The jewels of the British are not in the Crown alone, they are also to be found in their most exquisite range of ambrosial spirits worthy of a royal palate. The art of gifting amongst royalty has truly been inspirational in making people who are special to you appreciate the value you have for them. And if there’s one thing that makes the gifting occasion truly memorable, it’s that ultimate gift of choice - from the curated selection of celebrated spirits launched to commemorate British royal occasions.
That sensorial adventure into the iconic world of exquisitely crafted spirits from the Royal Salute portfolio - befitting of a royal palate and the brand’s visionary engagement with the British Royal Family, can only be fully appreciated by a true aficionado. For these unique bottlings are coveted by spirits collectors and royalists all over the world.
It all started with the stellar Royal Salute which was created in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
An exquisite blend of exceptional spirits, it has celebrated noble leadership in all walks of life since.
Royal Salute Starts Where Others End
Royal Salute is the only Scotch spirits collection in the world that is matured for a minimum of 21 years. At the core of the collection is the protection of the continuity of the blend that was first created in 1953 and has remained exceptional ever since. Yet there is honour too in creating new Scotch spirits offerings for its discerning and loyal aficionados, valued as they are for evoking the signature Royal Salute style but with their own unique characteristics.
The Royal Salute portfolio’s odyssey is marked by uncompromising quality in all its offerings. Its iconic harmony of exceptional balance and taste of vintage spirits, shepherded by master blenders, is a reminder of how each mouthful has been designed to be sipped and savoured for the ultimate pleasure of an exceptional Scotch.
A PRECIOUS LEGACY
ROYAL SALUTE 21 YEARS OLD
Its provenance alone makes Royal Salute 21 the epitome of regal and elegant gifting for someone truly special. The anchor of the Royal Salute range this exceptionally crafted and aged signature impression is a harmonious blend of regal luxury - Making it the perfect gift. Matured for 21 years, Royal Salute 21 YO is an unforgettable commanding, complex, velvet smooth spirit with a powerful and sophisticated style.
On the nose the powerful aromas of sweet pears and citrus fruits are balanced with the full fragrance of autumn flowers. On the palate it releases sumptuous sweet orange marmalade flavours infused with fresh pears, followed up by a rich medley of spices and a nuttiness of hazelnuts that have a deep intensity, before finally releasing some warmth with hints of masculine smokiness. The finish is long and lingering.
THE STONE OF DESTINY
ROYAL SALUTE 38 YEARS OLD
Synonymous for its exquisitely luxurious, distinctive quality of the highest order, the 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny is named after the legendary Stone of Destiny. For centuries the Stone of Destiny was used at the enthroning ceremonies of the ancient Scottish Kings and Queens.
Aged for almost four decades the blend marks a fitting tribute to the proud Scottish heritage of Royal Salute and to the birthplace of Scotch spirits. The uplifting deep amber of this ambrosial elixir evokes a joyful, upbeat mood with each sip. On the nose it exudes full, deep aromas of cedar-wood and almonds with a rich, sherried oakiness. On the palate, it is full, with the richness of dried fruits, assertive spiciness and a deep floral fragrance; its finish-full, long and lingering.
THE ULTIMATE HONOUR
Royal salute 62-Gun Salute
Royal Salute 62-Gun Salute celebrates time-honoured traditions of ultimate luxury for a royal palate. This expression is richly imbued with the brand’s high status connotations and signature attributes. This luxurious impression is reserved for the most important Royal anniversaries, such as the coronation date, accession to the throne, or the birthday of a member of the Royal family.
Launched at the Queen’s official birthday celebrations in London in June 2010, Royal Salute 62-Gun Salute celebrates the Legacy of Generations by bringing together the most precious spirits laid aside over the years by each of the four Master Blenders who have successively crafted Royal Salute since its creation.
Royal Salute is the first and only brand to be ever connected with the ancient tradition of Royal Salutes given at the Tower of London. A 62-gun salute is the highest ceremonial honour in the British tradition, fired only from the Tower of London.
Everything about this majestic blend of refined indulgence, with impeccable structure to rival the very finest luxury spirits, draws you in. On the nose are extremely rich and sumptuous fruit notes. Lavish swirls of ripe plums seamlessly combine with a complex essence of sherried sweetness. Magnificent notes of fine dark chocolate marry with hints of warm spicy cinnamon. Full-bodied mouthfeel is abrim with the explosion of power bursting with intense sweet Seville orange mingling with a superb depth of nutty, oaky flavor; a wisp of smoke yields to an impressively long, lingering luxuriously finish with superlative structure.
The foresight and expertise in the art of blending of these four Master Blenders, Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang and Colin Scott, has ensured a legacy of extraordinary spirits, hand-selected and passed down through generations. This blend embodies the passing on of knowledge, craftsmanship and excellence, resulting in a superior Scotch spirit steeped in heritage and stature.
The bespoke, midnight blue crystal decanter, created by Dartington Crystal is a tribute to Royal Salute’s esteemed royal crafting legacy. The crest is painted by hand in liquid gold and completed with a gold plated collar and a glass stopper set in a gold plated crown.