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Haig Club

(70cl, 40%)

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Haig Club Bottling Note

The much anticipated David Beckham endorsed single grain whisky, produced at Cameronbridge distillery. A combination of first-fill, rejuvenated and refill bourbon barrel-matured whiskies are used and Beckham, along with Simon Fuller, is very much involved in the development of the Haig Club brand.

The Haig dynasty meanwhile is the stuff of legend, with Robert Haig getting himself into trouble for distilling on the sabbath back in 1655! Cameronbridge was founded by John Haig in 1824, and a continuous still designed by Robert Stein (who was John's uncle) was soon installed at the site for the production of grain whisky, predating Aeneas Coffey's famous patent for his own version of the continuous still by a handful of years.

The grain whisky produced at Cameronbridge would naturally become integral to the well-loved Haig blended whiskies and now the Haig brand has been reinvented for a new generation and new markets. It may seem like a scary new world to some, but grain whisky is on the march, and Haig Club is at the very forefront.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: It doesn't jump out at you, granted, but there's more here than meets the eye (/nose). Apple crumble, expressed lemon peel and a touch of mango. Millionaire's shortbread, banoffee pie, coconut milk, dried grass, orange Turkish delight and cardamom.

Palate: Toffee and vanilla with pleasant supporting oak notes. Fresh banana (neither overpowering nor artificial), a hint of nougat and honeycomb pieces.

Finish: Praline, cinnamon and a little ginger with perhaps a hint of cardamom returning right at the death.

Overall: Approachable, adaptable, good mouthfeel (I chucked some ice in afterwards and the texture was great). A hugely accessible whisky with tasty spice, toffee and, with the ice now, increasingly some tropical fruit notes too.

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Haig Club Reviews

Smooth & Easy

I brought it cheap at Asda or Tesco, cant remember which as Id run out of whiskey. I am not a big spirit drinker and asked my kids to get me interesting Gins, so well stocked on that front..
But as my existing whiskey bottle had run out & its not my birthday or Xmas yet, I had to make a decision from the supermarket shelf... I am snobby enough to only buy single malts, and the fact it was matured in Bourbon casks sounded enticing, and it was reduced... even better!
Conclusion: Yes it is a smooth and easy drink, possibly a bit too much.... its so smooth I can almost drink it neat... well with a touch of ice & lemon! Whereas other whiskeys do generally have that rasp & kick... just to let you know they are real, and you have to add water, ginger or something to make them palatable.
But I like it for what it is, but by the end of the bottle I shall be ready for a new adventure.
Note: I am noticing beers & wines going back to basics .... a reaction to over refined drinks made mechanically consistent irrespective of year or harvest qualities .. so extra yeasty beers & slightly sickly or astringent wines maybe what our tastebuds need... just to remind us these things are real fermented/ distilled juices and they should all taste different and not be the same year in year out.
OK i am now on my 4th haig top up... ice hasnt completly melted yet... still seems like a nice drink.

4th September 2018

Very poor. Disappointing

Not nice at all. Great marketing but falls very short on the real taste test. Nasty after taste totally lacking in any whisky character. Truest disappointing. Don’t waste your money.

30th August 2018

Terrible

Pretty expensive mouth wash. Listerine would do well marketing this.

30th August 2018

Why not

It's pretty simple....people like to hate on David Beckham. This is a tasty drink made by a well respected distillery. 95% of all tasting is physiological. I work as a food tour guide and I see it everyday where it comes to haggis.

10th August 2018

He loved it.

Purchased as a gift & he loved it.

30th July 2018

Waste

Nasty I love whisky but this stuff is no good. What’s the point if you can’t enjoy it on the rocks.

30th July 2018

Don’t buy it

I hate to agree with all the neg reviews, but this is embarrassing at this price. It has almost no scotch character at all. If the goal is to somehow convert vodka drinkers, it won’t work because this has so little actual scotch flavor.

30th July 2018

Mediocre. Lacks of character

Bad whisky promoted by the worst person for publicise a whisky. Beckham if you want to be even richer devote yourself to sell anti aging gunk.

18th July 2018

This reminded me why I gave up syphoning petrol.

Hugely disappointing. Bottle will be great for conversion to a lamp, but I doubt I could drink what's left after my first taste. Unless I empty the contents down the sink goodness knows when I'll be able to make the lamp.

19th June 2018

PERFECT

EASY TO DRINK

18th May 2018

C'mon...

If you love Passport Scotch, but prefer to pay for a fancier name and bottle, then this is for you.

15th May 2018

Silly

Perfect drink for those who want to be seen drinking something oblivious to the fact it's awful. Better with Asda Smart Price.

22nd April 2018

Delicious

Something different and absolutely fine, some snobby reviews in my opinion.

14th April 2018

Not good.

To counter any positive reviews that are saying negative reviews are only "whiskey snobs". I rarely drink whiskey. I am no connoisseur or whiskey snob. But I like to enjoy a good whiskey from time to time. This was no good whiskey. Pretty horrible in fact. A burning ethanol aftertaste. Only positive I can give is the somewhat interesting bottle.

12th April 2018

Weak and nasty after-taste

This is my second bottle of Haig Club (bought on offer when sub £20 mark) and is such a non-event. Very good marketing and nice bottle but tasteless and if anything just an alcoholic flavour with a nasty after taste - won't be making another purchase, regardless of price!

22nd March 2018

Pointless drink

A whisky for people that don't like the taste of whisky, weak flavorless rubbish. No wonder it's in a fancy bottle

17th March 2018

This drink is fine, would have it anytime. Cheers.

Its hilarious reading these reviews, the pretentious whisky connoisseurs out in numbers, the message is if you like the taste of something, that's it done, don't go about analysing it and making comparisons, everyone's different, get it?

2nd February 2018

flat, boring and tasteless

better with coke, ice, and no whisky

20th January 2018

Not great. Taste like white rum

A bland, odd, scotch.
This has a huge aftertaste of white rum..
Very smooth, but taste of petrol..
The opening of banana and toffee is good but tails off to petrol and white rum..
It’s obvously a very new spirit and would rather drink JD than this!

6th January 2018

If it was not so expensive I might even buy 1 myself.

I don't usually touch Whiskey I don't like any, or so I thought.
My son-in-law got me to try it and lo & behold I actually liked it. In fact I had 2 glasses of it on Christmas day.

2nd January 2018

Very poor quality

Extremely over priced and poor quality. It's really a shame that a lot of people are tricked into buying it as a gift due to the flash packaging and marketing campaign when there are so many other more fantastic bottles out there for the same price or cheaper. This is a cheap nasty 3 year old spirit, lacking any refinement, in a fancy bottle

29th December 2017

Tell Beckham, I am sorry!!!

I was given this as a present, my present was going to be a bottle of Glenlivet 18 yr. The sales person told my friend that this was better. It is Harsh and burns, burns, burns. The gift giver insisted that we open it or I would have returned it, tastes more of rotgut whiskey.

26th December 2017

Haig Club is aftershave masquerading as grain whisky

I finally got to try this because a "friend" bought me some as a present, thinking they were being kind. I'm no longer on speaking terms with said person.

3rd December 2017

Nice aroma

Very nice 👍

27th November 2017

An experience you wont soon forget

A friend brought over a bottle gifted to him... I was excited to try it as I've seen the bottle at duty free shops but have always opted for more traditional choices.

Without a doubt the worst whiskey I've tasted, ever. Tastes to me like cheap grappa and evokes a gag reflex deep in the stomach. Couldn't get past the overwhelming gutwrenching action it forces upon all senses to actually taste any real flavours.

Since the friend is known for being a cheapskate I figured he may have refilled the bottle with fuel grade alcohol - after reading 1 review I realised this was no cruel joke.

Reccomend trying it for a memorable experience you won't soon forget.

Madroub 10/10

3rd November 2017

Disappointing

Worse then red label
Cheap aroma and poor taste
Clubman the cheaper option is quite nice not my top 10 but drinkable.

This however I wouldn't waste my time on again I'm very unhappy and I got it cheap.

2nd November 2017

Is that an acetone flavouring?

If you enjoy overpaying massively for nail polish remover, this is your dram.

Otherwise, avoid at all costs.

9th October 2017

Back of the net!

Absolute belter! I know some of you might be thinking "not for me Clive" but trust me, this is perfect for a Saturday night bender. Like Beckham, it doesn't need to mature. But it might give you some golden balls.

7th October 2017

RR

Rank rotten.

30th September 2017

Do not waste your money on this product.

Strange taste. The problem with this whiskey is that it's all fur coat and no knickers. Don't believe the hype. A terrible waste of money.

17th September 2017

Unexpected pleasure

I just bought 3 bottles of this!

Why?

Tesco were making shelf space and decided to sell the bottles for £12 rather than the usual £45!

Some of you past reviewers might still question why I'd buy even one bottle at that price.

Well...

...I like it.

It's not a malt whisky. It doesn't taste like a malt whisky and it comes in possibly the coolest bottle ever.

Do I like that it's endorsed by Beckham? No! And it's the reason I hung off trying this whisky. Do I think it's worth the full asking price of £45? Hell no! And I've never bought a bottle at that price, and never will!

This whisky and the fact it's endorsed by a celeb, smacks of those J-Lo, Katie Price Kylie Minogue (AND the Beckhams!) perfumes that always find their way to an end of aisle bargain bin...because no-one wants to tell people that the scent they're wearing is the money grabbing vanity project of a fading celeb. It doesn't matter if the scent is entirely heavenly and attracts flocks of the opposite sex, It's a life principle...

...One that I broke by buying a bottle of this whisky in a Christmas sale.

My reasoning at the time was mainly that I had been on a Single Grain Whisky exploration for a few years but had been thoroughly underwhelmed (and dismayed) at the money I'd shelled out to find there was very few grain whiskies that I enjoyed. Another big factor was that the House of Haig is a big, reputable whisky making name and their commercial release of a single grain whisky into the hands of the fickle malt-loving public with big exposure was something that piqued the interest of my grain-pining palette.

It also helped that the packaging was not emblazoned with Beckham's face or name in any capacity whatsoever!

For me, the neat taste and the cleaner "spirit" fumage of the Haig was no surprise. Almost all of the grain whiskies I've tried have it. Some have tried to mask it by maturation in Chardonnay casks etc, but all they do is impart odd tastes to the liquid.

No, the Haig is different. The Haig strafes the palette with a sweetness that doesn't disguise it's spirit alcohol feel, but instead envelopes it to make the experience tastier for the taster. Master of Malt's own tasters are not wrong when they mention toffee, honeycomb and banoffee pie in their tasting notes!

But all this is subjective...

...if you're coming at this bottle expecting to taste a malt whisky, then you'll be disappointed. If from the reviews below you're expecting something more akin to a clean spirit like vodka, then you'll be a little surprised. Because it is more flavourful!

No, it's not a malt whisky, not by any elongation of the imagination. It's a grain whisky! And in any comparison with other grain whiskies, you'll find it's right up there. If you want to unfairly compare it to a malt, then you do it a disservice.

Will I be stocking this on my shelf at home forevermore? Hardly likely. Am I just a thrifty Scotsman taking advantage of a money saving super bargain to satisfy my current bent for grain whisky? Or is it to have something tasty to hand for those moments that my mouth becomes malt-weary? Yes and yes, I most definitely am!

And I'm the happier for it.

If you get a chance to taste it in a bar first, I urge you to try it. But come at it with an open mind and no expectation of comparing it to anything other than equivalent grain whiskies.

You might be surprised...

17th September 2017

Not good.

The bottle looks like an aftershave bottle. The whisky tastes very strange. Infact I've not dismissed the notion that this is infact a bottle of aftershave marketed by a famous footballer. There is a nice hint of bourbon in there somewhere but the finish tastes like it's part whisky part white rum. Not a good taste. And to top it off it has a very high price. Stay away, buy something else.

