Intrinsic to the rich and varied traditions of British royalty has been the art of symbolic and extravagant gifting. Nowhere has this tradition been more successfully and beautifully adopted than by the makers of Royal Salute 21—that exceptionally crafted and aged impression, originally created as an exclusive and special gift for Queen Elizabeth II, to mark the occasion of her Coronation Day in 1953.
A richly ambrosial spirit to engage royal tastes—and long synonymous for its exquisitely luxurious, distinctive quality of the highest order—The Royal Salute 21 years old range is traditionally a sign of respect at special royal occasions. The legacy of that momentous tribute and gift to the British Queen has filtered down to Royal Salute’s much celebrated portfolio of commemorative royal bottlings. The brand’s visionary engagement with the British Royal Family was further endorsed with the launch of its commemorative Royal Wedding Edition at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Masterpieces of Royal Expression
Royal Salute is the first and only brand ever to be associated with the long tradition of Royal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London. It is also one of the powerful illustrations of making someone feel truly special. And it’s one of the most exciting reasons for receiving such a gift from someone who values you and what you represent.
Royal Salute 21: Its taste is a harmonious blend of regal luxury. The very first sip releases sumptuous sweet orange marmalade flavours infused with fresh pears that burst across the tongue. The second brings 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. Long, sweet and fruity. The aromatic blend summons up powerful aromas of sweet pears and citrus fruits are balanced with the full fragrance of summer flowers. Elegant aromas of sweet vanilla and a dry oakiness are enhanced with subtle notes of sherry and smoke.
At the core of Royal Salute’s journey, in bringing new offerings to its discerning and loyal aficionados, is the protection of the continuity of the blend that was first created in 1953 and has remained exceptional ever since. But there is honour too in creating something entirely new for this sensational portfolio—elevated Scotch spirits evoking the signature Royal Salute style but with their own unique characteristics—that’s truly something special.
British Royal Menagerie
In keeping with its deep seated roots in tradition and a modern outlook, Royal Salute has unveiled an all-new look for its signature 21-Year-Old spirit, which continues to retain the very essence of its rich heritage in the colourful, enchanting depiction of the British Royal Menagerie. The new look pays tribute to Royal Salute’s esteemed royal legacy with a striking design, fit for modern royalty and is inspired by the Royal Menagerie housed in the Tower of London and Royal Salute’s unique story to surprise and delight the consumer.
The illustration inside the new 21YO restage pack, created by Kristjana Williams, an award-winning fine artist, draws its inspirations from the fabled royal menagerie in which Kings and Queens held exotic animals for more than 600 years as symbols of power and for the entertainment and curiosity of the court. The illustration is in line with the complete transformation for Royal Salute and a visual embodiment of the colourful, fantastical new direction Scotch spirits is taking.
Spanking new additions to the Royal Salutes 21YO portfolio are two alluring new spirits: The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend—creations of Master Blender Sandy Hyslop. The elegant blends are each housed in beautifully crafted porcelain flagons, glazed in individual hues inspired by the precious stones set within the Imperial State Crown: a sapphire flagon for The Signature Blend, an emerald flagon for The Malts Blend and an obsidian flagon for The Lost Blend.
The Malts Blend: It is the first blended malt from Royal Salute, crafted with over 21 precious single malts
The Lost Blend: A perfectly peated spirit, it is meticulously crafted combining scarce spirits from distilleries no longer in production
Royal Salute has a long and esteemed history and this heritage has remained at the heart of the brand. Royal Salute’s portfolio is at the cutting-edge of Scotch spirits when it comes to innovation—and these latest creations are a living testament to this ambition. The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend now join Royal Salute’s iconic Signature Blend, to bring even more choices for discerning spirits aficionados looking for an outstanding spirits experience.
Little wonder the offerings from Royal Salute are the ultimate gifts of choice for all those special occasions for people who are truly special.
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