About Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
In 1655, Robert Haig was issued a censure by the Catholic church for operating his distillery on the Sabbath. Despite the condemnation, Haig and descendants expanded the family business throughout the Celtic nations and England, and in 1824, John Haig established the Cameronbridge Distillery and began producing the first-ever grain whisky in the Scottish Kingdom of Fife.
Today, the Haig family legacy lives on at the Cameronbridge Distillery, where single grain whisky is still produced according to the continuous production techniques — through Coffey and Stein stills — pioneered by John Haig many centuries ago. Much like single malt whisky, single grain whisky must adhere to a strict set of standards, including being produced at a single distillery and aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.
Haig Club Single Grain Whisky is made from a mash of 10% barley and 90% wheat, and is distilled through column stills at the Cameronbridge Distillery. Once distilled, the whisky is aged for a minimum of three years in various types of casks, including first-fill ex-bourbon barrels, refill ex-bourbon barrels, refill hogshead casks and rejuvenated casks, which are casks that are stripped on the interior and re-charred before use.
The whisky has a pale, golden color and an aroma of fudge, almonds, vanilla and dried mango. The palate is light and refreshing, with notes of toasted oak, butterscotch, banana and toffee, and leads to a finish marked by shortbread cookies and baking spices.
Bottled at 80 proof, Haig Club Single Grain Whisky represents a unique new way of approaching single grain whisky, and counts David Beckham and Simon Fuller as its ambassadors. The whisky was recently released in the United States.
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Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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