Six generations of whisky - family business publishes book

By Rashmi Kumar

What would be a better way to detail six generations of a family working for a distillery than by writing a book? That’s the approach that Scottish family business Glenfarclas has taken to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

The Ballindalloch-based distiller, famous for its single malt whisky, has published Glenfarclas – An Independent Distillery, a biography of the company written by whisky author Ian Buxton.

The book highlights the family history and the journey of the business from 1865 when John Grant first acquired the distillery – the business has since been owned and managed by the Grant family.

Fifth-generation John Grant is chairman of the business, while his son George is the brand ambassador. The company was named the Distiller of the Year in 2006 by Whisky Magazine.