Charlie MacLean on his MBE and the future of Scotch Whisky
“Legendary Scotch whisky writer Charles MacLean has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list.
MBE stands for Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. It is a British order of chivalry that recognizes outstanding contributions in the arts and sciences, work with charitable organizations and public service.
Twice a year approximately 1,000 individuals are singled out to receive the honor. The list is typically released at New Year’s and to coincide with Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday in June (her actual birthday is April 12), hence the designation as the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.”