Haig Club

70cl / 40%
  • Single Grain Scotch Whisky
Haig Club
Web Exclusive Price £41.95 £34.96 ex VAT (£59.93 per litre)
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David Beckham has made his mark in the world of whisky with the launch of Haig Club. A light and sweet grain whisky, Haig Club is aimed at drinkers who have yet to be won over by whisky’s charms. Named after John Haig, the founder of Cameronbridge distillery (where the whisky is made), Haig Club is superb over ice, in long drinks or in short cocktails – it’s an easy-drinking dram that will win anyone over.
Country
Scotland
Region
Lowland

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Cream Cream
  • Toffee Toffee

Haig Club Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Toffee and bananas up front, with green grassy notes, and gentle ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness.

    Palate: Sweet and creamy to start, with soft caramel and toffee. Lemon peel zestiness develops, with tingly cinnamon. Creamy lemon posset with a crunchy bar?

    Finish: Spice, toffee, soft anise and a touch of warmth.

    Comment: Light and sweet with more complexity than you might expect. It's not a whisky that you'll be sitting down to examine over hours, but it does have good flavours, that are strong enough to shine through even when mixed.

148 Customer Reviews

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  • 1
    20 March

    A gift which I’m afraid will end up in the bin. Now I know why I always buy single malt whisky.

  • 4
    15 March

    Really rather good. Not to everyone’s taste clearly, but I enjoyed it.

  • 1
    16 February

    I can only describe this as bad. Effective marketing made me buy this but other than that it doesn't offer much. Not smooth, not enjoyable.

  • 5
    2 February

    Very smooth. I love it.

  • 1
    25 January

    Not at all pleasant, I'm not even sure this actually tastes like whisky at all. It has a very strange chemical flavour to it.

  • 1
    13 January

    I’m a fledgling whisky enthusiast and at first I tried to mentally justify the horrid taste of this whisky as it’s “character” and assumed that I was the one who couldn’t appreciate its qualities. Well, with more experience under my belt I can say with confidence that this Whiskey is horrid. It smells like acetone, has no real depth or flavour other than setting your mouth on fire with its harshness.

  • 4
    12 January

    Can't stand single malt, but this went down very well.

  • 1
    4 January

    This whisky is awful. I'd steer clear of it unless you fancy blowing 40 quid on a drink to mix with soft drinks. Very overpriced.

  • 3
    4 January

    It's reasonably smooth, and relatively easy to drink, but boy oh boy does it lack character. I'm relieved that it was a gift, as I now know never to exchange my own money for another bottle. I can see that there would obviously be an audience for this, but I personally prefer the complexity of many alternative single malts.

  • 1
    30 December 2018

    This is the worst "scotch" I have ever tasted. I kept drinking it (it was a gift) out of respect for the person who gave it to me. I hoped my opinion of it would improve as I pushed on, but it didn't. Smells like paint thinner. Tastes like paint thinner. It is labeled as "single grain" and not "single malt". I'm not sure what that means, but in hindsight I think its a bad sign. It says it is "aged in toasted oak casks" but doesn't say for how long. Another bad sign. If David Beckham put his name on this, well then that guy has never drank scotch before.

  • 5
    28 December 2018

    Fabulous whisky. This has become my favourite of all. Slight taste of vanilla.

  • 5
    11 December 2018

    Excellent taste with a fruity flavor.. enjoyed a good whiskey after a long time

  • 5
    9 December 2018

    Very smooth indeed! Characters are spot on.

  • 5
    7 December 2018

    I want to add to my existing review - comparing this beverage to a single malt is like comparing a Chevy Chase film to 2001: A Space Odyssey. There is a world of difference between the two; but both can be good in their own rights. What I want to say is that it is not possible to exist on low-end fun or high-end philosophy alone - it turns one into a bore (hope I'm not!). This is why this drink is fine with me - but not all the time. Variety is the spice of life, and it is NOT a single malt. But, instead it is a rather pleasant drink. Don't take it too seriously, and enjoy it for what it is. By the way, I am a graphic designer, and knowing how this business works, I deliberately extracted the bottle design, the packaging, the branding and the endorsements from my mind before I drank this whisky from a clear glass with a clear mind.

  • 5
    7 December 2018

    I'm drinking it right now as I type. First time I've tried it. I think the mistake is to compare it to it's illustrious relative, the single malt. I've not drank a single grain whisky before - plenty of single malts. Comparing product A to product B seems to be a mistake. We all like what we like as personal favourites - yet without expanding our alcoholic experiences, life would be a jaded experience indeed. Diversity in alcohol is indeed a wonderful concept. So, I'm giving Haig Club (regardless of Beckham) a 5, because upon its own merits, it is smooth, makes me tipsy (Baileys on steroids comes to mind) - and so what if it's for a younger market? I'm nearly 50, but our children are the future - celebrate them & drink with them! When I want something cerebral and deep, a single malt it will be... but this drink is great - on it's own merits. Stop comparing two totally different drinks. Its like comparing orange and purple - both can be great in the right context. So, lighten up when you want to be light and drink Haig - and go down deep when you need to hit the source, and drink a single malt.

  • 4
    24 November 2018

    Really easy to knock next to a more complex whisky but it is super smooth, creamy and sweet which makes as a great first stepping stone. Light and fits into the style of fresh tasting Japanese whisky.

  • 1
    22 November 2018

    Very little other than alcohol on the nose, and the palate disappears in an instant. Not even the alcohol that existed on the nose is there on the palate, it turns to little more than water in your mouth. It does have an excellent mouthfeel, but there's simply no reason to keep it on your tongue because there's no taste to it. Some sweet notes arrive after you swallow, as does the alcohol, but it's far too little far too late. An utter joke of a whisky for the price they're asking, for a £35-45 whisky to be near-undrinkable without a mixer is unacceptable. You could buy a bottle of Bell's for 1/3 of the price!

  • 1
    14 November 2018

    Horrible. Smells like turps, tastes worse. None of the flavours I look for in a whiskey let alone a single malt scotch. If you can even call it that. Glad I got it cheap cause if I paid full price I’d be pissed off.

  • 3
    8 November 2018

    It is what it says it is - easy going, not very complex but smooth and likeable, nicely marketed without being very special - and too expensive David Beckham is a very appropriate brand ambassador.

  • 1
    24 October 2018

    Very bland and disappointing whisky. Would be great at £10-£15, but absolutely baffling at this price

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