The new limited Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan is set to arrive in retail cigar stores on March 17th. Released annually on St. Patrick’s Day since it was first introduced in 2013, the cigars will feature a barber pole wrapper this year.
“This year, I wanted to create a totally different version of the Filthy Hooligan,” said Alec Bradley President, Alan Rubin. “The 2016 blend will have a much wider appeal, and those who loved the two previous versions will not be disappointed; this is no ordinary candela.”
The 6×50 Toro uses a blend of Honduran and Panamanian long-fillers with a Sumatra binder and a fern-green Candela wrapper, contrasted by a richer tasting, dark Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper.
The 2016 Black Market Filthy Hooligan release is presented in green and black striped boxes of 22 cigars. Suggested retail is $8.50 per cigar. The cigars will ship to retailers on February 10.
Rubin feels that releasing the Filthy Hooligan as a barber pole will draw cigar smokers who might ordinarily be reluctant to smoke an all-green cigar. “The unique flavor of a candela wrapper is something that every cigar smoker should experience at least once,” said Rubin. ”Add the dark Jalapa wrapper, and it’s not only more flavorful, but the barber pole form can also be very appealing, visually. When it comes to just a green cigar” Rubin States, ”Been there, done that.”