Made From: Barley Malt Dried Over A Peat Fire
Produced By: HAIG & HAIG
Origin: Edinburgh, Scotland
Proof: 86
Age: 0
Location: New York, N.Y.

Haig, also known as Dimple, Dimple Pinch, or Haig’s Pinch, is brand of Scotch whisky, originally manufactured by John Haig & Co Ltd. The brand and its original distillery are now part of Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company.

A Haig distillery, now known as the Cameronbridge distillery, was founded in 1824. In 1830, it became the first distillery to produce grain whisky using the column still method invented by Robert Stein in 1826 (before the later better-known refinement developed by Aeneas Coffey).

John Haig & Co. was subsequently merged into the Distillers Company Limited (DCL) in 1877. The dimpled bottle was introduced in the 1890s. The bottle was registered as a trademark in the US in 1958 by Julius Lunsford. It and the bottle design for Coca-Cola (which was also registered by Lunsford) were the first two bottle designs to appear in the Principal Register of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

DCL combined with John Walker & Son and Buchanan-Dewar in 1925 and was then acquired by Guinness in 1986, which put it into its United Distillers subsidiary in 1987. Guinness then merged with Grand Metropolitan to form Diageo in 1997.

Most current variations of the Haig brand are produced using spirits from Diageo’s Glenkinchie distillery and Linkwood distillery.

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