Glenmorangie, derived from Gaelic "vale of tranquility/big meadows", is located in Tain, Ross-shire Scotland. In 1730 a brewery on site was built using the Tarlogie spring, which was later acquired by William Matherson in 1843 and converted to a distillery.
Glenmorangie, like many distilleries, suffered terribly during American prohibition, the great depression and the world war but in the immediate post war period, the distillery was running at full capacity. The distillery has expanded capacity consistently between 1990 to 2009, to now boasting a total of 12 stills, considered the tallest in Scotland. Glemorangie has been owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy since 2004. It has been the best selling malt whisky in Scotland since 1983 and has a 6% global share of the single malt market, making it one of the most successful brands around.