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David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

on 10/10/14 at 12:00 pm

Booze News

60d53728b0738261a3e0b6f203da00014c143640Apparently, David Beckham is a whiskey man. A Scotch guy, to be precise.

The retired soccer star recently launched Haig Club, a single-grain Scotch whisky, with the help of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and international liquor conglomerate Diageo. (Yep, the spirit is spelled both “whiskey” and “whisky”—it’s a sore grammatical subject.)

Beckham celebrated the launch of the spirit on Saturday with a dinner prepared by Tom Kitchin, chef and owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant The Kitchin in Edinburgh, Scotland. Haggis, lobster, and grouse were all on the menu. So, too, presumedly, was Haig Club, which is said to have notes of “butterscotch and toffee.” (It’s currently retailing for about $62.55 online.)