The Glenfiddich and Grant’s whisky producer said Grant had been “a key driving force in building William Grant into a strong independent family-owned company with a unique global reputation for excellence”.
His son Glenn, company chairman, said: “We are all very proud of my father’s achievements in his very full and energetic lifetime, and give thanks for the legacy that he has left us with. He touched the lives of many, many people and will be sorely missed by all.
“In our family and our business, which my father always intertwined, he very much believed in a spirit of partnership. In his memory, we will continue to build this spirit, and with it our independent family business, for future generations”.
Chief executive Stella David added: “Few people have made a greater contribution to the Scotch whisky industry over such an extended period of time.
“The company is fully committed to continue to build on Charles’ remarkable legacy.
“We pass on our sympathies to the Grant Gordon family.”