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William Grant and Sons

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May 1935.
June 1944.
December 1950.
May 1953.
June 1953.
July 1953.
February 1956.
November 1963.
September 1987 - April 1989.

of Dufftown, Scotland, Whisky Distillers

William Grant was born in Dufftown in 1839.

1887 Established

1892 William Grant and Sons bought a second neighbouring Distillery called Balvenie.

1898 The two distilleries started blending their whiskies and Grant's Whisky was "born".

1963 Manufacturers of Grant's Standfast and Best Procurable blended whiskies and Glenfiddich single malt whisky.


  • Glenfiddich Distillery (b. 1887)
  • Balvenie Distillery (b. 1892)
  • Girvan Grain Distillery (b. 1964)
  • Convalmore (only the bonded warehouses, to increase warehousing capacity for Glenfiddich)
  • Kininvie Distillery (1990-2010)
  • Ailsa Bay Distillery (b. 2007)

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