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Published January 15, 2012 Updated May 06, 2022

Old Smuggler

Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Argentina

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Old Smuggler Whisky

box from Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Argentina

playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001

Old Smuggler is a blended Scotch Whisky with a history that goes back to 1835. The name probably alludes to whisky being smuggled into the US during Prohibition. The brand – together with Glen Grant – became the property of the Campari group in 2006. Oddly enough, the recipe in Argentina is different: for the South-American version of Old Smuggler, the grain is in fact produced in Argentina.

The playing cards feature bottles of whisky, tumblers etc., along with Gráfica 2001's ‘Classic’ Cadiz style Spanish-suited court cards based on the original version by Igor Domicelj, only with the same 3 images being repeated in each suit.

Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Argentina Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Argentina

Above: Old Smuggler Whisky playing cards manufactured by Gráfica 2001, Argentina. The cards feature bottles of whisky, tumblers etc. as suit symbols, along with Gráfica 2001's ‘Español Classic’ Spanish-suited court cards, only with the same 3 images being repeated for each suit.

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