William Grant & Sons Ltd. is an independent, family-owned Scottish company which distills Scotch whisky and other selected categories of spirits. It was established in 1887 by William Grant, and is now run by the descendants of the founder. It is the largest of the handful of Scotch whisky distillers remaining in family ownership. 'William Grant & Sons' is often abbreviated to 'W. Grant & Sons' or just 'Grant's', after their leading blended whisky of the same name.