Whisky Business

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At the Glenmorangie distillery near Tain in the Scottish highlands, the distillers explain that their name means "valley of tranquillity" in Gaelic. Lately, however, Glenmorangie has echoed with the noise of builders and fitters enlarging the distillery. The family-controlled business has expanded three times since 1977, when it first doubled output to meet growing world demand. Production doubled again in 1990, and with the completion of the latest extension, the makers of the world's third best-selling malt whisky — meaning it's made from malted barley, unlike the grain whisky that makes up the bulk of most blended Scotch — will have...