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.