Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
Haig Club is column distilled from 90% fermented wheat and 10% malted barley to emerge from the still at 94.8% alc./vol.. This distillate is then reduced to 68.5% and put into three different types of cask: first-fill, rejuvenated and refill ex-bourbon barrels, to mature for around six to seven years (Haig Club does not carry an age statement). After blending it is reduced to bottling strength.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 15/11/2017
Clear, pale to mid-golden amber.
Vanilla fudge, toasted almond, almond croissants, acacia honey and dried mango with mild light white pepper and buttery oak. Water enhances toasted almond and buttery almond croissant.
Very light-bodied. Dry toasty spicy oak, vanilla fudge, butterscotch and toffee with faint overripe banana. More white pepper spice with water, also revealing chargrilled burnt note. Sweet vanilla fudge balances spicy toasty oak. With ice the flavour fades to vanilla ice-cream..
Shortcake, vanilla fudge and lingering spice.
Vanilla fudge, toasted almond, almond croissants and acacia honey with white pepper. A dark spirit which drinks like a white spirit to the extent that Haig Club works well when subbed for gin in classic cocktails.