MacLean & Bruce is a luxury travel company with high level privileged access to the whisky industry. With author and expert Charles MacLean, we guide our guests through Scotland’s distilleries for private whisky tours and tastings. We combine this with luxury travel and accommodation to create the perfect Scottish experience.
As a destination, Scotland sells itself. The vision in the minds of our visitors is that of heather-clad mountains and tumble-down castles, of cities full of contemporary culture in historic architecture, of clean air, majestic waterfalls and rivers, of bountiful flora and fauna; and the reality never disappoints.
Our guests have the highest of expectations, and our objective is to ensure that each guest receives the finest experience.
Whisky plays an essential part in what we do, from tastings and distillery visits to rare bottle and cask investments. With Charles MacLean on hand to guide guests through the mysteries of The Water of Life, we wrap superb accommodation, travel, food, music and activities around the purpose of the visit, thinking holistically about the entire experience. The luxury lives in the details.
“Details matter. They create depth, and depth creates authenticity." - Neil Blumenthal
M&B was created in 2013 after Charles and Vikki were asked to help organise a very high-end whisky tour for a visiting senior royal guest. This wonderful experience became the template for what subsequently became MacLean & Bruce - to offer truly luxurious whisky trips to discerning guests.
The adage ‘It’s not what you know, but who you know’ is never is that more true than when you are travelling. By keeping clear of tourist trails and by using our personal connections, we create a level of authenticity which gives our guests a more meaningful and memorable experience.
“To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Anderson
The Scotch Whisky Regulations (SWR) 2009 set out, among other things, to regulate how Scotch Whisky should be labelled, packaged and advertised. The five Scotch Whisky Regions defined by the SWR, are: Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown.READ MORE
There are walled gardens, historic gardens, Victorian gardens, physic gardens and would you believe there is even a rather remarkable Garden of Cosmic Speculation.Add to the list the wonderfully idiosyncratic green spaces, which often defy labelling, and you start to understand the lure of Scotland’s horticultural works of art.With an everchanging canvas and a cracking story to tell, they are nature’s gifts, the perfect antidote to digital overload and city living.READ MORE