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In March 1881, Charles Grech returned to Malta after a distinguished career in Britain’s Royal Navy.

He set up a small tobacconist and bottle shop in Republic Street Valletta. Even through the darkest days during World War II, doors remained open to patrons.

Speaking to MeetInc. as part of a new series introducing The People Behind The Business, Timmy Grech Company Director of Charles Grech, takes us through the legacy and the story behind Malta’s beloved brand.

“The American Sixth Fleet came in, with industrial amounts of alcohol, they used to hide them in the missiles. The missiles would be empty full of Jack Daniels,” Grech said.

During his interview, he continues to share more interesting facts which include impressive statements.

“We were actually number one in the world per capita with Jack Daniels,” he continued.

In the full interview Grech takes a look back at the early days of the century old Charles Grech and talks about the ever changing trends that saw the company evolve into the household name it is today.

Lovin Malta will be publishing a series of clips from MeetInc. interviews with industry leaders and trailblazers from the country’s various businesses in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more and be sure to follow MeetInc!

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