Top 17 richest Brits in drinks

3. Glenn Gordon and family

Fifth-generation Kirsten Grant Meikle

Position 2019: 54

Position 2018: 55

Worth: £2.882 billon

Rise/fall: +£310m

Sources: Spirits

William Grant & Sons was founded by the Grant Gordon family in 1887 and has grown to become one of the leading players in the international spirits trade.

The business produces some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including Glenfiddich, The Balvenie and Grant’s. In addition, it also produces Irish whiskey Tullamore D.E.W  and recently acquired the Drambuie liqueur brand.

The business is run by the fifth generation of the founder’s descendants, reporting a profits surge of 14.4% to nearly £304m in 2017-18.

This year’s result puts Glenn Gordon and family at the top of Scotland’s rich list.

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