MacLean & Bruce is a distinguished luxury travel company offering exclusive access to the world of whisky.
Led by renowned author and expert Charles MacLean, we curate exceptional private whisky tours and tastings, providing our guests with unparalleled experiences within Scotland's renowned distilleries. Our dedication to excellence extends beyond whisky, as we combine luxury travel and accommodation to craft the perfect Scottish experience.
Scotland, as a destination, possesses an inherent allure. The image that captivates the minds of our visitors encompasses heather-clad mountains, enchanting castles, vibrant cities blending contemporary culture with historic architecture, pristine air, majestic waterfalls, flourishing flora and fauna. Remarkably, the reality surpasses these expectations, never failing to awe.
We understand that our guests have the highest standards, and our utmost objective is to ensure that each one receives an extraordinary experience. Whisky, a vital component of our offerings, is seamlessly woven throughout our activities, from tastings and distillery visits to rare bottle and cask investments. With Charles MacLean as a knowledgeable guide, we provide insights into the mysteries of the "Water of Life," while surrounding our guests with exceptional accommodation, luxury transportation, delectable cuisine, captivating music, and curated activities.
We believe in approaching the entire experience holistically, attending to every detail that defines luxury. At MacLean & Bruce, we take great pride in crafting extraordinary moments that leave a lasting impression. Through our meticulous attention to detail, we ensure that each aspect of your journey resonates with elegance, sophistication, and the essence of luxury.
“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 more true than when travelling. By keeping clear of tourist trails and 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 Andersen
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
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