Beliggende i Rothes og grundlagt i 1840 af James og John Grants. Er kendt for deres specielle kedler som har en hjelmagtig krop. Det giver en ren, tør og mager single malt i stilen. Årligt produceres der 5 mio. liter.
Available as distillery un-aged and aged editions the tasting style is;
Nose:Fresh, green, grassy, herbal.
Campari Group Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1840 Active (vc) 5 900 000 litres
Address: Elgin Road, Rothes,
Banffshire AB38 7BS
01340 832118 www.glengrant.com
1840 – The brothers James and John Grant, managers of Dandelaith Distillery, found the distillery.
1861 – The distillery becomes the first to install electric lighting.
1864 – John Grant dies.
1872 – James Grant passes away and the distillery is inherited by his son, James junior (Major James Grant).
1897 – James Grant decides to build another distillery across the road; it is named Glen Grant No. 2.
1902 – Glen Grant No. 2 is mothballed.
1931 – Major Grant dies and is succeeded by his grandson Major Douglas Mackessack.
1953 – J. & J. Grant merges with George & J. G. Smith who runs Glenlivet distillery, forming The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers Ltd.
1961 – Armando Giovinetti and Douglas Mackessak found a friendship that eventually leads to Glen Grant becoming the most sold malt whisky in Italy.
1965 – Glen Grant No. 2 is back in production, but renamed Caperdonich.
1972 – The Glenlivet & Glen Grant Distillers merges with Hill Thompson & Co. and Longmorn-Glenlivet Ltd to form The Glenlivet Distillers. The drum maltings ceases.
1973 – Stills are increased from four to six.
1977 – The Chivas & Glenlivet Group (Seagrams) buys Glen Grant Distillery. Stills are increased from six to ten.
2001 – Pernod Ricard and Diageo buy Seagrams Spirits and Wine, with Pernod acquiring the Chivas Group.
2006 – Campari buys Glen Grant for €115 million in a deal that includes the acquisition of Old Smuggler and Braemar for another €15 million.
2007 – The entire range is re-packaged and re-launched and a 15 year old single cask is released. Reconstruction of the visitor centre.
2008 – Two limited cask strengths - a 16 year old and a 27 year old - are released.
2009 – Cellar Reserve 1992 is released.
2010 – A 170th Anniversary bottling is released.
2011 – A 25 year old is released.
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