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February 11, 2016 4:29 AM ET


Company Overview of William Grant & Sons Limited

Company Overview

William Grant & Sons Limited manufactures and distributes spirits. It offers scotch whisky, malts, blended scotch, gin, rum, malt whisky, tequila, vodka, and Irish whisky. The company distributes its products worldwide. It offers its products through wholly-owned, joint venture, and third party distribution companies in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Dufftown, United Kingdom with a marketing office in Moscow, Russian Federation. William Grant & Sons Limited operates as a subsidiary of William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd.

The Glenfiddich Distillery

Dufftown,  AB55 4DH

United Kingdom

Founded in 1886


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Key Executives for William Grant & Sons Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Managing Director of North America and President of William Grant & Sons USA
Senior Vice President of Marketing for North America and General Manager of Canada Operations
Head of Business Development for European Travel Retail
Global Brand Director for Glenfiddich
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

William Grant & Sons Limited Key Developments

Philip Gladman Joins William Grant and Sons as Chief Marketing Officer

Philip Gladman joins William Grant and Sons as chief marketing officer. He held a number of senior roles at Diageo during his 14 years there, including director of marketing and innovation for the firm's Africa business, and Smirnoff global brand director. Mr. Gladman will also take up a place on William Grant's executive board and will oversee the company's global travel retail business.

William Grant and Sons Ltd Opens E35 Million Tullamore Distillery Now Open

William Grant and Sons Ltd. announced that the company officially opened its new E35 million whiskey distillery in Tullamore, Co Offaly, on September 17, 2014. The Tullamore Distillery is the first new distillery to be constructed on a greenfield site in Ireland in over 100 years and is one of the most significant investments to date in the resurgent Irish whiskey sector. It is also one of the projects undertaken by William Grant and Sons. Located on a 58 acre site in Clonminch on the outskirts of Tullamore, the Distillery draws on the finest natural spring water from the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Tullamore Distillery will be capable of producing the equivalent of 1.5 million cases of Tullamore D.E.W. annually. The distillery was built to meet the growing international demand for Tullamore D.E.W., which is now the second Irish whiskey in the world. The Distillery features four hand crafted copper stills, designed to resemble the original stills from the old Tullamore distillery, six brew house fermenters each with a 34,000 litre capacity and warehouse storage for 100,000 casks.

William Grant & Sons Appoints Katia Egerter as its New Head of Business Development for European Travel Retail

William Grant & Sons has named Katia Egerter as its new head of business development for European travel retail. Prior to this appointment, Egerter has worked as head of liquor at Gebr Heinemann in Eastern Europe. In the new role, she will be responsible to manage several key European accounts, including Gebr Heinemann.

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