Ian Buxton began work in the Scotch Whisky industry in 1987 and, since 1991 when he was also elected a Keeper of the Quaich, has run his own consultancy business. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. As well as continuing his consultancy work, he may be found giving lectures, presentations and tastings on whisky, and writing regular columns for a number of international whisky magazines and websites.
2010 saw three books on whisky from Ian: The Enduring Legacy of Dewar’s, a history of Glenglassaugh Distillery, and 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die, the UK’s best-selling whisky book in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2011 he wrote the official book celebrating Glenfarclas’ 175th anniversary. His latest book 101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die was published in July 2012. A revised and updated edition of his first 101 Whiskies will appear in May 2013.