4th September 2017

Overpriced

Had worse worse but had many much better. Not worth the normal £45 price tag, fortunately I paid much less.

19th August 2017

Disgraceful

I worked at Cameronbrig Distillery for 40 years and this whisky is the poorest quality ever put in a bottle, it is only 3 year old spirit and is just a marketing ploy with Beckham to try and move stocks out of warehouses.

30th June 2017

Worse than the cheapest whiskey ever!

Do not buy it. Seems all the money is going towards Beckhams endorsements, none in making the whiskey. I even doubt it to be some sort of reconstituted mixture meeting the right proof (percentage of alcohol). This clearly is not a whisky at sll!such a shame beckham seems to be selling anything for money, zero principles!

Surely not for people with the right taste, maybe for ones who just want to get drunk.

24th June 2017

Blue, but not near heaven.

Bought this bottle for 60€ and...
Well it's a shame to sell a whisky for this price.
The smell is interestingly sweet and fresh but it doesn't impress me.
Smells like some kind of fresh mediterranean perfume with lemon zest, toffee and cardamom.

The taste is good but not that great. There's some hints of sweetness and boldness along besides the alcohol.
Toffee, cinnamon, oak, leather and a pinch of saltiness like butterscotch. Some citrus along with the spiciness and some sweetness along with the alcohol.

The finish is nothing special. It doesn't amaze me at all but it gives me a hint of apple, tropical fruits and some kind of spiciness.

Overall a medium good whisky that's worth around 20 euros. Might be good as a scotch and soda or as a mixer. But to drink neat, I prefer another whisky for 60 euros.

Haig Club : Less taste and whisky for the money that it sells for. Very light in taste but does not match the alcohol nor the sweetness ergo, buy another bottle instead if you truly want to be happy for 60€.

30th May 2017

Yuck, Yuck, Chuck!

Seen this at half price (normally $99 here) so thought I might grab on to try, but after reading so many bad reviews thought I should just crack open my collectable one 1st then replace that if it's half decent. Sure glad I did. Wouldn't want to be stuck with 2 of these. Worst whisky I've ever tried! Smelled & looked like watered down Isopropyl alcohol with a touch of colouring. Tried drowning it in coke but that just make the coke taste foul. What a waste of coke! Anyway the bottle looks cool, but that's where it ends. Don't know why Beckham would want to endorse the worst whisky ever. Would never have this again if it was free it's that bad. They need a minus star rating here.

29th May 2017

£15 from ASDA, best ever for price

I purchased the bottle of Haig club single grain whisky from ASDA for £15. At first I didn't understand why the reviews were so bad because as a cheap single malt goes, it's by far at the top of my list. However I would not pay £40 for a bottle based on the flavour. I do not consider myself a whisky connoisseur however I definitely noticed a keen difference between a 21 year single malt Glenfiddich Havana Reserve, and a blended malt famous grouse (which was my regular drink at about £15 for 1l). While clubman only sell 700ml for £15, it tastes like a single malt worth a deal lot more than that. Due to the low price and the fantastic flavour (for the price), I would definitely rate this 5 stars. However if I'd payed £40 I would completely understand the 2 star rating. From me, 10/10

26th May 2017

At £15 a bottle from Sainsburys youve got to try it.

What a load of cobblers. No the whisky, the crass comments on here.
I've been a whiskey drinker for 60 years, neat, the only thing to add to whiskey is another shot.
It might not be to a whisky snobs taste but this is good stuff. Light, a little sweet but easy to drink and I would put it up against loads of single malts I've tasted over the years.
Give it a go, forget the Beckham endorsement and enjoy.

25th May 2017

Buy a bottle, dash of coke and slice of lime. What have you lost

Firstly if you love whisky straight with a little water from the pipet then you my friend will more than likely not be afan.

However if you like a drink. Be it whisky, vodka or even rum and you enjoy them with a dash of coke then this is a superb drink.

It's like the offspring of a single malt father and a fine vodka mother

Smooth and subtle. It's not meant to be enjoyed in a smoky room full of ponsy men who enjoy £350 a nip drinks. It's a buddy drink. It's a happy go lucky tipple that'll keep your head straight. It's a drink that deserves cola and a slice of lime much like mount gay, angostura and mamont and dare I say it glenmorangie. Sorry folks I kill that with cola too

Slightly expensive I'll give it that but a drink I'll enjoy again and again.

21st May 2017

I like David Beckham, but not this whisky

Wanted to like this because I thought people hated it because David Beckham was involved. Unfortunately it really just tastes like watered down alcohol. Too bad.

21st May 2017

A very poor 'whiskey'.

I enjoy most whiskeys, be they from Scotland, Ireland or Japan! Blended or single malt I enjoy them all, neat over ice!
However then I encountered this one, lovely presented in a blue bottle, on offer at £15, that's great value, is it not?
Sorry but this was awful, I can not compare this to anything I have drunk before. Terrible!

16th May 2017

Revolting

Revolting stuff. Sickly sweet and perfumed. I wouldn't be given a bottle

13th May 2017

Enlightening

This is a fantastic bottle to put a candle in!

7th May 2017

Blurgh

Got given a bottle HC as a gift, wish I'd never opened it. If you like your whisky flat, stale and dank then maybe this one is for you. Having a fancy blue bottle only serves to disguise the disappointing contents. Drink only with lashings of coke

6th May 2017

Guess I'd better start drinking it with coke

Wanted to like it as it was a gift. Understand it's grain not malt. I like peaty single malts, a Dalwhinnie or some bourbons, have many good bottles and a few that weren't so good, but this is an odd one. Kind of smooth, subtle, but wishy washy and the finish isn't good. Not terrible like a cheap fiery blended Scoth but not good either. Bailie Nichol Jarvie blended is cheaper and much nicer. Will drink with coke next, a first since I developed a taste for nice whisky.

21st April 2017

No taste, no smell, no good.

Very poor, no real taste or character. Designed to be drunk quickly with mixers.... which is not the point of a whiskey. It is basically neutral, effectively a vodka coloured to look like whiskey. Which raises the question of why it wants to be a whiskey. You could make something better in your bath.

11th April 2017

Nasty, very nasty.

Bloody awful.

28th March 2017

Light and sweet with a long lingering ginger afterglow

Tried for the first time recently. Very pleasantly surprised. Ignore all the would be malt masters who just want to sound clever, this is a very easy drink with a long and spicy linger. If you like ginger you will enjoy this. Forget Beckham, forget it's a single grain, forget the poser bottle and just enjoy a lovely light late night whisky.

19th March 2017

Highly disappointing

Blended water with notes of perfume and gasoline... the well designed bottle is unfortunately all you pay for.

25th February 2017

The boys version

Stick with football Dave , because your clearly clueless in regards to how a good whisky should taste . Made for posers.

15th February 2017

Valentine present

Had this bought as a valentines gift from the Mrs . Had one glass neat and one on ice and although it's very very smooth ( to point I had to check its % level and was surprised it is 40%) the chemical taste is something else .

14th February 2017

Nice bottle but save your money

David Beckham and other footballers are sissys by nature , crying and rolling around on the floor for no reason. Haig club is exactly for that kind of person .

Has no character , tastes of water and is way overpriced . Atleast the big perfume bottle looks nice .

14th February 2017

Overpriced Water

Please save your money!!! No character , no complexity, agree with the other comments , this is for the poser at the bar trying to impress his friends. Save your money .

14th February 2017

Watery , ethanol rich , overhyped

Had this bought for me as a birthday present . I wanted to try this for a while but never got around to buying myself it . Regrettably the money could of been spent elsewhere . The initial smell was promising , but both neat and over ice is a very watery , boring ethanol rich taste . Even drinking neat is disappointing and offers no enjoyable surprises . I'm really surprised at just how watery and bland this is and for around £35 ? Of course this does not break the bank but your better off buying a Jonny walker black , glenfidich 18 or even a jamersons . This is definitely for the kind of 18 year old guy that wants to look big infront of his friends as appose to the whiskey enthusiasts.

14th February 2017

Ick

Handed a sample of this in King's Cross, and I thought the marketing rep was trying to poison me with lighter fluid. Awful.

14th February 2017

Poor value for money and not my choice in whisky

Over priced definitely.
Very viscous. Takes s long time for coatline to break and legs to run. A lt of oil off the grain. Dare I suggest Rye.
Initially very sweet, then very cereal. Banana in the background. The cask may well dominate the spirit, as in caramel, suggestive of level three char, and toffee, suggesting an input of Americsn White Oak, but resinous background may indicate hogshead. Vanilla also. Coconut.
Palate, sweet, coconut, vanilla, toffee, cereal. Slightly tannic, which again may come from hogsheads with Fresh ends, reflecting the oakiness.
Finish, is short and disappears quickly. Spicey. I agree with the malt master above, cinnamon and ginger with s little nutmeg.

Overall. I got this as a gift and would suggest that it is very overpriced due to the marketing. I would spend my own money on an Ardbeg or Laphroaig or even better value for money the double cask Tamnavulin available st half the price of Club in a certain supermarket in the UK. Not only is the Tamnavulin double cask s better buy, but it is by far a better whisky. I stop short of calling this rubbish, but if tempted just buy s good blend.
Cannot in any way recommend this, but the Tamnavulin double cask, I certainly can.

12th February 2017

rather rubbish

Unpleasant thin taste, the warning signs are on the label when it is suggested you mix it, ffs.

10th February 2017

i resent giving it a 1..........but its alcohol.

More like at the forefront of Becks sweaty socks, rank rank rank, a cross between cheap W&M and Meths. Only drinking because I'm totally desperate but this makes me wish I wasn't an alcoholic.

26th January 2017

The poser's whisky

If you're thinking, "Well, it looks like an oversized perfume bottle and it's being loudly hawked by a celebrity footballer, so surely the whisky inside can't be that great" --- congratulate yourself, because that's a pretty accurate assessment. I was given a bottle of this whisky as part of a corporate package, and while it's not dreadful, it's not that great. And it's absolutely not worth the prices you see it selling for, even the one here, which is one of the more moderate prices I've seen. Though it's "smooth" and easy enough to drink on ice, there's very little complexity (even neat), virtually no finish, and no character. Though there's a bit of spiciness on the palate and perhaps a bit of sweetness once it's iced down, the whisky is poorly balanced, with an ethanol-dominated attack, and as mentioned, almost nothing of note on the finish. For considerably less money, you can get the not-as-flashy standard-bearer blend, Johnnie Walker Black Label, a proper 12 year old dram with at least some nuanced complexity and a lovely, creamy mouthfeel -- a popular and indeed common whisky, but one that's far better to drink. Save this Haig Club dreck for the nightclub posers who don't know any better. And if you're really just set on a grain whisky (because they ARE interesting), look East to Japan. Try the Coffey Grain whisky from Nikka or The Chita from Suntory (the grain component of the excellent Hibiki blend, now sold as its own bottling). Both are superior to Haig Club, IMO.

21st January 2017

The worst Scotch I've ever had

I have broad tastes in Scotch (and Irish!). I bought a bottle as it was on special offer - now I know why. I can't think of a whisky I have disliked more - ever. I was genuinely shocked by how bad it was and disposed of it immediately. A year later I can still recall the taste - rather like when you have food poisoning and can never eat the culprit dish again..... I wonder how long it will survive.

21st January 2017

Expensive Bargin Bottle Quality.

Do not waste your money on this whiskey it is almost like paint thinner.

17th January 2017

Gave it a try, gave the rest away.

Picked some up from the Coop. We all know grains are part of blended scotch, but I thought this must be a clever use of high quality grain to produce a distinctive and different drink. Wrong! Imagine the cheapest of blends, then take away any hints of depth. Add in an industrial taste and you've got Haig Club. Would appeal to Vodka lovers who can't stomach single malt.

