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Keeping a family business going

The most successful families think long term, are focused on internal quality controls and are financially prudent.

MEETING OF MINDS: Peter Gordon, (gesturing) a fifth-generation member of the family that runs William Grant & Sons, which owns Glenfiddich whisky, Hendrick's gin and other spirits, in New York on May 12.

PETER Gordon, a member of the family that owns Glenfiddich whisky, has a distinct memory of workers lining up as he walked into the Scottish distillery in the 1970s. They were waiting for a dram of day-old whisky - the equivalent of a double shot. If they didn't drink it, they rubbed it into