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A single grain scotch whiskey produced in partnership with David Beckham, Haig Club Clubman is designed to be different and fashionable with a modern twist, while at the same time incorporating the bold and progressive spirit of 400 years of heritage from the legendary House of Haig.
The rules of whiskey have been engrained in us all: a ‘man’s drink’ that is enjoyed neat or only with a splash of water and never mixed! It’s safe to say that times have changed, and Haig Club Clubman encourages you to make your own rules instead. From the striking blue square bottle to the incredible drinking options that can be created with this versatile liquid Haig offers both those new to whiskey and aficionados a unique take on Scotch. It is not only delicious served neat or sipped over ice – it works perfectly at the heart of a cocktail. This Scotch pairs well with a wide variety of mixers to complement its ultra-smooth character and its vanilla, toffee, coconut and butterscotch notes.
We headed over to Diageo HQ where brand ambassador Reggie, The Happiness Agent, created some amazing cocktails. Reginald Mthembu (28) is an alcohol, fine beverages, spirits and etiquette expert. As a people’s person Reggie has been able to spread happiness in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and Mozambique. When it comes to whiskey his motto is: “whiskey is like cologne or perfume – at first it’s overwhelming but if you give it time it makes sense”.
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The Haig Club Orange and Tonic
Otherwise known as H.O.T., this is a refreshing whiskey mixer with tonic and a slice of orange. Prepared in under a minute, it’s a very easy–to–mix delicious cocktail. The sweet notes of Haig Club combine perfectly with the bitterness of the tonic and the fruity orange notes round off the drink in a delightful way. This cocktail is definitely a crowd pleaser.
25 ml Haig Club Clubman
A slice of orange
Fill a highball glass with ice, add 25 ml of Haig Club Clubman, fill to the top with tonic, squeeze a slice of orange in the drink and use it as garnish.
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Haig Club Berry Bliss
This refreshing tasting long drink works perfectly for daytime events. The raspberries add a wonderful fresh sweetness to the toffee notes of Haig Club.
50ml Haig Club Clubman
25ml raspberry syrup
25ml lemon juice
6 -10 fresh raspberries
Cellulose and soda water to top
Raspberry sherbet to garnish
Muddle six raspberries in a shaker, add the Haig Club Clubman, the raspberry syrup and the lemon juice and cellulose with some ice and shake, double strain into a highball glass filled with ice and top up with soda water. Garnish with remaining raspberries and sprinkle sherbet over the top.
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