Glen Grant is founded in 1840 when brothers John and James Grant applied for a Distillery License. With the sea and the port of Garmouth nearby, the River Spey to the south, and surrounded by barley-growing plains, all the basic ingredients for malt whisky were close at hand.
Glen Grant's process is simple, water is their fundamental, the natural spring water coming from the Scottish Highlands is an essential ingredient in their whiskies.
Unlike some heavier and more robust Single Malts, Glen Grant is crisp, clear, fresh and light. What really distinguishes it from other malts is the unique distillation process. As a first step they use incredibly tall stills, which help ensure only the lightest spirit becomes Glen Grant. Secondly they are the only distillery to use purifiers in both of their distillations. This was an invention of James “The Major” Grant which was still use to this day. This ensure only purest vapour is allowed to pass from the still to the condenser, and therefore creates a fresh, and light whisky.