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Overall rating
74.27/100
votes
18
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Dec 2014 3:54 pm by Fortuna1895
Colored

Average value

€ 16,75

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18 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Haig Gold Label

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.27 points

  1. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Once the UK's best-selling blend, but times are long gone & Diageo, owner of the brand, gives preference to other products. A great blend! With water very, very delicious, without water a dream! Must-buy!
    • Nose
      Wow, that's what I call a nose !!! Fruits, most ripe and soft, in between a few immature, hard ones. A mixture of malt & spicy grain in the ratio 75:25, and everything tied up in delicate smoke. Water opens it up even more, making the fragrance somehow looser. Small fruit notes dance over oak boards, while light smoke beats the beat on a ripe pumpkin. At a table away from the music, a portion of powdery old cocoa powder watches the hustle and bustle.
    • Taste
      Spicy and spicy on the tongue. A little tart sweetness plays with cinnamon-flavored oak chips. In the background, a cloud of smoke passes by. Surprisingly sweet with water. A handful of malt encloses a small lump of chocolate. Barley peels and a hint of cinnamon powder flutter through a cloud of smoke.
    • Finish
      A thick layer of white powdery pepper and an idea of ​​cinnamon cover everything and, in addition to a feeling of dryness, leave a furry impression in the mouth. If the Haig Blend has previously been mixed with water, spicy notes leave a slight prick on the tongue in the finish. It draws smoke, shreds and comes back yet. A cinnamon-like feeling of dryness proves the palate.

  2. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Particularly balanced whiskey, the flavor is in harmony with aroma and aftertaste, a balance of one. However, the version
    43% was still further. Even satisfaction with the purchase.
    • Nose
      Malt, ground nuts, some varnish. The smell is rather rich, but certainly not the 43% version.
      On the other hand, for example, Ballantine is much more pronounced and better. (81 b)
    • Taste
      The blend full of flavor, varnished, sweetened walnut, which excels especially in the flavor,
      where these whiskeys score in their category. (81 b)

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      70 70

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A very simple profile which is good as long as you likes masses of caramel.
    • Nose
      Crème Brulee, burnt brown sugar, dark caramel, hints of orange.
    • Taste
      A little thin, it is like drinking liquidised toffee/caramel.

      Ever so slightly bitter and a bit cardboardy

      Some dark honey notes emerge and then a smattering of orange.
    • Finish
      Not too long but pleasant enough.

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