In an uncertain world it’s important that some things remain constant. So, Royal Salute created The Eternal Reserve, which uses an innovative blending technique to create a whisky that will, quite literally, live forever.
For this inventive take on legacy, Royal Salute selected incredibly rare and precious whiskies with an exceptionally long finish. They are then blended together and married in 88 casks to form the inaugural batch. Using a unique process called Circular Blending, we have committed to use this original blend in every subsequent batch for decades to come.
Each time a new batch is released, half of the blend is re-casked in the Royal Salute Vault in Strathisla Distillery so that - even in two hundred years - you could still find a little of the precious liquid born in 2015. Thus, the original blend is forever preserved by this perpetual recirculation - creating a smooth, voluptuous whisky that justifies its original name: uisce beatha (the water of life).
From the carefully crafted whisky, to the new porcelain flagon design, Royal Salute The Eternal Reserve is a dedication to the art of true craftsmanship from every dimension. With distinctive features, the porcelain flagons have all been created with meaning to combine age-old techniques with a contemporary signature icon, which reflects the Circular Blending process.
The Eternal Reserve is sold exclusively in Global Travel Retail.
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.
A dreamy sensation of ripeness is the first to arrive. Pears in syrup, honeycomb and creamy vanilla. An unmistakable promise of intense sweetness to come.
Like the changing of green to gold and the falling of the leaves, the burst of the rich sensuality of liquid honey, juice-laden oranges and tangy liquorice. Mellow, graceful and serene.
Time passes to reveal a beautiful and incredibly long lingering culmination. Like the eternal cycle of nature. A finish that lasts and lasts; never-ending.