While there are some significant holidays still to come this year, Alec Bradley is already looking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day 2022, as the company has announced that its Filthy Hooligan cigars will be returning for another release next February.

The Filthy Hooligan line contains two cigars, both of which feature barber pole designs. The Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole uses Nicaraguan habano and candela for its wrapper, while the Filthy Hooligan Shamrock uses Nicaraguan habano, Nicaraguan habano maduro and candela leaves for a tri-colored design. Both cigars use an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from Honduras and Panama, and are made at Tabacos de Oriente in Danlí, Honduras.

Both cigars are being released in a 6 x 50 toro vitola, but pricing and production numbers are different between the two cigars. The Black Market Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole has an MSRP of $11.15, with 2,000 boxes of 24 cigars being produced. The Shamrock’s MSRP is set at $13.25 and production will be limited to 1,500 boxes of 10 cigars.

The company made the announcement via Cigar Aficionado as part of an exclusivity arrangement, and is expected to make a formal announcement on Friday afternoon. A person familiar with the announcement confirmed the accuracy of the report.

The line debuted in 2013 with a single, candela-wrapped release and under the name Dirty Hooligan, though it was changed to Filthy Hooligan not long after its announcement. The line went to a barber pole design in 2016, and then added the triple-wrapped Shamrock in 2019.

Update (Aug. 20, 2021) — The company issued a press release today confirming details of the release.

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