March 2017 saw the family and staff at J&G Grant help Donna McIntosh celebrate 25 years’ service – with cake, gifts and maybe even a dram!

In 1992 Donna arrived as a part-time guide, fitting in perfectly as she learned and subsequently taught visitors all there is to know about Glenfarclas whisky production and the Grant family.  One fellow guide at the time told her to “stick at it”, advice she thankfully listened to as she went on to become Visitor Centre Manageress in 1999.  Along with her team of guides, Donna professionally managed the tours and maintained the beautiful Visitor Centre that so many have been able to enjoy.   A desire to spend more time with her grandchildren saw Donna pass on the managerial duties to a colleague in 2015.  Nowadays she still enjoys her role as a guide and assists the new manager where she can.

As we celebrated in the Ships Room, Donna recounted one of her fondest Glenfarclas memories; being taught how to play “52-card pickup” by a younger George Grant (now Sales Director and of course sixth generation of the Grant family)!

It goes to show that there is more to this family business than just business – and that is what works so well.

Thank you for all the hard work, Donna.