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Whisky Magazine writer - Charles MacLean

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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

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Charles MacLean

The Jewel of Taiwan
Charles MacLean finds out more about the island's first distillery.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 46

Badge of quality in safe hands (Adelphi)
Adelphi distillery, the top-of-the-market independent bottler, has been bought by a couple of landowners in Argyll. Charles MacLeanlooks at the company's history and asks the new owners about their pl...

March 2005, Issue 46, page 63

Back with a vengeance
Tullibardine shut its doors in the 1990s. Now, as part of a retail complex, it is back. Charles MacLean went to the triumphant reopening

January 2005, Issue 45, page 34

Celtic Cousins - Reviving part of Welsh culture
The Welsh Whisky Company is in business and impressing whisky experts with its product. Charles MacLean visited it

November 2004, Issue 44, page 22

Gone with the wind farms?
With two wind farms proposed for Speyside, Charles Maclean asks: how will they affect this unspoiled area?

August 2002, Issue 25, page 44

A new dawn for Bowmore (Brian Morrison)
After 38 years in whisky, Brian Morrison, managing director of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, is retiring from his executie position to become Joint Chairman. He reminisces with Charles Maclean

February 2002, Issue 21, page 34

In conversation (Evan Thomas Cattanach)
Charles MacLean meets Evan Thomas Cattanach, long-term Distillery Manager and now Director of Scotch Knowledge for Schefflin & Somerset in New York

December 2001, Issue 20, page 85

In conversation (Richard Gordon)
Charles MacLean talks to Richard Gordon, Managing Director of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the world's premier whisky club – now in its 18th year

November 2001, Issue 19, page 85

Whisky woe in Wales
Charles MacLean recalls a bygone era when distinguished gentlemen with a love of alliteration decided to distil whisky in Wales – only to have their brave venture scuppered by suspect casks and the ...

September 2001, Issue 18, page 50

In conversation with Dr Nicholas Morgan
Charles Maclean talks to Dr Nicholas Morgan who, as UDV's Marketing Direcotr (Malts), is responsibel for the largest portfolio of malt whiskies in the world.

June 2001, Issue 16, page 75

In conversation with Barry Crockett
Charles Maclean talks to Barry Crockett, Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

April 2001, Issue 15, page 82

From the Editor
A thrill ran through the press shortly before Christmas, summed up by The Scotsman's headline: "Cheaper Whisky As Good As Fine Malts Say Experts" and inspired by a Which? report which had completed a ...

February 2001, Issue 14, page 5

In conversation with Norman Shelley
Charles Maclean talks to 'The Perfect Collector', Norman Shelley

February 2001, Issue 14, page 82

A family affair
Charles Maclean visits inverarity Vaults a family company which has already earnt quite a reputation for the quality of its whiskies

December 2000, Issue 13, page 48

From the Editor
The fires of summer have been extinguished, the clocks have gone back and the winter solstice approaches. The season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness' it may be, but today a chill, damp wind cuts t...

December 2000, Issue 13, page 5

In conversation with Andrew Symington
Charles Maclean talks to Andrew Symington of Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky

December 2000, Issue 13, page 94

From the Editor
Today a new malt whisky distillery opened in Wales - the first for over a hundred years. Last week, Tomintoul Distillery was bought by a company of blenders and bottlers whom nobody has ever heard of,...

November 2000, Issue 12, page 5

In conversation with BC
Charles Maclean talks to the General Manger of America's oldest (and youngest) distillery.

November 2000, Issue 12, page 94

From the Editor
I was lunching with my publisher recently in a trendy London restaurant, as one does. It was the kind of place which is favoured by advertising account executives and merchant bankers; my publisher wa...

September 2000, Issue 11, page 5

In conversation with Dr Jim Veveridge
Maturation expert, Dr Jim Veveridge, demonstrates the virtues of the refill cask to Charles Maclean.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 90

Largesse flows at Dufftown
Whisky Magazine readers revelled in true highland hospitality when they were entertained at a William Grant and Sons special lunch.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 50

From the Editor
New madness from the European Commission about controls on water, and even its taxation, threatens the long standing water rights of Scottish distilleries. This is being vigorously opposed by the Scot...

June 2000, Issue 10, page 5

In conversation with Shelia Burties
Charles Maclean talks to Sheila Burties, the highly espected sensory chemist.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 82

From the Editor
The price of whisky in British shops comes tumbling down at Christmas every year. Five pounds off a bottle of malt is common; £1.50 off a blend. “Great,” is our reaction to such a situation. The...

April 2000, Issue 9, page 5

In conversation with Robert Hicks
Charles Maclean talks to Robert Hicks, the master blender at Allied Distillers.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 90

From the editor
Is it possible to compile an objective hierarchy of malts?

February 2000, Issue 8, page 5

From the Editor
As they tell you at every bus stop in Scotland come late afternoon at this time of year, “the nights are fair drawing in”. For some of us this is a legitimate excuse for pouring our evening drams ...

December 1999, Issue 7, page 5

In conversation with Peter Russell
In this issue we begin a series of interviews with celebrated whisky people. Here Charlie Maclean gives the last-frank- word ot broker and blender Peter Russell.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 86


With this issue Whisky Magazine celebrates its first anniversary. The birthday party will be held in New York because this issue also marks our arrival in the US, the largest consumer of whisky and wh...

October 1999, Issue 6, page 5

Fit for kings
Noble qualities created Chivas Regal, the 'Chieftain's Tipple' and royals' favourite. Charles MacLean explores the history of the Chivas brand.

October 1999, Issue 6, page 60

From the Editor
It is always instructive to place matters in their historial perspective, and this is as true for whisky as for other matters. The whisky trade has always been good at reinventing or forgetting its ...

August 1999, Issue 5, page 5

Sugar and spice and all things nice
In the final part of his nosing course, Charles Maclean suggests that classifying malts by region has little meaning classification by flavour is more useful: but how on earth do you do it?

August 1999, Issue 5, page 66

The refashioning of history
Charles Maclean examines the curious story of Clan Campbell and its acquired pedigree

August 1999, Issue 5, page 56

From the Editor
These are stirring times for Scotland, with the arrival of the first parliament for 192 years, and stirring times for the Scotch whisky industry, which seems to be losing the confidence of stockbroker...

June 1999, Issue 4, page 5

Learning to fly
Grouse and the Gloags, part 1: Charles Maclean tells the history of a bird, a brand and a dynasty. For a profile of a thoroughly modern Matthew Gloag, see page 46.

June 1999, Issue 4, page 42

 

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Whisky Magazine Issue 13

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Whisky Magazine Issue 12

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Whisky Magazine Issue 11

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Highland Malts Tasting - Lagavulin - Buffalo Trace - Cigars - Fishing.

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Whisky Magazine Issue 10

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Whisky Magazine Issue 9

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Best selling blends - Irish Special - White Horse - Wild Turkey.

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Whisky Magazine Issue 8

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Wood finish tasting - Gordon & McPhail - Makers Mark - Edradour.

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