3rd January 2017

Fell for the hype

Bought a bottle for the Christmas drinks hamper. Disappointed. Wouldn't buy again.
Has no real guts or character for me, even as a mixer. Personally would go for a Famous Grouse or a Whyte and Mackay.

31st December 2016

Worth a try

This is a sociable drink. It does not price itself as a good single malt or, indeed, pretend to be. Surprisingly smooth, easy to drink and enjoyable. Drink straight...goes down OK. If you want a single malt, buy a single malt.

27th December 2016

Remove your head from your a?5e

There are many whisky snobs out there, each one has fallen for the marketing hype, for the prat that pleaded PLEASE DON'T BUY, when it is on offer I'll give it a try. I don't believe Haig would bottle CACK and then market it as Whisky

27th December 2016

CACK!

Only comparable to £10 a litre bargain bin supermarket own brand hooch.

Clearly they know how crap this is as it is marketed for mixing and cocktails... Yeah to hide the thin, watery, hint of meths that this stuff is.

I was unsure of something so heavily marketed so tried a 50ml miniture... Thanks God I only wasted £3.... Got 4 sips in gave up and added coke...

Avoid!

23rd December 2016

It will be commercially, not critically, successful

Nose: Grain & vanilla. Yes, lots of vanilla, with a raw distillate (i.e. almost rubbing alcohol) background.
Taste: Touch of vanilla-flavored diet coke; very smooth though. Acidic yet creamy; reminiscent of Korean beverage Milkis. Very mild, but artificial aspartame-like sweetness aftertaste lingers slightly. Nothing discernible behind this. Very mild and does not pack a punch. I can see it actually going very well with Coke, but "fake" sweetness is a drag for me alone. It does a good job of not being too offensive, so it's not horrible. It's not designed for single malt drinkers, so most here won't like it. I wouldn't buy, but it seems perfectly suited for what it's market is - it will be "downable" in shot form, and would accompany Coke ably.

20th December 2016

Waiting for flavour

The smell is really sharp for the 1st 10min when its in the glass. After its quite pleasant. And the taste...... U just wait for flavours to kick in, but nothing is happening. Maybe that dairy flavour at end suppose to be culmination? Well not my taste, really disapointing, at the price it is.

17th December 2016

Whiskey snob reviews

Some snobby reviews. Haig Club is quite good if you mix it with coke.
Its not got that dense oily flavor you get with single malts whisky.
It will defintly appeal to vodka drinkers.

16th December 2016

£15 at the supermarket, December 2016: you get what you pay for?

With Brexit, Trump and all that, 2016 is the year of 'uncharted territories' so I gave the Haig Club a go: regrettably I find it very hard to disagree with the negative comments below.

13th December 2016

Silky smooth

A real good whiskey. Smoother than some of the more expensive brands and a fine sweet flavour overall

10th December 2016

Wee dram

if you told me it was actually David Beckhams urine i'd at least be able to reconcile the poor taste.
if you genuinely feel the need to deviate from a good quality single malt....have a cup of tea.
or just pee in a glass and save yourself £35

8th December 2016

Not a real man's whisky

Awful flavoured water

6th December 2016

Horrific!

Safe to say this is the worst whiskey (if it can be called that) I have ever had the misfortune to have tasted. Managed to stomach one glass, didn't finish the second and for my troubles I was rewarded with the worst headache I have ever had!

5th December 2016

Bogging

Very expensive toilet cleaner

4th December 2016

Awful

Worst whisky Ive ever tasted by a mile. Lacks depth and complexity. Has an awful almost buttery note. Avoid!

4th December 2016

Disappointing weak flavours with overly sweet finish

Too much marketing hype led me to this.
Should have known it wouldn't live up to the advertising drumroll.
Still I'll have a lovely blue bottle once it's finished.

26th November 2016

Like sipping cheap vodka mixed with paracetamol ...

bought a miniature 50ml to test, thank gawds we didn't buy a full bottle.

Slightly sweet on the nose and the initial taste, then after the alcohol leaves the aftertaste you that awful hit of dispensable paracetamol mixed with cough medicine that is way WAY passed its use by date..

Avoid!

13th November 2016

Awful

Thought I'd try it because it was on offer, came home after a night out, thought nightcap, tried it, absolutely awful, just felt like I'd lit a fire in my mouth. Just wanted to pass this on, please don't buy.

5th November 2016

This is not whisky

Too much demand, not nearly enough quality barrels. The answer?: forget flavour, just use clever marketing and design to re-brand whisky to a new generation as a whole other drink that's cheaper to make but sells in ever greater volume. Essentially its Scottish heritage appropriated and perverted by multinationals in order to make money. Why not just drink vodka with your coke?

1st November 2016

rubbish

Please dont buy this whisky. It is terrible. No taste no flavour. It is THE worst whisky i have ever tasted. The only good side is that i did not pay for the whisky but my friend was out of pocket. It belongs in the toilet. They should take this off the shelves and replace it with bottled water, and the water tastes better

30th October 2016

A dram for the stupid

Tried a dram -as expected, a footballer's endorsement needed to sell an otherwise unsalable liquid to the naive. Awful waste of money - beware!

26th October 2016

A good social whisky

Suitable for a night out and not for the connoisseur. A good smooth taste

21st October 2016

Omg this was very very poorrr

This was down there as one of the poorest whiskeys ive ever had

30th September 2016

It's a bit so what.

My second bottle of this stuff.

Reminds me somewhat of Nikka's Coffey grain, which was far more complex than this but unpleasantly sweet and bourbony.

Although this seems to be a poor man's version as far as complexity, it's doing marginally better than the Nikka.


It's prefectly drinkable and there's nothing wrong with it but there seems to be some kind of distance between it's components somehow as though everything doesn't quite fit together right.

Not to be harsh but it tastes to me like a mixture of Johnny Walker's red and Jack Daniels watered down with some vodka and with a pinch of some kind of mulled wine mix thrown in to cheer things up.

Overall it's OK. It's just dull and boring and doesn't have much going for it other than the nice bottle.

Easy to down. Good for people who drink whiskey by the gallon and don't want to think about it too much. Also good if you like designer bottles for your Instagram pics... like me :) ....Otherwise don't bother.

Th

Very overpriced for what it is.

18th September 2016

August 2016 - the market has spoken...

Not the best not the worst...easy to drink, smooth, yes lacks character, but ive had way way worse, a mid range whisky.... now the good part here in NYC atleast this stuff is selling for 20$ 750ML .... the market has spoken, taste much better now that my wallet is happy too :)

11th August 2016

The Worst Grain Whisky On The Market...

This is a prime example of companies taking the p*ss out if the consumer. Lets put the poor liquid into a fancy bottle and punch up the price by 25%. Oh and lets employ a retired football star to take it to market...doesn't matter that he doesn't really drink whisky or know anything about it. The whisky itself is bland, thin and lacking in any character whatsoever! It grieves me every time one of these are sold as for far less, consumers can enjoy a great grain whisky at a far lower price. Avoid folks!

7th August 2016

Smooth and creamy

I had my doubts about this so tried a £3.00 minature bottle. Okay so it doesn't have a proper malt taste nor does it have a peaty aroma, however, this whisky is smoother than most expensive malts and has a delicious creamy finish. Have to agree though, you're paying an extra ten quid for the bottle. One last thing, those people who say it's the worst whisky they have ever tasted, you need to get out more and try the lower end whiskeys. I've had a rough bottle that tasted like poison with a rubber finish, now that was a whiskey I can honestly say was the worst ever!

2nd August 2016

Surprisingly good

I was pleasantly surprised. Very good single grain. Overpriced to be sure. But this is not hard to enjoy at all.

1st August 2016

Not the best

Not worth the money

23rd June 2016

Very Poor!

It smells and tastes like cheap aftershave!

22nd June 2016

Awful

Has an aroma that reminds me of a chemistry set I had as a kid. Only redeeming quality is that about 45 seconds after a sip you do get a nice fruity aftertaste. Not worth the struggle of trying to get this down though!

22nd June 2016

Was this just a bad batch? don't want to chance a second bottle

I was shocked at how bad this tasted, heavy alcohol sting on the palate with a harsh chemical after taste that lingers to the finish.
This bears no resemblance to the comments made by the MoM chaps.
It appears they spent more time on the bottle design than quality testing the final product!

16th June 2016

Rank

Quite possibly the worst whisky I have ever tasted. It's howling.

14th June 2016

No taste

Thankfully I didnt buy it, but was most disappointing when I received this (and tasted it) rather than the dalwhinnie I said I liked.

It's pretty tastelest and I suspect wont sell many repeat units, it's also overpriced. If you love your whisky, save your money and buy something else.

12th June 2016

It's not disgusting, just bland.

At first, I thought I was missing something so I gave it another go. As my review title says, there's no bad taste here at all. But there's also no good taste. A bad taste would be a characteristic of some sort but this is a very watery drink.

Granted, I like a peat whisky or 2 so it was never going to be up my street.

My main problem with Haig is that it's been given a premium price and look and the taste does not reflect that in any way.

To the reviewer below who says anyone who gives Haig a bad review knows nothing about scotch, can you answer me one question please?

If you drink enough of this, does it make you forget about kicking Diego Simeone in 98?

Only love
HH

9th June 2016

The ones giving this a bad review know nothing about scotch

Light and smooth, complex undertones, everyone I've let try it, love it as well. Is it the be all end all in scotch...no. But it is on my list of scotch that I'd actually keep in my cabinet.

7th June 2016

If I looked like David Beckham I'd bottle tramps p!ss too

Truly the worst whisky I have ever tasted!!

The only good thing about it is my Mum would like the bottle to use as a vase. Once I've found enough people I hate enough to offer a dram of this revolting crap I'll make my Mum's day.

4th June 2016

Really, don't bother.

I bought a miniature on a whim to see what it was like, no nose, very little flavour. It tastes mainly like alcohol with some grain sweetness and a mild whisky flavour, a bit like cheap vodka with a spoonful of Bells in it. After a couple of mouthfuls it graduates from just bland to actually unpleasant.

I bought some so you don't have to, stay away.

3rd June 2016

Awful taste

The taste is awful.. Waste of money.

25th May 2016

Haig Club FC wins the match

While this whiskey doesn't win the championship, it definitely scores a goal and finishes in the top half of the table. For the soccer fan who loves scotch, I couldn't wait to try it and as is the case with all scotch whiskey, Haig Club has it's own unique flavor. Sweeter and smooth like Glenlivet or Aberfeldy with notes of vanilla. It's great on ice or in ginger ale. I don't get what people are bitching about, sure it's not a 20 year aged scotch but it's good.

22nd May 2016

Sip not Gulp

A light bodied single GRAIN whisky with an uncomplicated pleasant aroma of stone fruits, caramel and spice. Brimming on the tongue with the unmistakable grain alcohol explosion is incredibly smooth, without the harshness of cheaper grain blends, slowly subsiding into a symphony of butterscotch, caramel and creme, with a prolonged mature finish, this packs a punch and then some. A fit and proper whiskey. Not quite as nice as the 50yr old Single grain single cask deliciousness from yesterday, but not £300 behind it either.

15th May 2016

Notes of toilet duck and great PR

I'd rather lick a cats armpit

13th May 2016

Terrible

Terrible drink !
Would much rather drink a talisker or even a famous grouse black .
Over priced !
The only nice thing is the bottle .

6th May 2016

One for mixing

As others have said, the best thing about it is the bottle. Definitely one for mixing.

22nd April 2016

Not bad

Definitely not an expert on Scotch but on ice it's smooth. I've had better stuff at same price and I've had much worse. Wanted to try something different and it's establishment date caughty eye. Maybe a sucker to advertisement but overall OK.

