The UK’s richest spirits tycoons

14th May, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

1. Glenn Gordon and family

Worth: £2.88bn

Rank in The Sunday Times Rich List 2019: 54

Rank in 2018: 55

Rise/fall: +£310m

Glenn Gordon is the chairman of William Grant & Sons, the Scottish spirits group that owns Glenfiddich, Grant’s, Hendrick’s gin and a number of other spirits.

In 2017, William Grant & Sons saw profit after tax increase by 12.6% to £250 million (US$326m), boosted by Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s and The Balvenie.

The Scottish firm unveiled the £13m (US$17m) Hendrick’s Gin Palace last year, which will allow the brand to double its production capacity to two million cases annually.

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