About Us

The Scotch Whisky Industry Review was founded by Alan Gray in 1977. The detailed research behind the annual Scotch Whisky Industry Review book, and the regular Scotch Whisky Newsletters (available via Subscription), involves contacts at all levels of the industry and with companies of all sizes, giving an unrivalled view of the Scotch Whisky business.


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Pagoda Scotland

Alan GordonPagoda Scotland, owned and managed by Alan Gordon, is a leading source of information related to Scotch Whisky.

Pagoda created the original Scotch Whisky Information website - - in 1999 and has been involved with The Scotch Whisky Industry Review since 2007, initially helping to market The Review to a wider audience which then led to assuming responsibility for its compilation and publication.



Alan S Gray

Alan GrayAlan Gray sadly passed away in February 2020 and will be truly missed by his colleagues and his many friends and contacts in the Whisky Industry.

Alan had written about Scotch Whisky for well over 40 years, both as an investment analyst in stockbroking and increasingly as a commentator via the Whisky Newsletter and the long-established annual Scotch Whisky Industry Review of which he was the founder.

He was instrumental in the research and compilation of every edition of The Scotch Whisky Industry Review up to and including the latest 2019 edition in which he still had an active involvement.

Alan was a “Keeper of the Quaich” for many years and subsequently became a "Master of the Quaich". The Keepers of the Quaich is a society which recognises outstanding achievement in those who work, write or promote Scotch Whisky Worldwide.

Alan was a Chartered Accountant by training and prior to entering stockbroking he was a financial journalist with "The Herald" newspaper both in London and Glasgow.

A full tribute to Alan can be found here

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