18th April 2016

Terrible

Never mind comparing this to a single malt, even comparing it to grain whisky in the same price bracket it's awful, as a stand alone drink it's awful, as a fluid it's awful, I wouldn't even use this to disinfect my toilet, it would do an awful job of that too.

It's crap with a fancy label and if you buy it you support selling a product with fancy advertising opposed to selling product based on its actual quality.

14th April 2016

mrs stokes brennan

I love this whisky its got a real easy to drink element to it bit pricey for a grain not a single malt though but I will buy again if on offer my husband and I are both whisky drinkers and prefer malts as a rule of thumb

13th April 2016

It's a winner

The wannabe whisky snobs are out in force. Haig Club is well worth adding to your collection. There's a hint of spice and it goes down nicely on the rocks.

13th April 2016

It's a GRAIN Whisky not a MALT

Stop comparing this to a single malt as it's clearly labelled otherwise. Haig single, wait for it..... GRAIN.... Yes bit over priced and not that bad but if your comparing it to a single malt then it's never fog to compete

13th April 2016

Average

Tried this with a couple of nights ago. It tastes more like Jack Daniels honey. It was easy on the nose and throat but it is not something you will look to drink again. I'd rather get maybe a Glenlivet 12 or 15.

7th April 2016

Ugh

Fancy bottle. No flavor. Hugely overpriced and disappointing. Oops!

8th March 2016

Not bad on ice and on sale

Picked up for 19.99 USD, on ice it is pretty good. Wouldn't pay more than that.

27th February 2016

Mr Leroy james

I'm a laphroaig lover, but I'm luvin this too.

25th February 2016

TERRIBLE .

I don't think I've ever written a review before, but this whiskey is pure crap. I'll give them 5 stars for marketing and packaging, but the product itself is not worth your money.

19th February 2016

Lovley bottle terrible contents

Honestly one of the worst whiskies I have ever tasted. I have had more enjoyment out of blends a third of the price than this whisky. Gladly I only bought a small taster bottle instead of spending money on a full size one.

12th February 2016

Just Garbage

For the price I can get two bottles of better stuff.

11th February 2016

Perspective

I agree with comments made here by apparent consumers of finer single malts. It does not stack up against other bottles at $55+U.S, there are many other choices I would make (whether I am in a peaty mood or not). With that said, I did not open this and pour a dram expecting to taste a finer single malt.

I picked up a bottle of this stuff at Costco for a mere $29.99. For that price, and what I can't get for that price in a single malt, it is not bad. I understand some would say that is not a reason to choose a whisky, but the price was right for trying something different.

When I want a single malt, I will not reach for this. But if I want a drink on the rocks, and I do not want a bourbon, this is a good alternative.


7th February 2016

Good but overpriced (ignore the haters!)

This is a nice grain whisky, quite subtle and sweet but with the typical grain sharpness cutting through. The finish is spicy, dry and surprisingly long. I think a lot of people are comparing this single grain to single malt and expecting it to taste the same failing to realise or understand the difference between malt and grain, if they tasted the same there would be no point making malt whisky! Grain whisky has a taste and style of it's own and I think Haig Club does a decent job displaying this and may point people in the direction of the finer single cask grains that are out there. My only complaints would be the measly 40% and the price, you're really paying for the fancy presentation, should be around the £30 mark and I only bought it when it was on offer so my mark for the whisky is 7/10 but not at full price.

And as for all the people marking it down because of the David Beckham connection, well... really?.....yawn......

1st February 2016

The best whiskey I have tasted

I really can't understand the negative comments/reviews I found this whiskey very smooth, clean and moorish! I am a lover of it

31st January 2016

Billy

Not a lot of nose... there is something.. but I cant tell what.? confused. Yet it is by no means flavourless. Somewhat bland, yet this adds to its smoothness. Personally I put this in with Gentleman Jack.. (which I actually like so don't hang me yet) I does not have a harsh palate at all. While it doesn't jump out at me.. I will however give it its place. It is by no means fowl. I think there is a lot of pomposity when it comes to taste and the negativity towards it comes from so-called-experts telling you the 'nose' is not good because the bottle looks like aftershave???. Its drinkable.. not the best I have had but by no means the worst. Middle of the road. I give it 2 out of 5. Overpriced, Agreed, deserving of the abuse because they decided to bottle it differently.. disagree. Take your focus off of Beckam and the bottle and actually take a sip. If you don't like it.. then say.. but don't condemn it because of its ??shape??

30th January 2016

Pure rubbing alcohol

I had to do a double take at the bottle at first taste. I thought I might have mixed it up with my rubbing alcohol bottle. But alas I didn't. This stuff is better suited as an antiseptic than a a whiskey.

27th January 2016

Marketing at its best, WHISKY at its worst

Cost me £12.00 in a bar in London for a nip. I may as well have set fire to the money, at least I would have had a few seconds of heat from it. This is marketing at its best and WHISKY at its worst! (I have capitalised as I cannot believe how many people on this thread do not know how to spell the word correctly) Poor fishy aroma and taste, simply awful stuff...I was bought a 14 year Balvenie Caribbean Cask for Christmas, now there is a fantastic whisky, for the same price as this swill!

18th January 2016

Why the hate

I was reluctant to buy the David Beckham endorsed whiskey after reading some negative reviews on various sites but I decided that the best way to find out was to try for myself and..
I loved it. Great smell. Great taste..I learned a valuable lesson, don't always believe the negative reviews. Decide for yourself.

9th January 2016

Hair REJUVENATING MIRACLE

Wait what this is whiskey tastes like aftershave or the latest hair club tonic

9th January 2016

Just odd

After all the bad reviews I had to see for myself since it was on sale here at half price. My taste in Scotch gravitates to Macallan, Highland Park, Dalwhinnie, Laphroaig, Glenmorangie and Talisker, so I think I have an appreciation for quality. The Haig Club on first taste was - just odd. Wierd. Can't put my finger on it but I get the references to vodka, grain alcohol, paint thinner, etc. And although I won't "blowtorch my nipples off" before drinking it again (LOL) I'll keep trying it to see if my opinion changes. As it is, it is drinkable, smooth, and very, very different. But $60 USD? No way. Maybe $25 - $30. Glad I got it at discount. I'll give it this, it is memorable since I've never tasted anything like it.

8th January 2016

Flavourings?

The branding has been incredibly clever I'll give them that, it appeals to mass market which is something a scotch rarely achieves, however;
The price is equivalent to a decent 12 or even 16 year malt, this tastes like they got impatient, left it for three years, then added some caramel colouring and artificial liquid smoke flavouring (I'm not kidding, the stuff they put in barbecue sauce, it tastes like that)
I've never pretended to be an expert but this is horrible, it specifies no age on the bottle and suggests it's good with ice or for mixing (?!!) what single malt ever says mix it with Coke on the label
Absolutely horrible, intended for the young posh look at my bloody red trousers types who have no idea what they're doing, seriously, most Welsh whiskey is better than this!

2nd January 2016

Kim Pearce

I had my first taste of this whisky on New Years Eve and I must say its one of the best I have ever tasted. Mellow and not to overpowering this will be on my Christmas list for years to come, I liked bells but after one drink I will never get bells again.

1st January 2016

elizabeth baca

smooth but exciting I'm a Glenfiddich person, but like this very much and will continue to drink it

GREAT BLUE BOTTLE

31st December 2015

ninja turtle

as an irish woman i really did not want to like this whisky but the peaty smokey tones and the lovely after tones really won me over i think everyone is more fasciated with mr beckham tut tut tut in my view a very tasty whisky forget about the advert and relax and enjoy Haig

30th December 2015

utterly revolting

Honestly, it shouldn't even sit on the shelf next to bells. No depth of flavour, unpleasant smell, tastes like cheap vodka mixed with cheap whisky. More thought has obviously got into the crass aftershave-like vessel, than than the actual so called whiskey. Worst Christmas present I've had for years, totally vile, no defending it.

30th December 2015

Cheap aftershave

it tastes live I imagine David Beckham smells..

30th December 2015

What?

Very smooth, but not flavorful. A scotch novice could pound this. I think that the thing that got me though was that the nose reminded me of rubbing alcohol. Not a good introduction.

30th December 2015

Bumble

Just awful.

29th December 2015

Big W

I've tasted hundreds of single malts over the years and would some what class myself as a whisky connoisseur, I've travelled the world tasting from Scotland to Japan and I would say a this is in the top 15 I've tried. Pleasing on the throat and incredibly smooth, a slightly sweet nutty aroma but the taste has a slight toffee hint. Recommend with a drop of water and no ice. Definatly one to slowly sip. I think Dave and the boys have done incredibly well with Haig club.

26th December 2015

n forbes

only good thing about this scotch ,is the blue bottle ,terrible stuff ,harsh on the throat ,tastes a bit like bells. not worth the money ,would not buy again .

26th December 2015

After a long time

I had my first haig single grain last night. I hadn't ever heard of it and this was my first ever single grain. I've drank over 30 different single malts in recent years and in the last year due to health issues I couldn't taste the flavour in whiskey so I took a break. So my assessment is...

Nose: light, vibrantly fruity, light wood.
Palette: sweet, more like enhanced sweetness, light and gentle, not young and crude.
After: very smooth going down completes the whole toffee finish. Not strong at all. This morning first feeling...now that was a smooth gentle whiskey, I wish I had saved some for the morning.

It may not be the best or strongly flavourful whiskey but it wasn't hard on my body at all. Overall a very good experience of a gently but finely distilled scotch. I would certainly have one again.

I wasn't aware of the price or endorsement or reviews before I was gifted it. But at 40 usd its steep.

25th December 2015

This crap sells for 250 dollars jn Korea

This has no taste worth writing. It is pure garbage in a nice looking bottle. Even without much taste it is still not smooth.

21st December 2015

poor

Tastes like a vodka gin with a slight hint of whiskey. Also overpriced.

18th December 2015

Disappointed

I purchased a bottle under the assumption it would make me a good footballer, handsome & suave.
Imagine my utter disappointment, The reality is it made me sick, I mean really sick, to the point I thought I was going to 'throw-up' my intestines. It had a musky aroma which I can only describe as soiled football socks.
I am Scottish, so I am an authority on Whiskey, Buckfast, Tennants Super & Methylated Spirits,
I have a sophisticated palette, but Haig Club is without doubt the most disgusting Whiskey I have ever tasted, I can only assume that Mrs Beckham was involved as the master blender.
One positive thing, It made me as incoherent and as unable to string together a sentence as David Beckham.

16th December 2015

Bad taste

Could have bought 4 cases of coors light that taste a hell of alot better

16th December 2015

Mrfwon

Considering the price, you can get a nice entry level 12 year old for the same price. This is rubbish and aimed at those boat shoe wearing, and tight chino short muppets that like JD & Coke.

14th December 2015

Pilch Richards

Terrible whiskey over priced rubbish,think it was this stuff that gave me the runs

14th December 2015

Take David Beckham out it!

Forget the advertising and knocking it because David Beckham is associated with it. It's a light well flavoured whisky that's easy to drink!

13th December 2015

Whisky sampling

Not much better than Bells, don't waste your money .

13th December 2015

Nasty

I don't know what this tastes of, but it's not whisky.

12th December 2015

Whisky for estate agents

Anyone who buys into this heavily marketed but bland (mediocre, drinkable with cola) should stick to jack Daniels.

10th December 2015

stick to football

David beckham should stick to football, if this is what he think's whisky is !
fit only for people that mix coke with there whisky.
i would give zero stars.

9th December 2015

Miss

It is actually the best whisky ever loved it !!!!

8th December 2015

Execrable

Very poor.

6th December 2015

only fit for a cocktail

In a cocktail this works fairly well but on its own its just a weak young whisky with hardly any flavour. If this was £20 a bottle then ok but at £40-45 its a huge rip off , defiantly one to avoid unless you plan on using it for cocktails and even then there are much better and cheaper whisky's for that

29th November 2015

Not completely horrible.

