Alec Bradley’s Filthy Hooligan and Shamrock released. The annual limited edition for the celebration of the Irish patron Saint Patrick is returning for the 7th time in succession.

Green theme

Ireland is green, and green is the color of Saint Patrick’s Day. The Chicago River turns green, you can buy green beer, green food, and green everything. So in 2013, Alec Bradley added a green cigar to it. The cigar with a Candela wrapper got the name Filthy Hooligan. The name Hooligan finds its origin in an 1890 song about a rowdy Irish fictional family, although other sources claim it comes from an Irish bouncer and thief, Patrick Hoolihan. The name was supposed to be Dirty Hooligan, but on request of Drew Estate, who uses Dirty for the Dirty Rat, Alec Bradley changed the name.,

The first two years, the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan was plain green. But then the cigar became a two-tone barber pole cigar. In our opinion, that improved the flavor of the cigars as well. From the start, the cigars always were released in a 6×50 Toro size. The packaging is a green version of the famous Alec Bradley Black Market box. The blend is based on the Black Market as well.


Last year the company surprised with an offspring of the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan. A new cigar was launched. In the same toro size and in a limited edition. This new cigar was called Shamrock and had three different wrappers. Just 500 boxes were released in 2019. For this year, three times as many boxes are released. 

Ministry of Cigars - Alec Bradley’s Filthy Hooligan and Shamrock released

The cigars are available to all Alec Bradley distributors and will be sold globally. The Swiss Alec Bradley distributor already announced that they will bring in the cigars for Saint Patrick’s Day. 

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