Haig Club Scotch Whisky
The Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky has a unique taste, and it is the first “single grain” whisky that my taste buds have experienced. The Haig Club Scotch whisky has smooth legs, a spicy-peppery bite on the initial tasting, and a slight burn as it caresses the throat during the swallow stage.
It demonstrates a lingering flavor that stays around for a while. In addition, David Beckham endorsed Haig Club Single Grain whisky thus creating “star power” for the whisky’s promotion.
I would say that the roughness of the single grain plays well with water to promote the smoothness of the whisky flavor.
The Haig Club Single Grain Scotch whisky is in a distinctive, sleek, royal blue bottle that resembles a fine cologne bottle. The whisky was established initially and distilled by John Haig of Cameronbridge, Scotland, in 1627. It was in the Haig Family for many years until about 30 years ago, when it began to decline.
The whisky went through several different owners before it landed in the capable hands of Diageo. Diageo master blenders molded the Scotch whisky’s flavor profile to continue the recreation.
The whisky is aged in former bourbon casks, and the age statement is based on the old bourbon casks. However, I am not sure about the age of the bourbon casks.
I am looking forward to seeing what cigars I can pair up with this whisky.
Haig Club Tasting Notes
The flavor of the whisky is complex, so that we will use the tasting notes per the Haig Whisky website.
Nose: Fresh, Smooth and pleasantly fruity on first sniff with a tang of citrus.
Taste/Palate: Slightly sweet at first warming to a warm soft gingerbread and whisky mouth feel.
Finish: vanilla and faint background of burnt wood
The whisky’s finish, having a lingering taste of burnt wood, is where the spicy-peppery notes come into play. I can say that I detected a scent of vanilla.
I did experience a warming flavor around the edge of the tongue. The flavor stays around for a while before it dissipates. The Haig Club Single Grain Scotch whisky has an exciting and “grow on you” kind of flavor.