Royal Salute Whiskey has been described as the King of whiskeys. Created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June 1952, thus the name ‘Royal Salute’. The exquisite blend is a 21-year-old whiskey that is fit for a King and Queen! This premium whiskey has gone on to inspire other brands to launch ‘royal’ and exclusive, premium blends connected to the monarchy.
The Global VIP Relationships Director for Chivas Bros. Peter Prentice recently conducted a private tasting at the prestigious Polo Bar of the St. Regis Al Habtoor Resort & Polo Club, Dubai. This unique occasion was the tenth anniversary of the British Polo Club and the Royal Salute Cup.
The flight of five began with the famous 21 gun-maritime salute; the Royal Salute 21 Year Old. With a unique flavour, this retails at $283 a bottle. Next in line was the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition, which was introduced in 2017. Endorsed by Royal Salute Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick, this blend, which is 80 proof, retails at $140. Things started heating up with the Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union Of The Crowns. This beauty was launched in 2016. It was released to commemorate the birth of the modern British monarchy in 1603. A bottle costs $380. The Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone Of Destiny is next. The rarest of the lot, and with a hefty price tag of $874 a bottle. This blend impressed all present. The last in line is the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, which is the strongest at 86 proof! The name is influenced by events that acknowledge the Tower of London as a royal fortress. A third 21-gun salute is fired during this commemoration, totally 62 shots in total. Extremely rare, with just 1,500 one litre, 24 carats gold-decorated Dartington Crystal decanters being produced in 2011. The price of this ultra-rare whiskey is $4,326!