Haig Gold Label - SCOTCH WHISKY
Haig Whisky is the oldest of all scotch whiskies and may even be the oldest whisky in the world.
Haig whisky is steeped in history since it was first distilled by John Haig in Cameronbridge Scotland in 1824. From these humble beginnings, Haig Whisky quickly rose to become one of the most successful and popular Scotch whiskies in the world before falling into decline some 30 years ago as it left the Haig family ownership and ownership was passed through a series of multinational drinks companies.
The distillery meanwhile went from strength to strength and now in the ownership of Diageo, is one of the largest distilleries in Europe.
Haig Gold Label is still available if you look in the right places. It’s an easy drinking single grain and 40% malt blended whisky with no pretensions other than to provide a simple dram of something nice. For many years, Haig Gold was one of the best selling Scotch whiskies in the world until the 1970’s when its popularity declined.
HAIG GOLD LABEL SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING NOTES
Nose: Smooth and light with hints of fresh grass and lemon.
Taste: Very mild and smooth with a faint hint of spice or pepper from the malt as it takes hold in your mouth.
Finish: Spice fading to faint smokiness.
Haig Gold Label is all things to all people. Safe reliable and consistent. The beauty of Haig Gold Label lies in the production values of the largest distillery in Europe and the mastery of the blending. This is a classic and versatile One Pooka whiskey which could easily make a come back as the next step up for newly converted Haig Club drinkers looking for a whiskey with slightly more pedigree and substance.
HAIG GOLD LABEL SCOTCH WHISKY FACT FILE
Brand Name: Haig Gold Label Scotch Whisky
Name: Haig Gold Label
Age Statement: None
Whiskey Type: Blended Scotch Whiskey
Cask Type: Ex Bourbon Casks from Kentucky
Pooka Scale: One on the Pooka Scale