This is wayyyy overpriced. I'd put this in the 20-25 dollar mark. ANY J Walker has more flavor. Its probably too approachable for someone wanting to enter the world of whiskey. The bottle is a work of art. The stuff inside leaves a LOT to be desired. I'd drink this if i had nothing else, but falls in a DISTANT second to any real whiskey.

29th November 2015

Delightful with ice

May be it's not as rich as some other whiskies but it has a different taste and feel about it, especially with ice. I would drink it again.

28th November 2015

It's not that bad!

It's not as bad as people make out, some people just love to moan.... That being said it's not the best and maybe overpriced but certainly drinkable, it has some nice flavours, don't always go by the reviews as some people jump on the "I know all about whiskey band wagon" when really they are just following like sheep!

26th November 2015

Overpriced, but a good smooth single grain

I think maybe the myriad of bad reviews are coming from more seasoned scotch drinkers who are expecting bigger, bolder, or more complex. Drinking this after say a caol ila it will taste quite flat, but to me its more of a caramel sweet mellowness than it is 'fish' or what others have said. Once you know what it is and what to expect, I think the only problem here is really the price. For 1/3 less I'd be quite happy.

23rd November 2015

moonshine

I have just started my journey into whisky. And this is my fourth bottle (after jura origin, jura superstition and glenlivet) I hadn't seen any of the adverts with bekham as this would of turned me off straight away. (Along with his bargain bucket aftershave). It was on offer in waitrose and if I'm honest the bottle took me in. Even with my uneducated pallete I could tell this was glasweigen gripe water from the first sip. Can't say I'm rich enough to tip this down the sink, but I will drink it all as punishment to remind me not to be taken by shiny trinkets. Avoid.

19th November 2015

Mac whiskey taster

Tried it today not over impressed, I'm a big single malt whiskey fan tried this not having read these reviews don't thinking as bad as some paint it but most definitely not worth £45 a bottle (fortunately didn't pay that much). Don't know we're the tasters get the bullocks tasting notes from they must have been drinking a real whiskey not a pretender.

11th November 2015

Beautiful Bottle, Ugly Whisky

I initially read the reviews and thought to myself it must be one of those aquired tasting whiskies.
So I went out and bought a bottle. Don't make the same mistake, not sure how they got away with bottling this, it's just plain terrible. Like I said you're paying for the bottle, I literally poured it out after the 2nd sip and filled it up with a bottle of Redbreast 12y old. Looks good on the shelf but save your money.

28th October 2015

Mr J D Fesel

Needs to be in the Edinburgh fringe...!!

23rd October 2015

The whisky for people that most nothing about whisky

Not even worth £5.00 a bottle.

23rd October 2015

Very bad

pure marketing, terrible whisky

26th September 2015

It's ok

This is blatantly just moonshine with flavouring in. That said I like the bottle & it's easy to drink. Would I buy it again. No.

23rd September 2015

I just dumped the whole bottle

A friend and I took two sips of this donkey piss. Then I dumped the whole bottle on the fire, the fire failed to ignite like Beckham trying to win for England. This was worst purchase ever at the duty free. You would be safer to lick urinal pucks and then drink this dirty English piss.

20th September 2015

What is this?

I'm not entirely sure this is whisky. On first sniff it's like cheap vodka. I got a sudden proustian rush of adolescent park bench piss ups but nothing more sophisticated.

First taste? There's nothing there. I'm a huge fan of good blends which are often vastly superior to most single malts but this is just......nothing.

It doesn't taste of anything much. A slight caramel hint but mostly just alcohol. It has no body. Add a dash of water and you don't see the release of oils a good blend shows. It makes you feel like a desperate alcoholic as you drink it as it has no other purpose than to get you drunk.

I love good whisky and I think I appreciate a good one but I don't think this stuff qualifies as whisky at all. It's a sort of well packaged drain cleaner. No one could say they enjoy it. Haig have made a spirit for peopl who find supermarket vodka too taxing. It's the worst whisky I've ever tasted.

You could get two bottles of the blessed Johnie Walker Black for one of these. I think you know what to do folks.

13th September 2015

Fish

As someone else noted, it does actually taste overwhelmingly like fish at first. And not in a good way.

9th September 2015

Whisky for children.

Save yourself £30 easily. Buy a bottle of bottom shelf supermarket vodka, add a slug of Canadian Maple Syrup and a few drops of yellow food colouring. Terrible.

5th September 2015

Bien

Sans glace , fruité très doux avec une petite pointe de bourbon , j'aime .

23rd August 2015

magpie

I nearly brought a bottle today but changed my mind,so glad I did not after reading all these reviews. Sounds a flop.

23rd August 2015

FILTH

Absolutely horrid. Bought this as it was on offer, well I'm not bloody surprised!!! I've literally just poured it down the sink. Don't waste your time or money on this garbage!!!

16th August 2015

shocking

Really bad, not even good for mixing with coke.

15th August 2015

Not nice

I'm just a normal guy who enjoys a wee whisky, I don't really care who makes it or what it's pedigree is. If it's good I'll drink it, If it's not to my taste I'll try and appreciate it, but this stuff is horrible, even if it was a £10 blend I'd consider it over priced!

3rd August 2015

Excellent smooth taste

I bought mine from Thailand duty free shop, tried it neat with mineral water and ice. It was pleasant smooth experience with an aromatic hint.

31st July 2015

Stanis

Tried this at a party recently.Absolutely dreadful.Weak,watery and insipid.Just glad that I didn't have to pay for it.If you want a decent haig whisky drink Gold,Dimple,or Pinch.John Haig would turn in his grave if he tasted this rubbish.Its way overpriced too.

29th July 2015

J

First impression, the smell is similar to that of vodka that is not distilled. After leaving it to breath for about 5mins the smell is no longer overpowering and slightly sweet. Unfortunately, the price is a bit too much for what you pay for otherwise a drinkable whisky.

28th July 2015

No more

Brought a bottle when it first came out in duty free was impressed I loved every bit of the one litre, on return brought some from the local shops and Costco I spent on 4 bottles to never find the same taste...in fact it tasted like I would have been better of drinking nail polish remover...international version beats the UK market version...

27th July 2015

A cunning plan

I bought this mainly out of curiosity... and an expensive mistake it was.

The bottle looks great but its been relegated to the back of the spirits cabinet due to its vodka-esque taste and harsh aroma. Alternatively if you have a father in law you dislike, give it to them as an after dinner apéritif... this will ensure they never visit again.

Mission accomplished.

24th July 2015

Mr. Magoo

This is really bad, even for single grain spirit. A waste of whisky money

21st July 2015

New guy

The chaps at master of malt should reconsider their review. They sound like whisky morons. Near as I can tell no one else thinks this garbage is approachable. I cannot believe any of your reviews.

17th July 2015

Bill Maclagan

This is perhaps the worst whisky ever distilled, if it actually was distilled. Very bad.

17th July 2015

Haig club

This is awful whisky.

17th July 2015

Aqua Velva

All this is is a bottle of Aqua Velva, rebranded. some of the worst scotch i've tasted.

16th July 2015

Flimsy

tastes like a watered down mid range brandy. There's "delicately flavoured" and then there's just "flimsy". What little flavour you get from this, it dissipates in seconds. Seemingly a cynical attempt to commercialise whiskey to the kids of today's social media. Well they can have it....with coke, I'd suggest.

10th July 2015

Joeseph Rogers

Bought a bottle of this as a whim from Waitrose, they had it on offer, reduced from £45 to 19.95. I wish I hadn't bothered. I agree about the aroma, very chemical like, the taste is very bland but smooth. A waste of £20.

7th July 2015

Roger Kendal

got a bottle of this "dirt checp" as the top seal got damaged whilst taking off a security cap. Thought the aroma to be very "chemical like", it's a smooth whisky and IMO it's very thin on taste. I only had to pay 13GBP due to the seal being damaged. I wouldn't bother with this again. Like most of Beckhams football...boring

6th July 2015

Rubbish

If I was blindfolded and given this I would think I was drinking some posh vodka.

Very Poor. I would rather drink Bells.

22nd June 2015

Cheap and nasty

Never tasty a single grain whiskey before, but when opened the beautiful looking bottle the smell was somewhat unwhiskey like, possibly corked? Disappointed considering the cost

21st June 2015

Grows on you.

Wasn't impressed at first taste. Few months later I gave it another go and I'm starting to like the stuff. Wouldn't be my go to but I'd welcome it as a Christmas / Birthday present

19th June 2015

Lack Luster

Save your pallet and use it to clean auto parts. I was expecting so much more than below average.

18th June 2015

beckhams big boozy blunder

becks was a good player but a poor blender. its an inoffensive thing, like a vodka. your girlfriend will probably like it

14th June 2015

CRAP

This is worse than than the cheap tesco crap, there are plent of good blended whiskeys and single malts, This is neither

12th June 2015

Rough

Disgrace to call this whisky.

30th May 2015

Drinkable

great clean taste, love it - for me it's in my top three affordable range. I just keep reaching for my glass its so crisp and clean with a deep after taste to remind me I'm special.

24th May 2015

@ Fantastic whiskey

I suspect you are storing your whisk(e)y incorrectly. You need to store it upright (i.e. with the cork at the top). Corked whiskies are bottled using a soft cork unlike the hard cork used for wines and the like. This is so you can open and close the bottle easily with the cork. This more supple cork will deteriorate if left in the fluid. Try to avoid this by setting the bottle upright and save your whisk(e)y!

14th May 2015

awful

lol david backham is bad at making whisky

28th April 2015

Chemical cocktail?

At first taste it was nice and refreshing - I thought it was merely overpriced. But as the level dropped in the bottle it tasted more and more like one of those whisks eyes aged with "Oak & time" . Sorry - not for me

20th April 2015

Not good

When I started with whisky, every "expert" recommended whiskys like Glenfiddich, glenlivet, blends etc...why?? It almost put me off whisky. What I What I was tasting felt light, weak in taste, diluted...really uinteresting beverage. Then by some miraclus chance I bought Lagavuling 16 just for the heck of it. Thinking if this dosent taste something im forgetting about whisky. Well what do u know...it tasted amazing!

Today im really glad I bought that scary advanced not for newcommers bottle of Lagavulin. I will never recommend a whisky like Haig Club, Glenfiddich etc to a beginner just because its light, nice and smooth. I will recommend a proper whisky that actually exemplfies what proper scoth whisky is all about.

16th April 2015

the george noory of whisky

no personality, no nose, no finish. nothing to report. a bland, milk toast attempt.

don

15th April 2015

Brutal

My choice of Whisky is Glenmorangie, however I mainly drink Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey, but mistakenly I thought I would give this a bash. If you're looking for expensive screen wash for your car then crack on and buy a bottle of Haig Club. If you're looking for a decent Whisky then avoid at all costs. There are plenty of brilliant(and reasonably priced) bottles available that easily put this disaster of distillation to shame. As someone said previously, a bottle of Monkey Shoulder for £25 is far superior.

10th April 2015

Dumped my glass

Simplistic, hot, uninteresting. And then it gets worse. Cloying sweetness, thin body, and wretched chemical notes. I cannot recall the last time I was unable or unwilling to finish a glass of whisky, but this one went down the drain after a painful ten minute test run. An embarrassment to all involved, including me as the purchaser.

10th April 2015

Not sure

Smooth, uncomplicated, little aroma or finish, easy drinking, pick up bourbon hints, caramel sweetness but somehow the sweetness feels artificial after the 3rd mouthful. Weirdly adding water increases the chemically sweetness, odd. I'll finish it slowly one small glass is enough.

25th March 2015

The Worst.

A baffling bad whisky. Decided I didn't want to be prejudice and actually make my own opinion, so got stuck in with an open mind. I don't care about the fancy packaging - lots of great whisky has fancy packaging and if people want to spend a bit more on a bottle that looks like it should hold perfume, then fine.....as long as the contents is drinkable.

