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Whoever Would Have Thought Whisky Could Be So Interesting?

12th Oct 2013

In an article in the latest issue of The Scottish Field, whisky expert Charles Maclean draws on his extensive knowledge of whisky lore, giving us a foretaste of what to expect from A Dram With Charlie MacLean on 19th October - everything from insider techniques, such as how to assess the quality of a whisky before even touching it to the lips or raising it to the nose, to how a Highlander hoodwinked King George IV into believing that a bottle of illicit moonshine was the finest Glenlivet. 
Whiskypedia by Charles MacLean

Whiskypedia by Charles MacLean

Connoisseurs may like to know where to find what must surely be the most expensive whisky in the world, at £275 a nip, and ghostbusters will want to find out whether or not Charles actually saw the ghost which he investigated in Glenrothes distillery. 

As the author of more than a dozen books and countless articles on whisky Charles will have many other such stories to tell, so join him on Saturday for 'a talk and a tasting'  at the Royal Hotel and raise your glasses to uisge beatha - the water of life. 


A really big thank you to you and everyone at Bookmark for doing such a splendid job. I felt I was made truly welcome and everything was very well-arranged and proceeded so smoothly. I can only guess at the massive work done to make this possible. Well done! Please pass on my thanks to the other members of the great Bookmark team. I‘m pleased my event seemed to go well. A great venue and a lovely audience. Lin was a fantastic interviewer, too! I‘d be delighted to come back again any time. Also to take part in the schools programme, if possible.

Ron Butlin

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