Old Smuggler Whisky
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.
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