Alec Bradley has informed retailers of the newest edition of its Black Market series, the Black Market Dirty Hooligan, a Candela cigar created for St. Patrick’s Day. The cigar, which retails for $8.00 or $176.00 for a box of 22 cigars. While certain details remain unknown, the Dirty Hooligan will be a limited edition Toro that will arrive in stores a week before St. Patrick’s Day 2013, March 17.
George Sosa, vp of sales for Alec Bradley, said on Facebook that 50 retailers would have events for a launch of a “one and done” cigar the week of March 11-17. An email sent to retailers obtained by halfwheel used similar “one and done” language to describe the Dirty Hooligan.
The e-mail also included the following photograph:
Black Market was introduced at IPCPR 2011. The Dirty Hooligan is made at Tabacos de Oriente, a departure from the rest of the line which is produced at Raíces Cubanas in Danlí, Honduras and the regular line includes a 6 x 50 Toro. It is believed this will be the first Candela for Alan Rubin’s company.
Viaje, which also produces cigars out of the Raíces Cubanas factory, has an annual Candela release for the March holiday, the WLP St. Patrick’s.
Update (Jan. 17, 2013) — Alec Bradley posted the following image to their Facebook page, which specifies the release date as March 5, 2013 and notes that only 2,000 boxes are being produced, for a total production of 44,000 cigars.