Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Filthy Hooligan Shamrock Return - Cigar News

Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan Barber Pole and Filthy Hooligan Shamrock Return – Cigar News

Cigar Company has started shipping their Limited Edition Black Market Barber Pole and Shamrock for the 2023 St. Patrick's Day season. The company started pre-selling the 2000 box production and 1500 box production of the twenty-four count Barber Pole and 10-count Shamrock cigars, respectively, in August 2022 to tobacconists worldwide. Both production runs sold out almost immediately.

We only use choice candela. Barber Pole and Shamrock remain limited editions because the bright green tobacco we use needs to stay consistent from one production run to the next. Each year cigar enthusiasts revisit the Hooligan series to experience our candela's natural sweetness and unique flavor profile.

Second Generation Cigarmaker Bradley Rubin

Black Market Barber Pole first hit market in 2016 and Black Market Shamrock was introduced in 2019. Both cigars spotlight premium, ‘first grow' bright green candela wrapper tobacco, representing the arrival of the spring season and St. Patrick's Day. The dual-wrapper Barber Pole receives an additional lush, cocoa colored Nicaraguan Jalapa leaf to add richness and balance to the blend. The candela leaf on Shamrock is accentuated by Nicaraguan Habano Maduro and Habano Natural wrappers for additional complexity throughout the smoking experience. The wrapper combinations are set atop the same blend of Ecuadorian binder and Panamanian & Honduran fillers, shared with the original Black Market.

Both cigars come in just one size, a 6″ x 50 Toro. Barber Pole is packaged in a green and black striped box containing 24 cigars and will retail for $11.50 per cigar. Shamrock is displayed in a grey box, featuring a large shamrock on the top of the lid, containing 10 cigars and will retail for $13.65 per cigar. Both stated prices are for the US market, before any applicable excise or sales tax; international pricing will vary.

“I'm extremely proud of the series,” Mr. Rubin continued. “A little known fact – Shamrock was actually my first project at .”

Both Black Market Barber Pole and Black Market Shamrock are rolled at Tobacos De Oriente, Danli, .