Haig Club Whisky
“Haig Whisky is the oldest of all scotch whiskies and may even be the oldest whisky in the world.
Haig whisky is steeped in history since it was first distilled by John Haig in Cameronbridge Scotland in 1824. From these humble beginnings, Haig Whisky quickly rose to become one of the most successful and popular Scotch whiskies in the world before falling into decline some 30 years ago as it left the Haig family ownership and was passed through a series of multinational drinks companies.
The Cameronbridge distillery meanwhile went from strength to strength and now, in the ownership of Diageo, is one of the largest distilleries in Europe.
In 2014, Diageo launched a new Haig whisky to add to the existing old guard whisky stable of Haig Gold Label, Haig Dimple and Haig Pinch blended scotch whiskies. Haig Club, in its distinctive square blue bottle and luxury packaging, is a smooth, versatile and easy drinking single grain scotch whisky aimed at converting a new generation of younger drinker over to the wonderful world of Scotch Single Grain Whisky. Diageo say that it’s a blend of three grain whiskies each of which have been matured in different types of casks.
David Beckham is the public face of the first new offering in more than 30 years from Haig Whisky, one of the oldest whiskies in the world. Haig Club is an exceptionally easy drinking whisky firmly aimed at converting a new generation to the wonderful world of Scotch whisky drinking. It’s smooth, sophisticated and stylish. It’s modern Scotland in a glass!” Learn more at: www.haigwhisky.com.
HAIG CLUB SCOTCH WHISKY TASTING NOTES: Nose: Fresh, smooth and pleasantly fruity on first sniff with a tang of citrus. Taste: Slightly sweet at first warming to a warm soft gingerbread and whisky mouth feel. Finish: Vanilla and faint background of burnt wood.
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky
“Nikka operates two Coffey stills (named after its inventor Aeneas Coffey) within the Miyagikyo distillery for the elaboration of its grain whiskies. Imported from Scotland in 1963, these old stills yield a distillate with more flavour and depth than modern column stills, imparting a distinct character that defines the house blends. These two unique bottlings showcase the innovative spirit of Nikka.”
45% – 70cl
“The Nikka Coffey Malt is the result of a unique distillation process in “Coffey” type column stills, which are normally used for grain whisky production. This rare 100% malt bottling offers a surprisingly rich texture.” www.nikkawhisky.eu
“This is not “Japanese Bourbon” or even “Japanese Corn Whiskey.” This is quite something…else. There is no age statement, but the benchmark for this whisky is 8-12 years. The profile is carnival candy filled, and while it is slick, it is not sticky sweet on your palate. Some vanilla and cinnamon are added to the flavor found along with honey wine and peaches” Head on over to: drinkdistiller.com for a full tasting review.
Make sure you stop by and check out the new whiskey! (All quotes in this blog have been taken directly from the bottles description/or website/or review websites, and do not necessarily reflect East Bend Liquors opinion of the products).