The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding Digital Catalogue - Page 80



CONTRIBUTORS
CHARLES MACLEAN
WRITER AND WHISKY SPECIALIST
One of Scotland’s leading whisky experts, Charles MacLean has
written multiple books on the subject of Scotch whisky and acts as a
consultant for the industry. He is trained in the ‘sensory evaluation
of potable spirits’ by the Scotch Whisky Research Institute and has
presented numerous tastings and talks in the UK and abroad. In
2009 he was elected Master of the Quaich, the industry’s highest
accolade and a rare honour.
ANGUS MACRAILD
RARE WHISKY EXPERT & WRITER
Angus MacRaild is one of the world’s leading authorities on old
and rare Scotch whisky with an extensive background in whisky
auctioneering. He is based in Edinburgh and works widely as a
freelance writer, taster, consultant, independent bottler and educator.
He can be seen at a number of whisky festivals around the world
including the Whisky Show Old & Rare, of which he is a coorganiser, where he regularly hosts specialist tastings of old style
whiskies.
JONNY MCMILLAN
CO-FOUNDER OF THE WHISKY SHOW: OLD AND RARE
Jonny has worked within the whisky industry for the last eight
years and is now a Spirits Buyer for Berry Bros & Rudd; buying
and selecting casks for the Berrys’ Own Selection range. Jonny is
first and foremost a passionate whisky drinker and in his spare time
co-organises The Whisky Show Old & Rare, and the Dramboree
whisky weekend in the Scottish Highlands. Jonny was introduced
to the Gooding family via a mutual friend who owns a distillery in
the USA, and after completing an extensive valuation, helped bring
the collection to sale via Whisky Auctioneer.
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