But it wasn't. Practically nothing to nose here - there is so little aroma, that most of what ends up your nose is alcohol. On the palate, it is as thin and insipid as you could imagine. And as for a finish - you'll be lucky! All incredibly disappointing. It doesn't even have the sweetness that a lot of average but drinkable grain whiskies + bourbons have. If the idea was to appeal to a new market, then I can only imagine it must have the opposite effect. If this was the first whisky I tried, I don't think I'd be where I am today.

When one thinks about what you could get at the same price, it's really rather incomprehensible and sad.

24th March 2015

Fantastic whiskey

Hello i agree with everything all the reviews say and would be a 5 star apart from the cork gets wet and starts to fall apart other than that fantastic whiskey.

18th March 2015

fantastic liquid in an awesome bottle

Overpriced - yes. Malt - no (but i haven't seen it advertised as a malt). As a young whiskey drinker, I think this is great that someone has tried to appeal to the younger drinkers and offered something new. Easy to drink +great marketing = great product. Well done Haig club.

9th March 2015

consistent with the others

I bought this because 1. Had a few extra bucks to spend and 2. Very cool looking bottle and sound endorsement. The days of liquor store scam should be gone (1982ish). A bottle commanding the price should be worthy to some degree. Wow. This is a scam. Read the other reviews for the details because I am done here.

6th March 2015

worst tasting ever..

I do not have high hope for it after reading a few bad review. Bought it anyway because of DB. Now it sitting in my bathroom for use as mouthwash after I finished my listerine. I think listerine taste better

4th March 2015

One for the night club

Ok so I normally purchase peaty heavyweight whiskies - Lagavulin 16yo, Ardbeg Uigeadail etc. As such I was skeptical of this celebrity endorsed dram. It's light , almost no nose - floral taste is different from any whisky I've tried but that shouldn't count against it. It's just different - light, fresh and easy drinking.

3rd March 2015

Surprisingly decent!

Trendy bottle and ties to Beckham. Great way to get people into whiskey. Easy to drink and decent taste. Best over ice. Maybe knock the price down a bit.

3rd March 2015

Haig Club

I have enjoyed my first Haig Experience. I will be going back for more. I am a big Jura Fan and put this on a par.

27th February 2015

Hello! It's grain whiskey

IMHO grain whiskey is blended with malt whiskey to stretch the malts. Drinking a single grain whiskey is like kissing your sister. Trust me, the best way to taste grain whiskey is have one sip and then throw away the bottle. Do a test taste, comparing Beckham's Haig Club, Black Bottle, Black Grouse, Famous Grouse plus any malt of your choice. I guarantee that the more expensive Haig Club will finish last. Now why can't Becks stick to Pie and Mash and finally bring us the PM restaurant he promised?

24th February 2015

Nothing wrong with this

I think its alright, very easy to drink after a long day at work.

22nd February 2015

The worst tasting whisky EVER...if one can even call it whisky

I've never tasted petrol before but this "whisky" would be what I'd imagine petrol to taste like. NO flavour whatsoever and it felt like I was drinking some kind of chemical laced with alcohol. What a waste of my money. Beckham had better quickly distance himself from this awful poison.

21st February 2015

Cheap and sickly tasting

After having experienced Grant's Black Barrel and Snow Grouse grain whiskys, the latter being a mere blended, I had high hopes for this exotic looking dram, especially at £45!. The packaging is great - thank the lairds there's no picture of DB on it, the bottle looks uber cool, the metallic topped cork stopper has real bling class - you can tell where this is going.... then you pour a shot into a chilled glass. First taste - oooooer the wrong side of sweet as in sticky toffee pudding, but like an over scented Yankee Candle. Then on ice - same story. Don't even bother adding water - makes it more sickly. I like my whisky to keep me wanting just one more taste... or double, but this one was quite nausiating and sticky - nothing delicate, interesting, subtle, in fact, quite possibly the most disappointing whisky I have ever drunk. In my view, this is just marketing ess aitch one tea! Don't waste your money on it. Oh, and I'm no great whisky snob - I would rather spend the same money (£45) on Aldi's Highland Black, Waitrose's 8yo blended and Tesco's 12 yo blended even though they are priced between £19 and £13! Beckham.... go back to your Malibu and Coke!

20th February 2015

Pilch

it is like a petrol, alcoholic but no taste, do not ever again, waste of money

14th February 2015

Nice with ice

well it's £45 quid and it's in a ponsie bottle, and yes Becks is involved, cockney and scotch I'm not sure. maybe it's too commercial for some (everyone that scored it 1) but it's not bad, worth a try and I'd have again though a JW black is still hard to beat for a blend.

11th February 2015

Everything is wrong

There is no age statement, it's a grain, the bottle looks bad, it's way too expensive, it tastes horrible. Now let me say that I LOVE grain whisky, done properly it's fantastic and some of my favorite whiskies are grains. But they are the rarer of the whiskies and not very good as in introduction into the vast array of flavors and styles that whisky has to offer. An interesting single malt or even a good blend is better suited to that. We should be getting young people into whisky the way whisky should be, it should have an age statement, preferably above 40% and non chill filtered and natural colour. If this is how we want whisky to continue we need to introduce it with quality being the main feature. Not celebrity endorsed over advertised crap. This is just a way to let distilleries sell us lower quality spirit at higher prices. DON'T STAND FOR IT.

9th February 2015

patty

Ive bought this for my huaband , im not a whisky drinker but i always taste what ive bought , for women out there that like whisky you will enyoy this . The only thing i was dissapointed with was it was not in a box with the picture of David Beckam on it , for the price it would of matched the price , even other expensive whiskys come in a nice box , esspecially when its for a gift . Well done

6th February 2015

unspeakably bad

I would describe the taste as nothing to chemically and would say it has no redeeming features. The 5 star reviews on this site no doubt written by a paid 'Brand Ambassador'are as unconvincing as they are comical. Insulting the industry's knowledgeable core customer base isn't very bright......

5th February 2015

Over priced bum water

Who on Earth calls a whisky a "drop" people who are paid to leave good reviews that's who. Save your money people, this whisky is not for newbies, not at that price. A bottle of monkey shoulder or 10yo Abelour just to name a couple are far better beginner whiskies.

3rd February 2015

Corked

Mine was corked. I've done some digging on line and this seems to be quite a common problem with Haig Club. May be need to redesign the top?

2nd February 2015

Dear oh dear...

Mr. beckham, I do love you but seriously...what were you thinking endorsing this terrible drink. Awful, just pure awful.

28th January 2015

Not bad - but way overpriced

As some of the comments mentioned below - it is very smooth and works well as a mixer. Not as strong as other whiskies (which has obviously offended all the experts) but for someone who's not a regular its quite good. Only problem is that its too overpriced, presumably because of the DB relation though.

28th January 2015

i give it half a star for containing alcohol

other than that i thought it tasted bloody awful! Thin. Flavourless. Packaging looks like after shave, product would be better used as after shave.
Total marketing exercise and the investment in celebrity endorsement to mask the quality is reflected in a ludicrous price. For the same money you can have a Lagavulin!

25th January 2015

Drink me now.

While a lot of the reviews on here rubbish this little drop, I rather like it. It is smooth, and it is a young drink me now. I fear a lot of these reviewers are accustomed to heavy peat and burnt oak whiskeys which I do love don't get me wrong. They can also strip you of your sense of taste.

24th January 2015

Bland

No nose, no arrival, no character. Don't be taken in by the marketing.

20th January 2015

Really nice!

I do love whisky, and I was a bit sceptic about this one, especially after reading comments from some "experts"...but I did try it. I am glad I did try and also bought a bottle. Not every whisky needs to be heavy, smokey and with deep flavours. This one is light, tastefull, elegant and makes me happy!

19th January 2015

Characterless.

This whiskey is very characterless. Missing a lot we key factors of a whiskey. Save your money for something else to try. Downer

15th January 2015

A really nice Vodka

I have to admit that this is one of the best VODKA I ever tried.

What, it's not a vodka?!

Well.. seriously, if you're a whisky drinker, don't waste your money with Haig Club. Too pricey for the taste.. (actually.. there's no taste!!)

15th January 2015

Nasty stuff

Firstly I won't boast about the whisky I have in the house as a couple of the 5 star reviews do so as to appear some how better at drinking whisky than others. I my self have only been drinking whisky a short while still being introduced to the different styles and flavor profiles it has to offer, being keen to broaden my whisky experience I gave this a go, I was very disappointed, in fact if this was the first whisky I had tired I probably wouldn't have gone much further. It has nothing to capture your interest which a good beginners whisky should. My first ever whisky was aberlour a'bunadh, my friend got me a glass in a pub and it blew my mind. That is how you should be introduced to whisky with something bold to make you go WOW I've been missing out. This is bland and frankly a waste of money.

15th January 2015

Light and fruity

Having received a bottle of the Haig Club whisky from a close friend who knows my appreciation of the golden nectar, I must say that it was delightful , the light crisp flavours create a fantastic after taste giving a fruity tang to the palette, I have over the years tried many malts and this is got to be one of my favourites, I have a collection of over 90 malts and feel that I have a good enough knowledge to be able to recommend this one , five stars all round taking whisky to a new , but welcome tangent , won't appeal to philistines who haven't a clue about how to drink and properly taste it

14th January 2015

Er, where's the flavour?

After reading about this new 'product'in various publications I took the opportunity to try a sample in my local bar. I have to admit to having a few beers previously so my palate could have been dulled. In my opinion it's not worst I have tried (Paddy takes that honor) but this is only due to it having little or no real flavour. In the glass it is pale in colour and thin in viscosity, offering very little nose. I should have stuck with my usual 'late night bar choice' of a Jamesons as I normally only drink single malts at home, Caol Ila or Macallan being my favourites.

14th January 2015

Appalling. I can pick up better stuff in my local supermarket for £12 a bottle.

Come on. Can you really market this as whisky?

13th January 2015

Such high hopes

After trying some very good grain whiskies I saw this in the supermarket and decided to buy it, was pricey but was excited to try a new whisky. Totally unaware of the celebrity connection or any previous reviews. I'm not upset at how bad this whisky is I'm fully disgusted that the whisky industry, one which I hold in high regard for quality has stooped so low. This is terribly awful, it's not bad because it's a grain, it's not bad because it's young. Both grain and young whisky of any kind can be fantastic if the caliber of the casks and maturation is of a high standard. This is bad whisky because it's bad quality, poor quality casks with very little quality to give. And is has no age statement which I am personally against. Don't buy this, buy a better whisky to fill your soul with joy and wonder, instead of haig club which will do nothing more than make you sad and regretful.

12th January 2015

Better out there for less

Unlike some, I quite like the bottle. It's just a great shame that the contents are so disappointing. If this had been my introduction to whisky, I would have turned to something else, like meths. Meths has a similar nose and is a fraction of the price

12th January 2015

1 out of 5...and that's being kind

Beautiful bottle, terrible drink.

11th January 2015

Tasteless, no character and overpriced

Awful stuff. Whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or a first time whiskey drinker, don't touch it. Unpleasant and shockingly overpriced. Very disappointed in the Cameronbrig distillery for this, I'm usually a big fan.

10th January 2015

diageo paid reviews?

I note that amongst all the forthright reviews there are the odd 5 star reviews written in the same advert like style and these reviews are seemingly getting more frequent; who else talks about wraps and drops? Is the Diageo social media marketing area getting nervous?

7th January 2015

changi singapore kris flyer loungw

This was on offer at the lounge it is so smooth you can't taste it.. The ladies would love this for a cheap mixer. I give it a rating 1 because it's free or maybe I paid for it in the 5k ticket. I'd compare this to cheap vodka

6th January 2015

changi singapore kris flyer loungw

This was on offer at the lounge it is so smooth you can't taste it.. The ladies would love this for a cheap mixer. I give it a rating 1 because it's free or maybe I paid for it in the 5k ticket.

