical time when many companies release candelas.
While the cigar is still packaged in the green version of the Alec Bradley Black Market crate, the Filthy Hooligan now features its own banding. The primary band is a green band featuring Filthy Hooligan branding and a green barber pole image. There is a black secondary band denoting the Black Market name. The previous installments of the Filthy Hooligan featured a sleeve similar to the regular production Black Market line.
At a glance, here is a look at the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole;
The Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole features a different blend than previous installments
Wrapper: Candela (Honduran), Nicaraguan
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Panamanian, Honduran
Country of Origin: Honduras (Tabacos de Oriente SA)
The Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole is available in one size – a 6 x 50 toro. This is the same size vitola as the previous three installments of the Filthy Hooligan. The cigars are packaged 22 per box. There is a total production of 2,000 boxes.
Image Credit: Alec Bradley Cigars