A Double Scotch: How Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet Became Global Icons

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Wiley, Mar 21, 2005 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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'A Double Scotch' tells the intertwined success stories of Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet - two Scotch whisky brands recognized the world over for their unparalleled quality. Founded by Scottish grocers on Aberdeen, Chivas Regal stands as the world’s most popular prestige blended Scotch. First distilled by a pistol-packing Highlander, The Glenlivet is today the top-selling single-malt Scotch in America. F. Paul Pacult explores these two iconic spirits, and tells a compelling business story of the remarkable and resourceful families who endured government interference, the threat of physical violence from illicit distillers, wars and Prohibition, and fierce competition to build two winning brands. A Double Scotch is a business book and historical account that goes down easy. Told against the backdrop of Scotland’s intriguing distilling history, 'A Double Scotch' also tells the story of a nation that’s inextricably linked to its national beverage.

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F. PAUL PACULT is the founding editor and publisher of the newsletter F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal – The Quarterly Independent Guide to Distilled Spirits, Beers, and Wines, now in its fifteenth year of publication. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book American Still Life: The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon, from Wiley, as well as Kindred Spirits and The Beer Essentials. He is the wine and spirits columnist for Sky, the Delta Air Lines in-flight magazine; a contributing editor and the spirits tasting director for Wine Enthusiast magazine; a contributor to CARGO; a special projects editor for the New York Times Magazine; and the judging director at the annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition. He is also honored to be the only journalist worldwide to be a member of The Bourbon Hall of Fame, a member of the Armagnac Company of Musketeers, and a life member of The Keepers of the Quaich Scotch Whisky Society. Paul lives in Wallkill, New York.

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