Haig Gold Label

Blended — Scotland

4.0 out of 5 stars
I'm a history nerd (even majored in it - my specialities are 19th and early 20th century US, Latin America, and colonial and postcolonial Africa), so the opportunity to taste a piece of history like the 1940 Haig King George V is right up my alley. The whiskey is, fortunately, quite enjoyable beyond its historical appeal. The nose is sweet and malty, honeyed cereal and fruit with a nice whiff of smoke kicking about. The palate lines up with the nose; sweet, a little fruity, and just enough smoke to remind you that this is scotch. It's hard not to enjoy on its own merits, but given its age, this becomes a special dram indeed - thanks to @PBMichiganWolverine for sharing!
  • The_Rev

    @PBMichiganWolverine It is definitely on the sweeter side, though I expected to be more so. Not necessarily anything I'd shell out big bucks for, but it was a fascinating dram to take in.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @The_Rev personally, I found it overly sweet, like sugar water, but it was interesting to see what folks liked over 50 years ago.