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George Grant 1830-1890

John Grant sent his son George, to look after Rechlerich Farm, whist he stayed at Blairfindy. Meanwhile he sub-let the Glenfarclas distillery to a distant cousin, John Smith.

Nestled in fertile grassland, the farm proved an ideal halfway staging post for cattle being driven between the family’s farms in Glenlivet, and the market in Elgin. The drovers would stop and water their cattle at the farm, rest their weary feet and enjoy the restorative powers of a dram or two of Glenfarclas Single Malt Whisky.

In 1870, John Smith left to build Cragganmore distillery and John Grant took his son into partnership. This was also the year that George married Elsie Gordon, and they went on to have five children, including two sons called John and George.

In 1889, John Grant passed away, leaving George to run both the distillery and the farm. Sadly, a year later George also passed away, leaving the license to his widow and his two eldest sons, John and George.
George Grant 1830-1890

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