The richest spirits barons in the UK

15th May, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

1. Glenn Gordon and family

Worth: £2.57bn

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2018: 55

Rank in 2017: 50

Rise/fall: +£202m

Glenn Gordon is the chairman of William Grant & Sons, the famed Scottish distiller of Glenfiddich, Grant’s and a number of other spirits. Gordon and the other family stakeholders in William Grant & Sons are leaps ahead of other spirits barons in terms of wealth.

The family’s net worth increased by £202m to £2.57bn, according to Rich List figures. In 2016, William Grant’s profit increased to £221m, while reported turnover hit £1.06bn. Last year, the group invested €25m in its Tullamore Dew distillery to increase production.

William Grant also produces the Balvenie, Hendrick’s, Sailor Jerry and Drambuie brands, among others.

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