No BioCharles MacLean
has been researching and writing books
and articles about whisky since 1981. He shares his enthusiasm
and knowledge by giving talks and tastings around the world, by
leading "whisky expeditions" in Scotland (The Whisky Train and
Whisky Cruises), and by presenting training programs and classes
for whisky companies, clubs, and individuals. His eight books on
whisky include the standard work on whisky brands, Scotch Whisky
and the leading book on its subject, Malt Whisky
, both of which
were short-listed for Glenfiddich Awards. He is a member of the
Judging Panel (Spirits) of the International Wines & Spirits Competition.
He acts as a consultant to the whisky industry on a variety
of matters, and was elected a Keeper of the Quaich, the industry''s
highest accolade. He is a Visiting Lecturer to the Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, and a Councilor of the Clan Maclean. He lives near Edinburgh.