Charles MacLean has been writing about Scotch whisky for over thirty years, and has published seventeen books on the subject.

He sits on several judging panels, including that of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, has chaired the nosing panel of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society since 1992, and advises many whisky companies on cask selection and flavour profiling.

He was the founding editor of Whisky Magazine and foreign editor of Whisky (Russia); writes regularly for several international magazines and websites and is a frequent commentator on TV and radio. He was chief presenter of the TV channel and starred in Ken Loach’s film The Angels Share, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012.

In 2009 he was elected Master of the Quaich, in 2012 won the I.W.S.C.’s ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ and in 2016 was inducted into the Whisky Hall of Fame.

  • Charles MacLean : Malt Whisky; The Complete Guide
    Charles MacLean : Malt Whisky; The Complete Guide

    Malt whisky has captured the hearts of spirits drinkers worldwide, especially in recent years. This fully revised and updated edition of the award-winning Malt Whisky is now in a handy portable size, making it the perfect…

    € 12,95
  • Charles Maclean : Famous for a Reason
    Charles Maclean : Famous for a Reason

    The Story of the Famous Grouse
    From humble beginnings in Perth in the early nineteenth century Matthew Gloag established a thriving whisky business that found favour with the royal household and the Scottish public alike. The…

    € 45,00
  • Charles Maclean : Whiskypedia
    Charles Maclean : Whiskypedia

    A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky

    Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition…

    € 17,50
  • Charles MacLean : Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries
    Charles MacLean : Spirit of Place: Scotland's Great Whisky Distilleries

    This wide-ranging and evocative photographic portrait of Scotland's distilleries, from Talisker to Lagavulin, from Laphroaig to Dalwhinnie, from the Isle of Arran to Glenkinchie, describes the "cultural terroir" of the country's…

    € 19,95
  • Charles Maclean : Scotland's Secret History
    Charles Maclean : Scotland's Secret History

    The Illicit Distilling and Smuggling of Whisky

    Illicit distilling in Scotland was seen as a 'right of man' at the end of the 17th century. Attempts to enforce excise duty on the spirit were therefore met with resistance, ranging…

  • Charles Maclean : World Whisky
    Charles Maclean : World Whisky

    A Nation-by-Nation Guide to the Best

    A unique guide to the world's best whiskies, nation-by-nation: explore whisky's wonderful depth, variety, and complexity, its classics and exciting new forms. Then sample over 700, through…

    € 24,95
  • Charles Maclean : 30-Second Whisky
    Charles Maclean : 30-Second Whisky

    The 50 essential elements of producing and enjoying the world's whiskies, each explained in half a minute

    The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should…

    € 17,95
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