Old Smuggler Blended Scotch Whisky
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: July, 2005
The initial whiffs find soft, biscuit and sugar-cookie scents; aeration adds deeper aromas of cereal, honey, yeast and light caramel. Fat and creamy at palate entry, then toffee on the mid-palate. finishes up mildly spicy and oaky. A terrific bargain that first became fashionable during Prohibition.
85–89 pts.Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2002
Gold amber hue. Pleasantly zesty, piquant, floral and maize-like in the first sniffings, goes fruity in later whiffs. My palate is shocked by the graceful bearing and generous flavors of this blend. Finishes in waves of caramel, charcoal and English toffee. One of the better inexpensive Scotch blends around. Buy by the magnum.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: March 1, 2005
Straw/pale yellow hue, excellent clarity. the initial whiffs are greeted by soft, biscuity/sugar cookie scents; aeration serves this whisky well as additional, deeper aromas of cereal, honey, yeast, and light caramel disarm the olfactory sense; neither complex nor profound, but a solidly good and agreeable blended whisky bouquet. Fat and creamy at palate entry, then toffee/caramel sweet tasting at palate. Finishes up mildly spicy and oaky, then round and supple on the tongue.