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Haig Club

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@huinemanReview by @huineman

16th Apr 2020

1

  • Nose
    18
  • Taste
    17
  • Finish
    16
  • Balance
    17
  • Overall
    68

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This single grain came out endorsed by soccer player Beckham and his tattoos; that fact added to the overdimensioned, heavy, awkward, dark blue bottle (reminiscent of men's parfume) makes me think that the scotch was targeted at ubermasculine types by some pretended genius ad company. But that's just a thought on my side, nothing else.

It pours very pale straw-yellow. Aroma is biased toward sweety when neat (vanilla, butterscotch), but some water moves it toward the citrus and conifer sides. In the mouth it proves to be light and restrained, nothing along the line of robustness evoked either by the bottle or the publicity stunts. It's not bad, but something is lacking.

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4 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

I didn’t realize it was a single grain. Sounds absolutely hideous.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@huineman
huineman commented

I wouldn't say hideous (at least I finished my dram) but it isn't great either. "Bland" might be a good word to sum it up. Or "forgettable."

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC commented

@huineman @BlueNote - I tried this from a friend's bottle a few years back. Forgettable is a perfect descriptor. Still, always meant as a mixer, one feels.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

@huineman @RianC A score of 68 says hideous to me, and for mixing I would probably just choose a good cheap standard blend such as Ballantyne’s Finest, because I believe the Haig Club is quite pricey, isn’t it?

6 months ago 0

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