Pernod-Ricard is considering a bid for Scotch whisky distiller Glenmorangie, which sells two million cases of whisky every year in 120 countries. Other front-runners include Brown-Forman, which already owns 10% and has a director on the board, Bacardi-Martini, and William Grant & Sons. Diageo and Allied Domecq may also be interested, but could face competition issues. Meanwhile, Observer columnist Frank Kane has apologised for telling his Business Comment readers that Glen Moray and Ardbeg whiskies were produced alongside Glenmorangie at the Tain distillery. They are in fact made at Elgin and Islay respectively.