Alec Bradley’s limited edition, St. Patrick’s Day-themed cigars are on their way to stores.

Both are reissues from previous years, both have barber pole designs, and both are offered in a single 6 x 50 toro vitola. The Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan uses two wrapper leaves, a Nicaraguan leaf from Jalapa and a candela leaf from undisclosed origin. Underneath those are an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from Honduras and Panama. The cigar is priced at $10.50 before taxes and is offered in 22-count boxes, with 2,000 boxes produced, meaning 44,000 total cigars.

The Alec Bradley Shamrock features three different wrappers: a Honduran candela, a Nicaraguan habano maduro and a Nicaraguan habano. Like with the Filthy Hooligan, the Shamrock uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and fillers from Honduras and Panama. It is priced at $12.50 per cigar, before taxes. Production is much more limited, set at 1,500 boxes of 10 cigars, a total run of 15,000 cigars.

Both cigars are made in Honduras at Plasencia’s Tabacos de Oriente S.A. factory. The Filthy Hooligan debuted in 2013 and was originally a candela before going to its barber pole design in 2016. The Shamrock debuted in 2018.

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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.