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Glen Grant

Glen Grant is one of the top five bestselling Scotch single malt distilleries worldwide. The Campari Group acquired Glen Grant whisky distillery in 2006 for the princely sum of €115m from Chivas Brothers, then under Pernod Ricard ownership. Accordingly, Glen Grant is likely to be made substantially larger. At present, the Glen Grant distillery houses six stills and runs at near full capacity, which totals 5.9million litres per annum. However, with the proposed addition of a power plant nearby and a further eight stills, by 2010 the capacity could be as much as twelve million litres.

Half of Glen Grant’s impressive Scotch whisky production is used as a blending product, notably in Chivas blends. Most of the spirit is transported elsewhere for maturation in Chivas’ central warehouses, and to Glen Grant’s new 60,000 cask storage facilities, following the acquisition of eleven warehouses in Rothes. The whisky distillery was founded in 1840 by brothers John and James Grant and just over twenty years later it became Scotland’s first to boast electric lighting.

In 1872, James Grant died and the distillery was passed down to his son, Major James Grant. He then built a second distillery across the road, joined by a whisky pipe which transported the new make spirit. Glen Grant No. 2, as it was first known, was completed in 1897, but just five years later it was closed, reopening in 1965, under the name Caperdonich. As well as the official range, there have been many independent bottlings, notably from Gordon and MacPhail who bottled an extensive vintage range spanning more than twenty years of Glen Grant distillations.

Glen Grant Whisky Distillery

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About Glen Grant Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01340 832118

Distillery Founded


Distillery Capacity

5 900 000 litres

Distillery Status


Distillery Owner

Campari Group

Distillery Address

Elgin Road, Rothes, Banffshire AB38 7BS

Distillery Website


The brothers James and John Grant, managers of Dandelaith Distillery, found the distillery.


The distillery becomes the first to install electric lighting.


John Grant dies.


James Grant passes away and the distillery is inherited by his son, James junior (Major James Grant).


James Grant decides to build another distillery across the road; it is named Glen Grant No. 2.


Glen Grant No. 2 is mothballed.


Major Grant dies and is succeeded by his grandson Major Douglas Mackessack.


J. & J. Grant merges with George & J. G. Smith who runs Glenlivet distillery, forming The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers Ltd.


Armando Giovinetti and Douglas Mackessak found a friendship that eventually leads to Glen Grant becoming the most sold malt whisky in Italy.


Glen Grant No. 2 is back in production, but renamed Caperdonich.


The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers merges with Hill Thompson & Co. and Longmorn-Glenlivet Ltd to form The Glenlivet Distillers. The drum maltings ceases.


Stills are increased from four to six.


The Chivas & Glenlivet Group (Seagrams) buys Glen Grant Distillery. Stills are increased from six to ten.


Pernod Ricard and Diageo buy Seagrams Spirits and Wine; with Pernod acquiring the Chivas Group.


Campari buys Glen Grant for €115 million in a deal that includes the acquisition of Old Smuggler and Braemar for another €15 million.


The entire range is re-packaged and re-launched and a 15 year old single cask is released. Reconstruction of the visitor centre.


Two limited cask strengths - a 16 year old and a 27 year old - are released.

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A vintage from the Glen Grant distillery in Speyside. This was distilled in 1967 and matured in first fill sherry casks.  More info
One of Speyside's fantastic distilleries, Glen Grant produce high quality whisky with every release. Even independent bottlings of their whisky are exceptional, like this 18 year old Old Malt Cask...  More info
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Spicy, complex Glen Grant finished in smaller, octave-sized casks from Duncan Taylor's wonderful Octave range. This was distilled in 1995 and aged for 17 years before bottling as a single cask.  More info
A vintage Glen Grant, and a classic Speyside, distilled in 1956 and matured in first fill sherry casks.  More info
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Small batch 15 year old Glen Grant single malt, bottled by WM Cadenhead, who use the old-school name for the distillery - Glen Grant-Glenlivet. It was matured in bourbon hoggies which eventually had...  More info
This was distilled on the 29th March 1965 at the Glen Grant distillery. It was aged for 43 years in hogshead 2136 before bottling on the 2nd June 2008 at cask strength. A release of 121 bottles from...  More info
WM Cadenhead have used the very traditional name for the Glen Grant distillery with this release of 24 year old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky. It was matured in a bourbon barrel, producing 156...  More info
The chaps at Adelphi decided that 21 years in an ex-bourbon barrel was long enough for this Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky. This single cask release was bottled in 2014 with an outturn of 219...  More info
In A Bluebell Wood might sound like the start of a poem or a fantasy story, but it's actually the descriptive name given to this Wemyss bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Grant. It...  More info
This is a lovely 2002 vintage single malt from the Glen Grant distillery in Speyside. It was bottled by stalwart whisky bottlers Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
In May 1995, cask 85125 was brought into existence. Inside this cask was Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky. The whisky matured in that cask until December 2013, when Duncan Taylor bottled it up for...  More info
This Glen Grant was distilled in 1992 and aged for 19 years before bottling by Duncan Taylor for their Octave range of whiskies from prestigious distilleries, finished in smaller "octave" casks for...  More info
An extraordinarily well matured Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1950 and bottled in 2010 by Gordon & MacPhail. The two casks used (#2750 and #2760) were both Sherry casks, which...  More info
Distilled in 1962 at the Glen Grant distillery in Speyside, this was matured in first fill sherry casks and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info
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22 year old Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky, bottled by the fine folks at Càrn Mòr for their Celebration of the Cask range. 205 bottles of whisky matured in bourbon barrels were released.  More info
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Cask strength Glen Grant, yum yum yum! It was distilled by the distillery in Speyside in April 1992 and bottled in February 2014. 21 years in a hogshead has done this whisky good, it seems. It was...  More info
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This was distilled at Glen Grant in 1951 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail after a maturation in refill sherry hogsheads.  More info
Aged for more than 39 years in a single sherry cask, this independent bottling from Mackillop's was distilled at the Glen Grant distillery in Speyside. Distilled on 6th July 1973 and bottled in March...  More info
This Glen Grant single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in 1992, long before the distillery was bought by Campari in 2006. Grab a piece of history, expertly bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old...  More info
This is a rich, intense Speyside single malt, aged in top-quality sherry wood before bottling. It was distilled at Glen Grant in 1964 before a 31 year maturation. It was then bottled in October 1995...  More info
This was distilled at the Glen Grant distillery on the 22nd April 1992 before a 20 year maturation in a pair of hogsheads (numbers 55412 and 55413). It was bottled at natural cask strength in October...  More info
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