Glen Grant Distillery

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The Glen Grant Distillery is situated on the north side of Rothes, 40 miles northeast of Aviemore, 60 miles northwest of Aberdeen.

The Distillery is open for visits and tours all year round, 7 days a week, closed on Sunday in Winter. Postcode: AB38 7BS.

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The Image top is of the north end of Rothes, showing the entrance to Glen Grant Distillery.

The second image is of the Visitor Centre where there is a display of Glen Grant Whisky and Souvenirs.

Glen Grant produces Single Malt Scotch Whisky, mainly matured in ex-Bourbon Barrels, from 10 to 75 years old, £30 to £17,000.
Glen Grant Whisky Range.

The Distillery has a Cafe, and you can wander through the Estate Gardens with a good selection of Apples to sample.

List of all Whisky Distillers in Scotland that can be visited.

Glen Grant Distillery History

1800s early - John Grant was a landowner in this area, said to be involved in Illegal Whisky Distilling.

1839 - John and his brother James began working together to built a large Distillery, with a License to make it Legal.

Much of the early Whisky was matured in ex-Sherry Barrels, later changed to ex-Bourbon Barrels.

1858 - the Grant's paid to have the Railway extended to Rothes, so they could transport more of their Whisky around the country, and increase exports to countries around the world.

Glen Grant House was built around this time, with the land around the House and Distillery laid out with Paths, Bushes, Trees, and Apple Trees.

Glen Grant House was demolished in 1994, but the Gardens are still maintained to the highest standard, open to people visiting the Distillery.

1872 - John's son, also John, known as The Major, took over the running of the business, increasing production from 2 to 4 Stills.

1886 - William Grant opened the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown 7 miles south, it is unclear if these two famous Grant families were related.

1952 - George Mackessack, The Major’s grandson, merged Glen Grant with The Glenlivet Distillery 17 miles southwest.

1978 - Seagram took over these companies, ending the Grant family involvement.

1983 - the old Stillhouse was replaced by a new Stillhouse with 8 Stills.

2001 - Pernod Ricard took over Seagram’s Whisky section.

2006 - Glen Grant was sold to Gruppo Campari.

Today - Glen Grant is run by master distiller Dennis Malcolm, born at the distillery in 1946, with him working there from 1961.

Glen Grant is one of the most famous Single Malt Distillers in Scotland.

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