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Whisky Reviews for Haig Gold Label
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.31 points
- This is an older bottle and older bottles contain some single malts from closed distilleries, this one is no exception and it also contains the single malt Glenlossie and Knockdhu which were one of the main constituents.
- Notes from 2008.
These older Haig bottles are really good value. Thick and syrupy but you have to like old caramel notes to really get the best from it.
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/alter-blended-scotch-whisky-teil-1-teachers-rob-roy-und-haig-gold-label-32707/ Haig's ~ 1950s Gold Label 70 Proof Blended Scotch Whiskey - 40% Color: pale gold
Nose: An herb bed with parsley, thyme, dill and savory. At the beginning quite dry with a lot of salt and a slight smoky note. "Farmy Notes" in combination with earthy leather notes and a little vanilla. Compared to Haig from the seventies, there are no significant fruit flavors.
Taste: Super creamy and salty mouthfeel. The same range of flavors as the seventies in the taste - not so powerful, but even more balanced. Even creamier, more chocolaty and not so bitter.
Finish: Long and perfectly balanced! Again, fantastic chocolate flavors and pretty much identical finish, just a bit more honey and not so harsh.
Note: The nose brings with it the biggest differences. The 40% look calmer, gentle and balanced.
90 points (nose: 88 / taste: 90 / finish: 91)
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/alter-blended-scotch-whisky-teil-1-teachers-rob-roy-und-haig-gold-label-32707/ Haig ~ 1970s Gold Label Blended Scotch Whiskey - 43% Color: pale gold
Nose: Everything in it - salty spices, herbs, honey, tobacco, creamy, dark chocolate, light smoke, dried orange slices, red and dark berries - yummy!
Taste: Creamy, oily, infinitely fat for 43% - round and powerful! Again lots of salt, black pepper, leather, chocolate, cocoa, slightly tart herbs and some bitter liquorice. Add to that a maritime touch with aromas of salty anchovies and algae.
Finish: Long - perfectly matched! Creamy chocolate pudding (high-quality, dark chocolate with a high cocoa content), getting drier and saltier. Again, the same flavors as before, but even better harmonizing.
Note: The aromas from the nose go seamlessly into the taste and finish - a blend with perfectly integrated chocolate flavors from A to Z.
90 points (nose: 90 / taste: 89 / finish: 91)