The Family

John L. S. Grant Chairman

John L.S. Grant, joined the company in 1973, and succeeded his father as Chairman in 2002. John Grant is the 5th generation of the Grant family to own and manage the Glenfarclas Distillery. Prior to joining the family business in 1973, John worked for three years with the Bank of Scotland, and three years with Teachers Distillers Ltd.

On joining, John focused on building sales of Glenfarclas by the bottle, rather than in bulk to blenders. John has since appointed distributors in more than 30 markets around the world.

Based at the distillery John is ideally placed to ensure each batch of Glenfarclas is as special as that produced by his forefathers. This includes personally sourcing the malted barley and travelling each year to Spain to select the very best sherry casks.

Not being aware of another distillery with stock from so many consistent years, John decided to bottle a single cask from each year that the distillery holds stock aged 12 years or over. The result is The Family Casks, a unique collection of 43 single cask bottlings, with one cask for every year from 1952 to 1998.

John L. S. Grant Chairman

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