Charles Julian, Allan Baillie, Jimmy Lang, Colin Scott. Four visionary men, who have set aside over the years a rare collection of the finest whiskies. Skilled craftsmen, perfecting their art by passing on their most-guarded secrets from one Master Blender to the next.
This legacy of excellence has given birth to an exceptional Scotch Whisky, steeped in heritage and stature. Rightly named after the ultimate ceremonial honour in the British tradition, Royal Salute 62-Gun Salute resonates with time-honoured traditions. The firing of 62 cannons, an exclusive privilege of the Tower of London, is reserved only for the most special Royal anniversaries. The sculpted crystal piece designed to house such liquid of undisputed provenance and quality, was created by Master Craftsmen at Dartington Crystal. Each decanter is individually blown by the Master Glass Blowers who, pushing the very limits of their skill, mould the elegant shape of the crystal clear inner wall, and delicately coat it with a midnight blue crystal outer wall. The bottle is then hand cut with a diamond-tipped tool so that both the clear glass and tantalizing glimpses of the golden whisky might be revealed through the blue crystal. For the final touch, the crest is then engraved and anointed with liquid gold, all of it by hand. Each decanter is the result of over forty hours of care and attention.
The first bottles of Royal Salute were created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. This exceptional blend takes its name from the Royal Navy's traditional 21 gun salute for official figures.
Today, Royal Salute is still the only Scotch whisky with a range starting at 21 years old. The first Royal Salute 21-year-old was created using some of the world's rarest whiskies, aged in cellars since the 1920s and 1930s.
Since 1953, only four people have had the privilege, thanks to their expertise, keen sense of smell and intuition, of serving as Master Blender for Royal Salute. Each in their own way, these veritable artists have contributed towards the creation of outstanding blends, using all their talent to select some of the world's oldest and rarest whiskies.
Drawing from Chivas Brothers' outstanding whisky stocks, built up since the 19th century, Royal Salute is always able to produce prestigious blends of aged whiskies.
Extremely rich with 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.
An explosion of power bursting with a zenith of intense sweet Seville orange mingles with a superb depth of nutty, oaky flavour. Just a sensation of smoke evokes a top dressing of distinction.
Impressively long, lingers luxuriously with superlative structure.