Presented by Whisky Magazine

In association with Amorim

David Grant


David Grant

David Edmond Grant, great grandson of William Grant of Glenfiddich, played a highly significant role in the success of the company during the years when Glenfiddich single malt was transformed into a major global brand

Born in 1939, David joined William Grant & Sons Ltd fresh from his studies at Oxford University in 1962, and in timehonoured company fashion he served a thorough and extensive apprenticeship both within the family firm and in other arenas of the Scotch whisky industry

In 1969 David took on the key role of Glenfiddich global brand manager, and, he played a key role in its growth

During the 1980s, William Grant & Sons Ltd actively began to explore diversification into non-whisky areas of operation, and from 1983 David was charged with heading up New Product Development

David Grant continued to play a vital role on the board of Grant’s until his retirement in 2000, latterly serving as corporate affairs director. He remains a shareholder with an active interest in both the company and the wider Scotch whisky industry

Other inductees