Since 1886, William Grant & Sons has had a long and successful journey in the whisky industry. Nowadays, they sell a number of products and have different brands including Grant’s, a favourite among Scotch lovers.

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William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons has been an important part of the Scotch whisky industry for many years, and as a company they have managed to stay true to their roots since 1886, the year it was founded. It’s a family business which began with William Grant, hence the name.

The award-winning company is a key player in the world of whisky, owning some of industry’s biggest names, including Grant’s, Glenfiddich and Balvenie. They also have a selection of other spirits that are well known such as Hendrick’s gin.


In 1898, the biggest whisky scandal the industry had ever known hit and almost put Grant’s in jeopardy. Two brothers, Robert and Walter Pattison, were exposed as rogues who had made a deal to buy huge volumes of alcohol with every Scottish distillery. When they were revealed to be fakes, many Scottish distilleries were forced to close down and William Grant almost had to do the same. However, the family produced a battle cry called “Standfast.”

Grant’s Recipes

1. Grant’s Old Fashioned

Old fashioned on fire

This traditional cocktail is a must for whisky enthusiasts. You’ll love the way the bitters and the scotch blend together to create this sweet and complex treat.


6cl of Grant’s Family Reserve
1 Angostura soaked sugar cube

Garnish with orange peel.

2. Grant’s Whisky Classic

Whisky and coke has never tasted so good! With only 2 ingredients, this cocktail is simple to make while still giving you the chance to enjoy the luxury Scotch whisky. Don’t forget to add a slice of lime for a tangy and citrusy surprise.


6cl of Grant’s Family Reserve
Fill with Coke

Garnish with a lime wedge.

3. Grant’s Cup O’ Tea

This is how a cup of tea should be enjoyed, and we’re glad that Grant’s thought of it! This cocktail is great for those who want a little bit of added caffeine and enjoy the sweetness of honey or maple syrup.


6cl of Grant’s Family Reserve
8cl of tea
1cl of honey or maple syrup

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