The Grant family first started blending whisky after the infamous Pattison’s Crisis in 1898, though they had produced whisky out of Glenfiddich since 1887. William Grant was an early believer in the benefits of keeping large quantities of aging stock, so his business was well-positioned when the law changed to require all whisky to be aged at least two years. Grant’s was one of the first global whisky companies, with its spirit reaching the Far East and Australia as early as 1909. Grant’s remains an independent family business, now in its fifth generation. These days, their blended whisky is based around a core of quality grain whisky produced from their Girvan distillery – widely recognised as one of the finest grain distilleries in Scotland. The whisky is mellow and approachable, with an excellent balance between the richer malt constituents and the lighter grain. One of the whisky world’s great blends!