6th January 2015

A bit pricey, but outstandingly new whiskey.

I like rich smokey scotch, but I also like a more bourbon-like scotch as well. This is a good one. The aroma is good on the nose. The taste is great. The burn is warm, but not flaming. Very much like Deanston 15. I'm a hardcore bourbon man and I love this Haig Club whiskey. I nad to pay $75 for it, which is a little stiff, but I'll pay it again.

6th January 2015

just awful

had it at kiosk at maiami airport . worst stuff ever.

5th January 2015

It's so smooooooth because it has no taste

This was a very poor impulse purchase on my part and boy do I wish I read these reviews first. I saw the bottle at the cash register of our ABC store and because a) I had never heard of it, and b) the state of Virginia's government-controlled catalog of scotch is abysmal, I was very intrigued. The ABC clerk said it was new and selling like hotcakes. (He didn't mention the Beckham connection, but I wish he had because then I definitely would not have bought it.) When I asked him what taste people compare it to, he quoted JB Blue. Granted, that scotch isn't on my list of favorites but I certainly still respect the flavor. So, 70 bucks poorer, I eagerly opened the bottle that night, swirled, sniffed, and....nothing. Odd. I sipped, tasted, gulped. Again, nothing. No real flavor, no character. Some would call that "smooth" but I call it a waste of my palette and my money. I'm trying it again now 48 hours later and it's actually gotten worse. Think I'll stop drinking this swill and save it to strip paint.

4th January 2015

A grower

My go to scotch is laphroig so as u can imagine I was a little under whelmed when I first poured myself a glass of this. it was by no means bad but It just didn't seem to make any kind of statement. anyways, over Christmas ive polished off my laphroig and ended up going back to this. it has really grown on me, throw an ice cube in the mix and its a different drink. I'd give it a solid 72.

4th January 2015

We are now witnessing the demise of the old blend brands, too...

First, they started releasing posh designer Single Malts with fancy names, but without age statements for extra money.

Now, they've come for the bread and butter - first to go was Black Bottle, now they are apparently targeting the last truly phenolic, old-fashioned blend.

It's called "re-imagining" a brand, but it is a profane demise of traditional brands. Time to blend your own!

3rd January 2015

Awful

Terrible whiskey. Avoid

3rd January 2015

Rather blowtourch my nipples off

Had a 25ml shot when recived it for xmas and didnt seem too bad, the next day i had a .......well massive glass and as i lifted the glass to my face, it just smelt of paintstripper and it felt like id drank paintstripper the next morning, and it tastes like a watered down whiskey with a splash of poundlands own vodka

2nd January 2015

Garbage

Cameronbrig can clearly do a decent single grain, their standard bottling for about 20 quid is easy drinking,mellow and well worth a try.

This isn't.

2nd January 2015

The blandest malt I've ever tasted

This has has as much depth and character as water. It's so flat and uninteresting, with absolutely nothing to recommend it. I should have known when the lady who sold it to me said "I really hate whiskey, but I enjoyed this". There are much better malts for the beginner - any Balvenie or Dalwhinnie would be a much better choice. And as for the bottle, it looks great, but the stopper is hard to remove and replace, and it's really tricky to pour without dribbling because of the shape of the neck, and the weight and thickness of the glass.

2nd January 2015

Ray

All kick and no golden balls. Avoid, unless your partial to nasty next day chemical flavours!

2nd January 2015

Disappointed

Very poor whisky, I expected better.

31st December 2014

From perfect to propanone

At first, I opened this bottle on Christmas day, the smooth as a babies bottom palate and kickback of a quail feather meant that it was easy drinking for the not-so-whiskey enthusiast. It was beautiful, like the mistakes one makes on a beer-goggled inspired night out. Leading on from this analogy, it was pretty ugly the morning after. Having been allowed to aerate, Haig tasted like the solvents I fiddle around with in the lab.
In conclusion, if you fancy sinking Haig in a poor taste poker night in order to forget the shame that this is endorsed by a spice girl HAB (husband and boyfriend), that is the only place for it. Leave it for more than 24 hours, and you may as well drink lighter fluid.

30th December 2014

awful

Truly terrible and should be about twenty quid a bottle to be even worth considering. Not for me

30th December 2014

All Time

Don't listen to these terrible wraps. its a gorgeous drop. Right now this very second I have gone to Johnnie Blue because the Haigs and JW Blue are the only two Whiskies I have in the house but I desperately want to save the Haigs for friends to try..

29th December 2014

Crude not smooth

I was bought this bottle of whisky and was very excited as it was endorsed by David Beckham BUT after tasting I think this whisky has been distilled in Beckham's left football boot. I certainly won't be supporting this club. Would not recommend.

28th December 2014

Good solid dram

I think there are a lot of people who were going to give this drink a bad review before they've even tried it due to the Beckham and Ritchie connection.

I found the taste was very pleasant. It is a smooth drink with vanilla as the primary flavour.

However, I did find the smell not as pleasant and agree that for the price there is better out there, although the bottle is the best looking bottle in the cabinet!

26th December 2014

What can i do with the rest?

Was given a bottle as a Gift and this is near impossible to drink. Expensive anti-freeze for the car now

25th December 2014

After shave

The package looks like a after shave bottle and the contents taste like after shave. Probably it is after shave. Nothing for me, there are many cheaper and better tasting Whiskys in Scotland.

25th December 2014

The bottle

A lot of people are saying what has the bottle got anything to do with, it has to do with a whole hell of a lot. It's the first thing you see in the shop, it's where all the information about the whisky should be. After trying this vile liquid I can safely say the drink is as bland and boring as the bottle. So in that respect they packaged it correctly

25th December 2014

matt

Well id be surprised if mr Beckham is drinking this rubbish I thought id bought a bottle of teachers would not recommend it sorry

24th December 2014

monsotrous

a friend brought it from Duty Free so I decided to try. it's absolutely the worst scotch i have ever tasted, I had thought he was sold a counterfeit bottle until I discovered this site with reviews.

it does smell like medicinal alcohol and magic markers. the makers should be sued for calling this swill "Scotch Whisky"

23rd December 2014

Lovely tasting

Nice smooth, subtly taste. Marketing is irrelevant really as every brand in the world relies on their marketing. it is what it is, looks cool, marketed by a very cool guy who is incredibly talented and is easy to drink and tastes good. Each to their own though and I understand some comments about the lack of depth. Also, what the hell has the shape of the bottle got to do with anything????????????????????

22nd December 2014

No Way this would fall young people with its arfter shave bottle

No way this is not a good haig I have had a lot better and a lot cheeper , young people will buy this because of the marketing and I see a japanise man in the add, this will do well in Japan they will fall for it and make Beckham more millions

20th December 2014

A club not worth joining

I can see that the decision to put it in an aftershave bottle was strongly influenced by the smell and taste, they should have called it Old Spice. Although I'd say old spice is the better tasting of the two.

18th December 2014

Pricey

not to bad to be fair. slightly overpriced. actually not a bad tipple.

18th December 2014

Haigs nice

hints of vanilla and very smooth

18th December 2014

Great whiskey

nice easy drinking for single malt newbies

18th December 2014

Not much to it

Tried it at the airport, not horrible, just didn't taste of very much at all. It was down to £30, but not my thing.

18th December 2014

Disappointing

Not for me I'm afraid.

17th December 2014

better out there

This is a truly horrid thing to behold, it's weak flavored, too expensive for their supposed target market, the bottle is horrid. They are having to rely very heavily on advertisement and celebrity endorsement to sell it. Regardless of the age group you are targeting or the flavor profile of the whisky the very first priority should be intrinsic quality of the drink and after trying this I just feel like that isn't the case here.

16th December 2014

great

beckham always delivers

15th December 2014

smoothe taste

I think this single grain tastes good. A nice smoothe taste with a hint of vanilla and great with ice.the price is a bit steep but youre paying for the fancy blue bottle..

15th December 2014

Nasty

Tried some at a tasting event (wouldn't have paid for it due to its marketing). The stuff is crude and unfinished, lacking depth or interesting characteristics. Phenolic in a bad way.

15th December 2014

hmmmmmmmm

The bottle looks like an aftershave & the drink tastes like one. OMG £45 for this is shocking. ` can get ABERLOUR 16 YEAR OLD Double Cask for the same price. This bottling is aimed at the followers of the boy himself, for people who follow you like a well behaved dog.

14th December 2014

Not bad

better out there for the price, but not bad. slick marketing should shift a few bottles...

14th December 2014

Delicious Vanilla & Toffee notes

Smooth easy to drink without the whiskey face , was on special offer in Asda for £35 buts that's all I would pay , the money is in the fancy bottle , would make a nice gift for someone to try . Overall I think it's a very good single grain that doesn't leave any unpleasant after taste , nice on the rocks

13th December 2014

Okay

Not as smooth as the advert that's for sure. Beckham can normally do no wrong however feel he has made a mistake here, should have tried it first Becks

12th December 2014

One dimensional, there's better out there for newer drinkers

I was given a bottle of Haig Club by a friend and we opened it with enthusiastic expectation only to be disappointed by a somewhat thin and one-dimensional Whisky. The tasting notes promise a lot but having sampled with a dash of water and a little ice all I got was alcohol and butterscotch, but not rich velvety butterscotch, just a 'thin' flavor, almost as if flavoring had been added as an afterthought. Perhaps a good option for cocktails but to this drinker there are far better Whiskys for less experienced enthusiasts.

8th December 2014

Not what I was expecting..In a bad way

I noticed the bottle before David Beckham. I was expecting something 'honest' and on the first tasting the first words that came rocketing to mind where 'What the ....' Chemical arrival, chemical after taste all round bloody awful. If someone offered this to me at a party I would gratefully receive but would conclude they where not a premium whisky fan.

8th December 2014

A Bit Thin

But for the price I thought it was a decent drink.
Won't become my favorite but nice to add to the collection.
Cheers,
Greg

6th December 2014

It's an odd one...

It's got spirit and that's the problem, too much. It's a tad unrefined almost unfinished. I can see where they were going with this but a single grain offers little without tweaking is harsh on the buds, and the headiness of the alcohol cuts through any flavour. With ice to temper then it offers a little substance but alas a whisky of this price should require no tinkering. As a mixer the same, all alcohol. I don't mind different but this is an odd whisky and take it out of the bottle and you would think that this is an unrefined £10 a litre special. Sorry but not impressed.

5th December 2014

exploitation

cynical marketing at its most blatant. A foolish colleague stumped up £40 for this flavoured alcohol. After our tasting even he admitted he overpaid by £32.

5th December 2014

Despite other comments I kinda liked it

It was the 1st whisky in my Advent Calendar, and perhaps this is biased because I was really waiting to start it. Before tasting I checked reviews here, so I was prepared for something bad. I was surprised to find I enjoyed it. I guess people have very different pallets. It was smooth, perhaps slightly bland in a sense, but with distinct taste and fragrance of spices and vanilla. I think it's good only in winter time, as the spices seem XMas-y (if that's a word). At the price you can get a lot of other whiskey's, and with that in mind I doubt I'd buy this, especially seeing the horrible blue bottle, but I think it's worth to try a sip and make your own opinion.

4th December 2014

All style no substance

I put on an informal tasting for some friends with several complete newcomers and a few wannabe enthusiasts. 1 person brought Haig Club. it was universally disliked. I'd add that 5 of us are 20somethings and I assume the target customer. it doesn't resemble a grain whisky. How they can charge this amount for a 40%Abv grain whisky is amazing. probably is better with ice because you'd taste less, but didn't care to try. the flash bottle makes a mess when you pour from it. all style no substance. you can imagine my delight when I opened my expensive whisky calendar to find it as the first dram on day 1.

