Thursday, January 24, 2013

Old Smuggler & Passport -- 184 lbs (-45) [10X]


Now that I'm in economy mode, I'm trying some new whiskies that come in the 1.75 liter size. This month it's Old Smuggler and Passport, two scotches that are rated reasonably well in Jim Murray's whisky guide (85.5 and 83, respectively).

Old Smuggler is supposedly the #8 best seller in the US and was popular during Prohibition--with a name like that, how couldn't it be? The taste is very smooth--not distinguished but not watered-down either. Decent stuff.

Passport has only been around since the 1960's, but it has a great smoky undertone like Teachers, so I'm diverging from Mr. Murray putting this one in my favorites list. It supposedly has a higher percentage of malt whiskies than most blends, which I can believe.

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