Review: Sir Edward’s Smoky Blended Scotch Whisky

Review: Sir Edward’s Smoky Blended Scotch Whisky

With the promise that it is “matured in wood casks,” Sir Edward’s Smoky sure does sound enticing, doesn’t it? This venerable (but lower-shelf) blended Scotch brand is out with a new expression, a lightly peated blend without much else in the way of production information (except for a bit about a “Speyside heart”). Let’s give it a whirl.

For a whisky that costs less than a dollar per shot, it’s really not half bad. The nose is very light on the smoke, with notes of sea spray, petrol, and some rubbery medicinal overtones. None of this is overwhelming, but the nod at peated barley is at least somewhat noticeable. On the palate, the gentle body offers notes of honey foremost, plus a squeeze of lemon and a spritz of fresh sugar syrup. The peat is just as gentle and quiet as what’s come before, a modest puff of smoke across the top of an otherwise simple and sweet concoction. The finish sees the smoke vanish nearly entirely, leaving behind some residual sugar that, to be truthful, is perfectly enjoyable for an outlay of $14 per bottle.

80 proof.

B- / $14 / 

Sir Edward's Smoky Blended Scotch Whisky




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Devem on November 9, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Really One of the good whisky

  2. Jacob Munson on October 15, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    This whiskey is repulsive. It tastes like the cheapest alchohol you can buy mixed 50/50 with liquid smoke. I’ve had $12 Canadian awful whiskey that tasted twice as good. And that is by no means an exaggeration. This is the worst alchohol I have ever had.

  3. Paul Hoerner on September 17, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    While I haven’t been able to find this in my state (North Dakota), my son was able to find me a bottle in Minnesota (where the importer is, conveniently). While it’s not what I’d want to drink straight, it’s an incredible value as a mixer; and at only $22 for a 1.75L, that’s hard to beat.

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