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Haig Club

(70cl, 40%)

Haig Club

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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.

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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

Would not recommend

Nail polish remover is the only thing that comes to mind.

7th November 2021

Bloody good stuff

To me ,it’s about the best scotch I’ve ever had.
My problem ,finding it in Australia.
I miss it !!!

10th October 2021

Evil stuff

An insult to proper whisky and the whisky industry, style over substance has never been more appropriate, take Becks away from the branding and this wouldn’t last long

4th June 2021

Lovely little whisky, ignore the price.

Great whisky. Very subtle on the nose but a lovely warm taste which strangely suits a summers evening.

16th May 2021

Very poor

Has a horrible aftertaste and doesn't even begin to come close to the quality of whiskies that are 15-20 pounds cheaper than it. Stay away.

3rd May 2021

Mouth wash

Despite the negative reviews I decided to approach this 'whisky' with an open mind. However, I am forced to concur that it is 100% horrible.

1st April 2021

New to whisky then try it......

If your new to whisky and want something easy to drink then it’s ok. Tastes like they took a really good whisky that’s been watered down too much. Such a shame.

23rd March 2021

Poured it down the drain

Tasted like soap. I genuinely poured it down the drain.

19th March 2021

Nicer than the other comments make out

I think this is probably a marmite whisky. You'll either love it or hate it. For me it was a re-introduction into whisky. There are definitely hints of butterscotch and banana as the tasting notes state and it's quite a smooth drink.

It doesn't compare with my Laphroaig's and Bunnahabhain's but it's still a nice change every now and then.

5th February 2021

An unfortunate example of why celebrity endorsement is often very superficial

Probably the worst whisky I have ever tasted. Worst than that unknown blend that they sell at the newsagents. Bottle is the best bit!

29th January 2021

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