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John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
70 (proof)
757 ml
70° Proof - 26 2/3 fl ozs. - 75.7 cl
Added on
19 Jan 2014 5:36 pm by 404fred

Average value

€ 149.00

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Whisky Reviews for Haig Gold Label

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.29 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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)

  2. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Liquid history, you say? Count me in! This Haig Gold Label was bottled over 60 years ago! Haig is one of the great whisky barons from an era long gone and for decades their Gold Label sold very well. I was able to get my hands of a bottle from the 1950s. That makes it the oldest Haig I have tried so far. According to some, it contains mostly Glenlossie and Knockhu. Worth a try.

    The nose shows quite some OBE and metallic notes, which shows that the bottle has been open for quite a while. With some patience I also get some caramel and roasted almonds, silver polish and peach. Not bad, despite the OBE.

    Unfortunately, the palate is very watery and thin, rife with OBE. No, this bottle can no longer be saved. Some salted caramel is about all I get. Other than that, I can only scrunch up my face in disgust.

    The finish of this dilapidated stuff is too long, unfortunately.

    This whisky is as good as kaput, so no score. Pity.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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. 

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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)

  6. Sjors scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84


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