Glen Grant

DRINKS ENTHUSIAST

Glen GrantTo be classed as one of the best-selling single malt distilleries in Scotland, you need to be able expand, re-invent and keep up with demand. May I please welcome then Glen Grant, a brand considered of such a title. But how did this all come about?

Glen Grants established itself back in 1840 by two brothers, John and James Grant, close to the port of Garmouth and the River Spey to the south. They were pioneers in the whisky trade and became the first to install electric lighting just over twenty years after opening. In 1872, James Grant unfortunately passed away and the distillery was passed down to his son, Major James Grant. James built a second distillery across the road, joined by a whisky pipe which transported the new make spirit across. Glen Grant No. 2, as it was first known, was completed in 1897, but just five years later it was closed. Soon…

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