In 1840, brothers John and James Grant applied for a distillery licence.With the sea and the port of Garmouth nearby, the River Spey to the south, and surrounded by barley-growing plains, all the basic ingredients for malt whisky were close at hand.
For many years, Glen Grant was run by the descendents of the Grant family, until 1931, when Major Grant, the last Glen Grant, died; he was survived by three daughters and a distillery which had become one of the most famous in the world. Douglas MacKessack, his grandson, was to become his successor.
Over time the company expanded and in 1972, the Glenlivet and Glen Grant Distilleries Ltd merged with Hill, Thomson and Co. Ltd, and Longmorn Distilleries Ltd to form Glenlivet Distillers Ltd.
Fast forward to 2006 and Campari acquired Glen Grant. Today, Glen Grant is still one of the biggest selling Single Malts in the world, whilst still being made in the same tradition as it was when it all began.Read More