Charlie Maclean

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Maclean brothers on a whisky challenge over the Atlantic

Three brothers plan to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic later this year. They launched their boat on Loch Lomond as a trial. Lachlan, 21, Ewan, 27, and Jamie MacLean, 25, from Edinburgh, will take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December, rowing from the Canary Islands to the West Indies. First they [...]

2019-10-04T12:19:14+00:00June 17th, 2019|Whisky Tours|
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Whisky isn’t rocket science

ALL ABOOT THE DRAM – it’s not rocket science. Other countries produce whisky (or, whiskey) but it is Scotch whisky that has caught the world's imagination, resulting in an industry that today supports over 40,000 jobs across the UK (including ours); each year adding £5bn or more to the UK's taxes; and contributes almost £4bn [...]

2019-10-04T12:19:59+00:00September 18th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Tours|
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Jim Swan, The Whisky Man

Dr Jim Swan – everyone’s favourite whisky expert? Dr Jim Swan passed away February 2017, sadly missed by many.  “Jim was my mentor, he changed my life” Charlie Maclean. The man was a legend, am told he was an expert particularly in all aspects of wood. I never met him, he was maybe best known [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:08+00:00June 26th, 2018|Distilleries, Whisky Distilleries|
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No age statement whisky

NAS whiskies, so many of our whisky tour guests ask me what it means?  I thought to scribble some of my thoughts. NAS bottles I have tried … Talisker Skye is the third NAS Talisker in the same amount of years, after the Storm and Port Ruighe, all good (in my opinion), but is this [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:35+00:00April 18th, 2017|Distilleries|

The Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017

Buy it now on Amazon.co.uk Move over Charlie, Ingvar is on the rampage with his Malt Whisky Yearbook 2017 publication! Aye, our whisky club Patron Charlie Maclean is an excellent whisky author, with many books already top sellers, and likes nothing better than to relax with a dram and a copy of the Malt Whisky [...]

2019-10-04T12:20:43+00:00August 29th, 2016|Distilleries|