Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
What the Distiller Says:
Haig Club™ is made at Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland. The liquid has been crafted using a unique process that combines grain whisky from three cask types. This creates a fresh, clean style that showcases butterscotch and toffee for an ultra-smooth taste. Seen by many to be Scotland’s hidden gem, single grain whisky is being predicted by experts as the next trend in whisky.
Working alongside Diageo, David Beckham and Simon Fuller will play an integral role in bringing Haig Club to the world.
“The House of Haig has a rich history and I’m proud to be working at the heart of a home-grown brand which has built an incredible heritage over 400 years. Working closely with Diageo, we look forward to collaborating on Haig Club™, valuing and treasuring the Haig traditions while reinventing this whisky for years to come.”
– David Beckham
What Richard Says:
Nose: Bananas, apricots, lemon/lime Gatorade, crushed winter mint, and fresh cut grass.
Palate: Light, mildly creamy, and insanely easy to drink. Citrus sweetness weaves throughout.
Finish: Light with just a touch of white pepper and wood.
Comments: Blue cologne looking bottle pimped by David Beckham. One of an extremely rare few distiller bottlings of single grain scotch whisky. These two facts left me diametrically opposed on whether or not to buy a bottle. However, my innate WAD (whiskey acquisition disorder) was the tie breaker. It’s kind of like Pokemon…”gotta catch ’em all.” Seriously though, if this was under $50 it would be easy to recommend based on great drinkability. However, north of $70 I’m left feeling that the price is more driven by Beckham than what is in the bottle. I’ll enjoy this one but I won’t be buying a second.
Rating: Stands Out