With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, many cigar companies are offering candelas. Once again, for 2018 Alec Bradley will bring back its candela wrapped offering – the Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber-Pole.
The 2018 installment of the Filthy Hooligan will use the barber-pole candela format that was introduced in 2016. Produced at Plasencia’s Tabacos de Oriente S.A. factory, the blend features 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. Production is limited to 2,000 boxes.
This is the sixth consecutive year Alec Bradley has released the Filthy Hooligan. The Filthy Hooligan made its debut in 2013 as an all-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 in 2016. Also in 2016, the company gave Filthy Hooligan its own banding. The Barber Pole format and new banding were also released in 2017.
The Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan 2018 edition is currently shipping to retailers.
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