The Glenfiddich distillery was founded by William Grant in 1887. But their story is still being written today, not just by William’s descendants, who still own and manage the Distillery, but also by the generations of people who’ve worked there, helping to create the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky.
For 20 years William Grant nurtured a dream to make the ‘best dram in the valley’. With the help of his family, he finally achieved that vision.
In the summer of 1886, with his seven sons and two daughters by his side, William set out to fulfil a lifelong ambition. Together they began building his Distillery by hand, stone by stone. After a single year of work, it was ready and William named it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer.
William’s passion, determination and pioneering spirit continues to guide them today. Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World's Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, a true reflection of their founder’s innovative nature, passed down through the generations.
It is with this innovative spirit that Glenfiddich collaborates with Design Indaba to bring you the interactive "Chats With" series.