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Haig
History

Robert Haig was censured by his church elders for operating a still upon the Sabbath in 1655. This is the oldest known reference to a whisky distillery. His descendants operated distilleries in England, Ireland and Scotland. John Haig opened the Cameron Bridge distillery in Windygates in 1824 and this was the first to produce grain whisky. His cousin, Robert Gates, created the first continuous still while his son, also called John, improved output by means of the then new practice of blending. The distinctive dimpled bottle was then introduced in the 1890s. This bottle became so well-known and important to the brand that it was registered as a trademark in the USA in 1958 by Julius Lunsford.

One of their famous advertising slogans was Don't be vague, ask for Haig.

Haig
or Haig & Haig are the oldest distillers of scotch whisky.
They produce the Dimple or Pinch brand in a distinctive three-sided bottle.
The distillery is now part of the Diageo conglomerate.

Whisky: Blend HAIG red label

Age: > 3 years

Bottled: ~ 1970-1985

Price appr. between: € 35,- / 45,-

Status in: 2008

Quality: ***

 

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Haig Gold Label: Blend

Age: > 3 years

Bottled: ~ 1960-1975

Price appr. between: € 45,- / 75,-

Status in: 2008

Quality: ****

 

Nice quality should be a every day whisky even today the HAIG is drinkable. Don't save them drink the oldies it is worth it.

 
 

Haig Gold Label: Blend

Age: > 3 years

Bottled: ~ 1960-1975

Price appr. between: € 45,- / 55,-

Status in: 2008

Quality: ****

 

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 alt Haig Gold Label clip : Blend

Age: > 3 years

Bottled: ~ 1930-1950

Price appr. between: € 165,- / 255,-

Status in: 2008

Quality: ******

Very hard to find
Haig Five Star US

Age: > 3 years

Bottled: ~ 1950-1965

Price appr. between: € 65,- / 125,-

Status in: 2010

Quality: ****

Hard to find
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 alt Haig advert from 1940 with 2 clip bottles
Whisky hat to been distilled around 1928
Haig Antique Bar Optic  from around 1930  alt
 alt Haig  & Haig clip: Blend

Age: > 12 years

Bottled: ~ 1930-1950

Price appr. between: € 145,- / 255,-

Status in: 2008

Quality: ******

Hard to find
Haig US 192 advert.  alt
Haig-us-five-star Haig & Haig Five Star US Clip

Age: > 12 years

Bottled: ~ 1940-1950

Price appr. between: € 145,- / 255,-

Status in: 2010

Quality: ******

Very hard to find