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Haig Gold Label 1950s


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

17th Jan 2021


Haig Gold Label 1950s
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Liquid history, you say? Count me in! This Haig Gold Label was bottled over 60 years ago! Haig is one of the great whisky barons from an era long gone and for decades their Gold Label sold very well. I was able to get my hands of a bottle from the 1950s. That makes it the oldest Haig I have tried so far. According to some, it contains mostly Glenlossie and Knockhu. Worth a try.

The nose shows quite some OBE and metallic notes, which shows that the bottle has been open for quite a while. With some patience I also get some caramel and roasted almonds, silver polish and peach. Not bad, despite the OBE.

Unfortunately, the palate is very watery and thin, rife with OBE. No, this bottle can no longer be saved. Some salted caramel is about all I get. Other than that, I can only scrunch up my face in disgust.

The finish of this dilapidated stuff is too long, unfortunately.

This whisky is as good as kaput, so no score. Pity.

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