Haig Club Challenges the 'Rules of Whiskey' in Beckham Spot for Clubman Variant

Cheaper Version of Scotch Whiskey Is Designed to Be Mixed With Cola

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Oct 12, 2016

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Haig Club, the whiskey brand created by Diageo in partnership with David Beckham, advocates shaking up the "rules" of drinking scotch whiskey in the launch spot for its Clubman variant.

Clubman is a cheaper version of Haig Club that is designed to be drunk with cola, and is aimed at a younger audience. The spot opens on a traditional view of Scottish landscape but quickly switches to a nighttime Miami, where we see Beckham and friends enjoying the drink in a glamorous cocktail bar. It takes aim at some outdated ideas about whiskey: that it should be drunk neat, and never with a mixer; it's for men, for old people, should be drunk by a fireside, alone and should be taken "seriously." We see people, particularly women, breaking all these "rules" as they party with the drink, running through sprinklers, dancing at an outdoor festival, watching a movie at an outdoor cinema projection.

This time Beckham doesn't take a starring role (unlike in the launch spot for Haig Club, which also featured sumptuous Scottish scenery) but he's there to lend his star quality to the film, created by Adam&Eve/DDB London.

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Oct 12, 2016
Adam & Eve/DDB London
Chief Creative Officer:
Ben Priest
Haig Club
Executive Creative Director:
Ben Tollett
Executive Creative Director:
Richard Brim
Simon Pearse
Art Director:
Emmanuel Saint M'leux
Agency Producer:
Sian Parker
Account Director:
James Rowe
Account Manager:
Robert Jones
Creative Planner:
Jess Lovell
Production Company:
Nima Nourizadeh
Executive Producer:
Anna Smith Tenser
Global Brand Director:
Ronan Beirne
Dan Sherwen
Editorial Company:
Final Cut
Sound Design:
Munzie Thind
Design Studio:
Grand Central
Paul Harrison
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Steve Murgatroyd
Visual Effects:

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