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GEOFFREY MADDRELL, the chairman of Glenmorangie, right, celebrates the group's achievement of sales of more than one million cases of whisky in a year, the first time it has reached this level in its history, writes Andrew Yates. Glenmorangie yesterday announced an 8 per cent rise in pre- tax profits to pounds 8.4m for the year to March. It also unveiled plans to push ahead with expansion in China, where the group holds the only official licence to sell spirits, and to continue its strategy of investing heavily in its premium malt brands.