James Grant, 'The Major,' inherited a distillery from his father in 1872 when he was only 25. At that time, many distilleries in Speyside were producing heavy, oily styles of malt whisky. Major Grant's mission was to create a "single malt as it should be." He thus applied his unconventional and forward thinking vision to the design of the innovative tall slender pot stills and unique purifiers to create a light, delicate single malt Scotch whisky. The spirit is matured in a mixture of ex-American bourbon barrels and ex Oloroso sherry butts to create a seductively fruity and rich flavor that makes Glen Grant one of the most approachable single malt Scotch whiskies in the world. Glen Grant Single Malt Scotch Whiskies have garnered a Double Gold from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Chairman's Trophy from the Ultimate Spirits Competition. Glen Grant is owned by Gruppo Campari.