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This Scottish distiller makes some of the world’s best-known whiskies, including single malt Glenfiddich, which it first produced in 1887. Led by chief executive Stella David, 50, and owned by the Grant and Gordon families, the company also makes non-whisky drinks such as Sailor Jerry rum and Hendrick’s gin. Three years ago William Grant acquired Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, and recently began work on a £30m production facility in Tullamore, bringing whiskey production back to the town for the first time since 1954.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank50
CompanyWilliam Grant & Sons
ActivitySpirits distiller
LocationBanffshire
Sales £m*1,064
Profit £m*149
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersGrant and Gordon families
Staff1,696
Founded1886
Websitewww.williamgrant.com

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