A truly historic brand of blended Scotch whisky. John Haig set up the Kilbagie distillery in the 18th century, although his family were noted distillers some time before that (his great-great-grandfather was busted in 1655 for distilling on the Sabbath). His grandson (also called John) founded the Cameronbridge grain distillery in 1824, while later noted members of the Haig clan include WWI Field Marshal Douglas Haig, who was so magnificently lampooned by St. Stephen Fry in Blackadder Goes Forth.
For me this was Christmas family favourite from the 1960's.
I am now in my 60s and can still recall the flavour of a cup of tea with a teaspoonful of Haig. Wonderful memories.
- Simon G, 19th Mar '13
On its own its v nice
- anonymous, 12th Feb '13
Tried this twice and both times found it marred by unpleasant off-notes. Would only recommend as a mixer.
- Kelly, 19th Jan '13
Smoky but with smoothness, Haig Gold Label deserves much wider appreciation. As old-fashioned as its brown bottle, it uniquely offers much of the pleasure and character of single malt whiskies, in an easy-sipping, affordable blend. Moderately smoky and peaty like many single malts, with light spice notes and increasingly pleasant after-taste, Haig Gold Label is an old-style superb full-bodied blend, giving antique 'true whisky' satisfaction. More for experienced whisky tasters; recommended.
- anonymous, 2nd Mar '12
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