David Beckham’s New Goal: Total Whisky Domination

American fans of celebrity spirits and spirited soccer may be interested to know that David Beckham has brought his new single-grain Scotch whisky, Haig Club, to the United States.

American fans of celebrity spirits and spirited soccer (not to mention steamy H&M underwear ads) may be interested to know that David Beckham has officially brought his new single-grain Scotch whisky, Haig Club — which, you may recall, he launched overseas a few months ago — to the U.S. of A.

The former soccer star and his partner in premium liquor, American Idol creator Simon Fuller, introduced the new whisky to invited guests this week at a cocktail party in West Hollywood in California.

Those in attendance apparently learned several things about Beckham and booze. For instance? Well, the former footballer has long been interested in knowing “more about whisky,” he said; he was “involved in every step” of the process, from flavor profile to bottle design. “I didn’t just say ‘go take my name,’” he insisted. And, guests learned, he prefers his whisky “neat.”

That last informational tidbit could come in handy if you ever happen to run into Beckham at a bar and want to send over a drink.

You know what else could come in handy? 10 Interesting Facts About Scotch Whisky

You might also like to have a few good whisky recipes in your back pocket. You never know when you might need 'em.

Photograph by Tom Bunning
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