The giraffe has long been a beloved symbol of the Highland Distillery, perfectly illustrating the height of its stills, the tallest in Scotland. With necks as tall as an adult male giraffe, they take its whisky on a longer excursion, for a delicate spirit, with more ‘space’ for taste and aroma.
Glenmorangie has forged a global conservation partnership with the Giraffe Conservation Foundation and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland to help protect the giraffe, which is under serious threat in the wild. Through this partnership, Glenmorangie aims to help support and protect this magnificent animal.
The Original is double distilled then matured for 10 years in first- and second-fill American ex-bourbon casks, including remarkable, air-dried bespoke “designer casks” from Missouri. During this stage, the whisky develops flavours of peach and vanilla and finds the perfect, complex balance that characterises the house style.