Thursday, 5 April 2012

Haig whisky, Camberwell

The story of Haig whisky goes back to 1627, the year Robert Haig set up a distillery near Stirling. But this was just the beginning. The story, together with lots of information about how scotch whisky is made, is told in the promotional documentary "Scotch by Haig," shot in 1979.

This prominent ghost sign near Camberwell Green features the famous rhyming slogan for the brand.

Don't Be Vague
Ask For
Haig
...
The Oldest Scotch Whisky
Distillers in the World

Nowadays the central part of this ghost sign is white but I can't imagine it was originally like that. Small traces of the same blue paint used for the last two lines can be seen here and there but not enough to give us a clue. Could there have been a bottle of Gold Label and one of Dimple?

Ask For
Haig

The Oldest Scotch Whisky
Distillers in the World

Location: Milkwell Yard / Pictures taken in April 2008

1 comment:

A Glunn said...

Hi... great work! Is it possible to purchase a print of this photo? Would like a hi res file to print out or to be able to purchase via a printing company. Thanks!!