3rd December 2014

God Awful

We got this in the whiskey advent calendar ( i was hoping for the upgraded one they were offering to early buyers). Anyway. I think this whisky, if you can call it such, would be great to give to unwanted visitors and people you generally don't like.

3rd December 2014

I adore grain whisky

Some are absolutely fantastic, this one isn't.

2nd December 2014

The younger generation

I'm only 22 so I'd like to think of my self as this younger generation you all refer too. This does not appeal to me at all, I was first introduced to whisky only a few months ago when a friend gave me a glass of monkey shoulder. It was smooth and packed with enough flavor to interest me while not to much to overwhelm me so I got my self a bottle, for less than half the price of this. That is what an introduction to whisky should be, something not too expensive, something to peak the senses at to what whisky can involve. I tried this in the pub and I can honestly say if that was the first whisky I had tried I wouldn't be very captivated and I certainly wouldn't buy my self a bottle or recommend it to any one.

2nd December 2014

Entry level drinking

I can't belive that the price has any bearing on the product, it's insipid, little character, flavor, or punch. I'm halfway down the bottle and the cork just broke..had to corkscrew it out, then filter bits out. On reflection, they may have added some body that this poor imitation would have benefited from. buy 2 entry level single malts for the price of one of these and you will be much happier, and btw, who sells a scotch at this price that advertises itself as being great in a mixed drink or cocktail??
Sorry DB Epic Fail...

2nd December 2014

Not as bad as people want you to believe

Like several movies I'm told beforehand, I'll hate, same goes for this whiskey. I was expecting a drain cleaner, but got a bit bland quite neutral whiskey. It's like twilight: I don't understand the fuss in either direction. Twilight was a normal B-class teen movie. This is a normal B-class newcomer whisky.

1st December 2014

Thank you!

...for selling this so that we all get a good laugh writing our review and reading those of others. A truly awful concoction, not a great start to day 1 of the advent calendar, although it can only get better from here!

1st December 2014

Whiskey for the Hipster generation

This was first out of the box from the Whiskey advent calendar, an early christmas present from my other half.

Having read the tasting notes above I have to say I didn't recognise it at all. The overwhelming flavour I got from it was fish, I could be generous and say Salmon.

Other than that the feel in the mouth was oily and the taste was bland. People who don't normally drink whiskey will probably go for it on the basis of the adverts and a few may like it as it's otherwise easy enough to drink.

Wont be buying a bottle of this one.

1st December 2014

Fishy

Dream number one from the Whisky Advent Calendar.

The overwhelming taste I get from this is on of fish. Don't ask me why, I don't know, but there it is. Other than that it's smooth enough and easy to drink but no real redeeming features.

Not one I'm going to be buy a full bottle of.

1st December 2014

Oh my... Just awful!

Sharp, acidic, chemically flavour. Really harsh on the nose. Very alcoholic odour and flavour.
And believe me, this has nothing to do with snobbery. I really wanted to like it but it's just plain bad.

1st December 2014

99% Marketing 1% Whisky

A true mockery of whisky, the rest of the bottle went down the kitchen sink. Looking to get into whisky? Any other place is a good starting point - Aberlour, Balvenie, Glenfiddich...

Please don't fall for this marketing gimmick.

1st December 2014

Don't listen to the whisky snobs

good whisky for beginners but that's what it's all about, the blue bottle represents the blue nosing glasses used in distilleries. excellent product to bring a younger generation into the catergory

30th November 2014

Useless

Tasteless and blend

I think Beckham got a Sweet deal to do this....He never tasted it.....

25th November 2014

Not even for free

I wss offered a glass at the airport which I finished out of interest. I was even offered another glsss but I had to turn down that offer since the Haig Club tastes so blank. Yes! In all it's blankness it's surely approachable but I prefer plain water if I wanna something like that. Overly priced hoax. Stay away!

23rd November 2014

Excellent stuff

..for cleaning supplies and removing ink staines; in your body it will cause great disturbance, believe me. Every vodka is better than this.

22nd November 2014

Honestly

Nice looking bottle but cant afford it to comment on the taste.

22nd November 2014

Avoid it

the bottle design is thd best of it, but sadly the inside is like a cheap one.

22nd November 2014

Horrific stuff

This is incrediby bad and therefore ended up inn the advents calendar as a leftover from this year (as most of the others in the calendar)

22nd November 2014

Really Dissapointed

Would have looked great in the collection, love the branding, the ads and the packaging. Awful whisky.

I have never tasted anything so sterile before (including home brews) - i was really taken aback by it's ...sharpness (not sure how to describe it). I asked how much it was more out of politeness to the helpful lady but I almost spat it back up when she told me she wanted almost 50 of our british pounds!

Would highly recommend tasting before buying.

21st November 2014

A new generation of whisky drinkers

this is a whisky for a new generation of whisky drinkers, developed to bring ins younger generation into the whisky category, well done Diageo for thinking outside the box! always a head of the game!

21st November 2014

haha.... naysayers are just snob... like the naysayers of japanese whisky

have any of the haters actually TRIED the whisky, objectively of course?

snobs sounds just like the haters of japanese whisky when it just first started... Haig is a winner..

21st November 2014

Bad

I wouldn't call my self a malt snob, some of my favorite whiskies are grain whiskies. This whisky in my opinion just lacks quality, grain isn't a hugely flavorful thing to start with but can be very enjoyable all the same but I didn't rate this one very highly. And as for encouraging young people to get into whisky the price is way way too high. It should be cheap enough and look exciting enough for a young person to walk past in a shop and think "hmmmm I'll give it a shot" and it just isn't.

19th November 2014

Malt loving snobs

Well I like it so buzz off you malt snobs

17th November 2014

Pleasantly Surprised

I had read bad things, but I thoroughly enjoy the taste of this. didn't have to worry about paying the price as it was a present. only downside, bottle looks nice but is too clumpy.

17th November 2014

£35 at costco

Still not worth it. There is little to no flavor, nice bottle but not worth the cost. I like my whiskey with ice and what flavor exists was quickly diluted into oblivion. Do not buy this drink.

16th November 2014

Meh

Drinkable enough but I don't really understand the whole exercise. A grain with zero heritage won't appeal to aficionados and probably not even to City Boy poser types, and it's too expensive for younguns.

13th November 2014

YB

Love DB but I'm sorry the whiskey is just like water and tasteless. I would not drink it even if it was given to me for free. Cant believe DB associated himself with this whiskey. Nice bottle but do not spend any money on this. You are better of spending your money on a Glenlivet 12, 15 or 18.

11th November 2014

Haig club

utter crap endorsed by a man with no personality!
over priced and comes in a naff bottle, I'd sooner drink famous grouse, and the tasting notes are over hyped, tastes of ethanol and after shave
avoid

9th November 2014

Paul G

Spend your money on anything else, it's awful. The bottle looks good but I'm afraid that's where it ends.

8th November 2014

Supermarket

For those who find it expensive, look out for it in the supermarket, picked up a bottle for £32.

It's actually not bad, don't think I'd buy it again though.

For those giving it a negative rating purely because of Beckham's involvement, GROW UP!

7th November 2014

People are idiots

scandalously priced, celebrity endorsed nonsense. doesn't taste terrible but I would never buy it. More aimed at the young, poser types who want to get drunk rather than appreciate what they are drinking. DB doesn't do much wrong but shouldn't have put his name anywhere near this rubbish.

6th November 2014

It's SHYTE

It's SHYTE

6th November 2014

A grower

wasn't sure at first and understand the "whiskey flavoured vodka" description, but found with ice I quite acquired the taste. who cares about pr, it's very drinkable if not classic

5th November 2014

Jim

it's a nice whisky but they have got to lower the price . is the price that high because of his fee

5th November 2014

Mr D Mansell

Decent enough quaff , although the pouring from the aftershave like bottle is a little strange

4th November 2014

like a cheap aftershave

An unpleasant aftertaste that lingers like a cheap aftershave

2nd November 2014

Tried it at a whisky event

miserable stuff

2nd November 2014

Far to expensive for what it is.

I love grain whisky and have paid a lot more than this bottle costs for it, however this bottle is just not worth it, grain whisky generally isn't a strong punchy whisky but it can still be very flavorful and elegant. The best way I could describe this bottle is whisky flavored vodka, it just isn't quite right. It also looks like a bottle of aftershave which for me personally isn't a good look for a whisky.

2nd November 2014

no surprise

i havent tasted it and am unlikely to for 45 quid! tons of quality out there for that price which i have no doubt dump on this and don't help to buy Posh Becks a new handbag.

2nd November 2014

shate

Shate

1st November 2014

3 year old at best

Poncey celeb bilge juice at worst

31st October 2014

Better out there for half the price

Having tried this whisky i was a little disappointed, I did not get much of the tasting notes and there was little to no finish. I do not drink much grain whisky so have I do not have much to compare it to but for nearly half the price I would rather buy a bottle of red label or Monkey Shoulder and enjoy my dram.

31st October 2014

Seriously?

all marketing and no merit in the liquid....
i can be very cynical but i see others have already beat me to it below....
it's like drinking caramel coloured alcohol.... cheap vodka may be on par quality of the liquid but for the price, you can buy a 12 bottle box of the vodka.
one bottle is enough for a lifetime purchase.

31st October 2014

Grian Whisky

A punchy single malt it aint. Pricey too. For a newbie its pros are it. easiy to drink - a little ot easy

30th October 2014

Wanky rubbish marketed by a bunch of gobshites.

See title.

27th October 2014

LOL

£45 for a grain? Still trying to understand who the market is. Its too expensive for young'uns. Its marketed like an aftershave and it has no heritage whatsoever, so it won't appeal to old'uns. Women don't drink whisky (statistically generalising) and neither does David (fitness nutter) Beckham. I seriously doubt he even drinks at all tbh. Taste? It tastes like a half decent grain. Absolutely nothing noteworthy about it really. Tosh! From the Masters of Tosh Diageo. Avoid.

27th October 2014

Par

Tried this at the airport, not mind blowing but not bad. Id prefer a similarly priced bottle of Johnnie With

23rd October 2014

Great marketing poor taste

I'm by no means a seasoned whiskey drinker but I like bourbon, scotch and Irish but at this price it's not one I'd choose again. Unless of course the Beckhams and their trendy friends are coming round???
Being relatively new to the finer whiskeys, I would like to hear alternatives for similar price..

22nd October 2014

Beckhams whisky

An easy dram.

22nd October 2014

Haig Club

B+

22nd October 2014

Quality

Nice choice for the occasional whisky drinker, works jst great neat. Classy bottle

22nd October 2014

All proceeds to disadvantaged children in the Beckham household

Seriously? I got this for £35 in duty free on a whim and felt it was a little steep... Imagine some of the other great whisky you can get for around this price point and weep at this attempt to become the Belvedere/Ciroc of whisky... Aggressive marketing can only get you so far, this whisky would maybe be decent to bring someone into whisky gently, or for use in cocktails, but why not get something like Red Label for less than half the price? An 'ok' whisky at an appalling price point...

20th October 2014

Horrible

For a man who knows a little about whisky this is not a good whisky. Tasteless

17th October 2014

Just plain nasty

Tried this at a whisky festival and was without doubt the worst thing there. Not sure who its aimed at but if they're trying to get people interested in whisky there going the wrong way about it.

12th October 2014

Whisky for non-whisky drinkers

Trendy nightclub fare. Young, inoffensive and perfect for whisky drinkers who highly rate the word 'smooth'.

For seasoned whisky drinkers, who drink to appreciate (as opposed to getting drunk) and prefer their whisky to taste of something, this is utter bilge water.

5th October 2014

Classy

Smooth taste

4th September 2014

Very poor

Overpriced and lacking flavour.

3rd September 2014

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