Haig whisky is steeped in history since it was first distilled by John Haig in Cameronbridge Scotland in 1824. From these humble beginnings Haig Whisky quickly rose to become one of the most successful and popular Scotch whiskies in the world before falling into decline some 30 years ago as it left the Haig family ownership and was passed through a series of multinational drinks companies.
The original distillery in Cameronbridge meanwhile went from strength to strength and now, in the ownership of Diageo, is one of the largest distilleries in Europe.
Haig Dimple was named after the unique shape of the Dimple bottle. It was also known as Dimple Pinch in the USA, albeit in a stronger 43%abv expression. Haig Dimple is the upmarket brother of Haig Gold with an age statement of 15 years and a much more malty influence including single Malt Whiskies from Glenkinchie and Linkwood in the blend.
Haig Dimple Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes
- Nose: Toffee and Spice with a slight citrus edge. A little water can help to open the nose further.
- Taste: Surprisingly rough at first but quickly settling to a warm slightly smokey taste at the back of the mouth with an underlying caramel sweetness.
- Finish: A fairly short finish of burnt fudge or caramel with a hint of oak in the background.
Haig Dimple is a fast disappearing part of whisky history. I have laid down a couple of bottles myself for posterity. All of the bottles on our online Haig Whisky shop date from the 40’s 50’s and 60’s, so you really are in touch with the Spitfire to Madmen whisky generation. Dimple’s lesser known and slightly stronger American cousin Haig Pinch or Dimple Pinch has recently regained a growing cult status after it featured in the American TV series Breaking Bad with the catch phrase whisky order from lead character Walter White of “Dimple Pinch – Neat!”
Haig Dimple was also the dram of choice for James Bond 007 and his CIA Buddy Felix Leitner in the original James Bond Books by Ian Fleming in which Bond drove a Bentley rather than an Aston Martin!
Haig Dimple Scotch Whisky Fact File
Brand Name: Haig Scotch Whisky
Name: Haig Dimple
Age Statement: 15 Years
Whiskey Type: Blended Scotch Whisky
Cask Type: Old Bourbon Oak Casks
Pooka Scale: Two on the Pooka Scale
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Dimple Scots / Haig’s / Bot.1940s / Spring Cap Blended Scotch
This bottle of the famous Haig Dimple whisky with its famous trademark Haig Dimple bottle dates from the 1940’s and the World War 2 Years. It had an age statement of 15 years with lots of really good old fasioned malt in the mix. This is a real opportunity to buy some amazing whisky history.
Dimple Haig / Bot.1960s / Spring Cap Blended Scotch Whisky
This bottle of classic Haig Dimple whisky probably dates from the 1960’s and comes complete with the famous trademarked Haig Dimple bottle and spring cap closure.
Haig’s Dimple / Bot.1950s / Spring Cap Blended Scotch Whisky
Haig Dimple was the upmarket whisky offering from Haig Whisky which was very popular as a luxury whisky export. It has lots of fine malt and a 15 year age statement. This is a classic and highly collectable bottle of old Haig Whisky from the 50’s.
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Haig Whisky is the oldest of all scotch whiskies and may even be the oldest whisky in the world. Haig whisky is steeped in history since it was first distilled by John Haig in Cameronbridge Scotland in 1824. From these humble beginnings Haig Whisky quickly rose to become one of the most successful and popular Scotch whiskies in the world and now offer four Scotch Whiskys: Haig Club, Haig Gold, Haig Dimple & Haig Pinch.