Alec Bradley has announced that its annual St. Patrick’s Day cigar, the Black Market Filthy Hooligan, is back for 2018 and currently en route to retailers.

The cigar’s fifth release features the familiar barber pole design, with a bright green candela wrapper contrasted by a cocoa colored Nicaraguan wrapper grown in the country’s Jalapa region. An Ecuadorian Sumatra binder sits beneath the dual wrappers, with the fillers coming from Honduras and Panama.

It returns in a 6 x 50 toro vitola priced at $8.75 per cigar before taxes, and presented in 22-count boxes. A total of 2,000 boxes have been produced for this year’s release, a total of 44,000 total cigars, by the Tabacos de Oriente factory in Honduras. It’s the same amount produced for last year’s release, though the cigars have had tacked on 25 cents to the price.

The Black Market Filthy Hooligan debuted in 2013 using just a candela wrapper without the barber pole styling, updating the look to a barber pole in 2016.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.