The William Grant distiller on his successes, failures and balancing innovation with brand identity.
Whisky heroes 23 August 2016
The ‘Whisky Baron’ overcame ill-health to create some of Scotch’s most successful blends.
Whisky heroes 24 May 2016
First lady of Laphroaig and much-loved on Islay, Bessie proved Scotch was not just a man’s world.
Whisky heroes 29 March 2016
Was the founder of Royal Brackla distillery really as arrogant and spiteful as we’re led to believe?
Whisky heroes 18 February 2016
The life of the determined creator of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Scotch’s biggest family business.
Whisky heroes 27 January 2016
The man who founded Glenury Royal distillery – and who famously walked 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.
Whisky heroes 21 December 2015
War, women and whisky: the story of Hugh Munro, early 19th-century Laird of Teaninich, has it all.
Whisky heroes 30 November 2015
Flamboyance, fraud and 500 talking parrots: when boom turned to bust with the ‘Pattison Crash’.
Whisky heroes 10 November 2015
From White Horse to Malt Mill, the story of one of the Scotch whisky industry’s true pioneers.
Whisky heroes 13 October 2015
The saga of ‘Grant of Glenlivat’, the early days of legal distillation – and a fairies’ curse.
Whisky heroes 10 September 2015
The farmworker’s son whose unique vision transformed the landscape of Scotch whisky distilleries.
Whisky heroes 10 August 2015
The extraordinary story of a man hailed as the ‘Great Gatsby’ of the Scotch whisky world.
Whisky heroes 16 July 2015
With a focus on single malt and exports, brothers John and James Grant were ahead of their time.