Statement Attributed to Frank Coleman, Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President

“The Distilled Spirits Council and the entire spirits industry is saddened by the news that noted author and whiskey expert Michael Jackson passed away yesterday.  On behalf of the Distilled Spirits Council, and ‘s distillers, I extend to Michael’s family our prayers and condolences.

“For years, each revised edition of Michael’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch was an eagerly awaited bible and guidebook for whiskey lovers around the world.  He was a voice for both excellence and moderation, who will be missed by whiskey aficionados everywhere.”