William Grant & Sons have long been in the Scotch Whisky industry, dating back to the opening of Glenfiddich in 1887. Today, they continue to operate the distillery and also own other brands such as Balvenie and Tullamore Dew. A major reason for the company’s growth and success stems from William Grant’s Granddaughter, Janet Sheed Roberts. While never directly involved with the production of the whisky, she was there for every major development and achievement of the company during her life, including opening the Glenfiddich Visitor Center in 1969, and helped take care of the family. Roberts passed in 2012 at the age of 110.
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