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Raise A Glass Of Glenmorangie This World Giraffe Day

19th June 2020
Glenmorangie shares a recipe for their rather delicious Glenmorangie Journey of Giraffes cocktail to toast the tallest animal of them all this World Giraffe Day.

The tallest stills in Scotland in the Glenmorangie Stillhouse.

To help raise awareness of World Giraffe Day this coming Sunday 21 June, the longest day of the year of course, why not raise a very high toast to celebrate the tallest animal of all with I have to say a rather delicious cocktail created with Glenmorangie Original, the Glenmorangie’s Journey of Giraffes.

In early 2020, Glenmorangie forged a global conservation partnership with GCF (Giraffe Conservation Foundation) and RZSS (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland) to help protect the giraffe, which is under serious threat in the wild. During the three-year partnership, Glenmorangie will support work to conserve the critically endangered Nubian (formerly known as Rothschild’s) giraffe in the wild and help provide a habitat for these giraffes at Edinburgh Zoo.

Nubian giraffe Murchison Falls NP UgandaThrough this partnership, Glenmorangie aims to help support and protect this magnificent animal before it is too late.

The giraffe has been celebrated as a symbol of Glenmorangie distillery for many years: the animal is the same height as the necks of its towering copper stills. The tallest in Scotland, their height is what makes Glenmorangie’s spirit so complex and fruity. By supporting giraffe conservation, the Highland Distillery is deepening its commitment to the animal’s future.

Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at The Glenmorangie Company, said: "During a time of such uncertainty, we’re incredibly proud to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and play our part in protecting our ‘spirit animal’ for tomorrow. We’d like to celebrate World Giraffe Day on Sunday with Glenmorangie fans near and far, asking them to raise a glass of one of our most beloved cocktails in honour of these iconic creatures."

Create Glenmorangie’s Journey of Giraffes at home this World Giraffe Day:

Matured in ex-bourbon casks for a decade, Glenmorangie Original is delicate and approachable, with notes of citrus and the creamy aroma of vanilla. The floral fruitiness of the expression ripples along the palate leaving hints of orange and peach.


  • 50ml Glenmorangie Original
  • 1-2 teaspoons of orange marmalade
  • 100ml Fever Tree Premium Indian tonic water (or similar)
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Dried orange


  • Spoon the marmalade into a highball glass and add the measurement of Glenmorangie Original. Stir with a spoon to combine the jam and the whisky together. Fill the glass up with ice cubes, top with tonic water, and stir again. To finish, add a slice of dried orange to complement the flavour and colour of your cocktail.

Glenmorangie Original is available from most whisky retailers and high street supermarkets and you will also find it available along with the current Glenmorangie whisky range from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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