Although more recently Haig have become well known for their association with David Beckham, the Haig name is said to have one of the longest histories in whisky production. The Haig family can date their whisky distilling back to the 1650’s, although it was John Haig who opened the Cameronbridge Distillery in 1824 where Haig whisky is still produced today. A pioneer, John Haig perfected the production of grain whisky in continuous stills, something which laid the building blocks for today’s Scotch whisky industry. By 1877 John Haig merged his Cameronbridge Distillery with 5 others to form the Distillers Company Ltd, with Haig kept on as one of the most influential directors.
Though thrust back into the limelight of late in modern times, some may be surprised to learn that Haig whisky is actually among the oldest whisky brands in the world. Whisky distilling by the Haig family first dates back to the 1650s, where they first started to pioneer the production of the spirit.
Centuries ago, the Haig family perfected the production of grain whisky using continuous stills from their Cameronbride Distillery, the very same distillery in which Haig whisky is still produced today. This technique paved the way for the rest of the Scotch whisky industry, changing whisky production forever.
Ever the pioneers, Haig continue to change the face of the industry to this day with Haig Club whisky. Endorsed by and created in partnership with David Beckham, this light and sweet single grain was created with a new generation of whisky drinkers in mind. From the distinctive blue bottle to its easy-drinking flavour profile, Haig continues to move with the times with its innovative range of spirits.