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 www.singlemalt.tv 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; Whiskypedia, The Ultimate guide to Scotch Whisky
Fifth edition, New & updated edition
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…€ 24,95
- 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 : 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 : 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 : 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
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 : 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