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Overall rating
82.50/100
votes
4
Category
Blend
Bottler
John Haig & Co. Ltd. (JH&C)
Bottled
14.09.1967
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Spring Cap
Added on
26 Dec 2014 4:34 pm by macgeert

Average value

€ 145,00

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4 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Haig Gold Label

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Dark notes. Chocolate, tobacco, biscuits and oatmeal.  There is a hint of citrus in the background. In the background there are notes of extinguished camp fire.

    Taste:
    Oemph... bitter-oranges. Citrus. Oak and freshly cutted wood. Some tangerines. And there is clearly a heavy malt note. It develops more and more to the orange and tangerine taste.

    Body:
    Medium

    Finish:
    Medium-long. Caramel, citrus, wood, but overall a tad bitter. It develops to the bitter side.

    Price:
    Don't know, this was a sample from a sampleswap.

    Presentation:
    Don't know, this was a sample from a sampleswap.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Grand Marnier
    I’m sure the composition of this bottling will be close to that of the bottling in 1964 that I tasted previously. We know that Haig’s Gold Label is 60% grain. The 40% malt is mainly Linkwood and Glenkinchie. Today I get the possibility to try a bottling from 1969.

    Because of the (expected) OBE, I left it to breath for a few minutes. Then I get a nice mix of dark fruit, candied oranges, nougat and candied sugar. The second whiff offers some espresso and roasted almonds. Quite pleasant.

    Unfortunately it is very light on the palate. It is mostly about oranges now, with a bit of pepper and some cloves. Toffee reveals itself. A bitter edge from the wood rears its head. Leans very much towards Grand Marnier, in fact.

    The finish is farily long, bittersweet and spicy.

    Just a tad too bittersweet to be truly enjoyable. Thanks, Jan.

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