For the fifth consecutive year, the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan, a seasonal release for St. Patrick’s Day has been released. The cigar returns for 2017 in the same barber-pole candela format that was introduced last year. Numerous retailers have reported receiving the cigar into their inventory.
The company told Cigar Aficionado the size and blend of the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan 2017 is the same as last year. Last year, the barber pole was introduced featuring intertwined Honduran Candela and Nicaraguan wrappers over an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and a filler of Panamanian and Honduran tobaccos. The cigar is being released in a 6 x 50 format in 22 count boxes.
The Filthy Hooligan made its debut in 2013 as a special candela wrapper extension off Alec Bradley’s Black Market line. That candela cigar returned in 2014 and 2015 before being changed up to a barber pole candela last year. In addition, the company changed the packaging of the Filthy Hooligan last year. That same packaging returns for the Filthy Hooligan 2017.
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I’m not a big fan of candellas but this looks like it’s worth trying!
Intrigued by the blend, I tried 1 this year. Different, but Very tasty. I enjoyed the stick with the Irish Coffee I made. Definitely Worth trying.