Royal Salute has announced that its Limited Edition 21 Year Old Polo Edition is now on sale worldwide, priced at $140 (around £100), after being available exclusively in Singapore Airport’s Duty-Free in June.
The Scotch whisky is housed in a hand-crafted turquoise porcelain flagon, and boasts a distinct polo theme unique to the limited edition expression, a celebration of the brand’s longstanding affinity with the sport and its lifestyle. The limited edition white and gold box has been signed by Malcolm Borwick, a Royal Salute ambassador of more than six years, and features his widely recognised red helmet.
The new blend has been developed by Royal Salute’s Director of Blending Sandy Hyslop, and the more delicate-flavoured whisky has been carefully created to be enjoyed during the day. It is the ideal accompaniment to sophisticated sporting occasions such as polo. Brighter in texture and tone with notes of honeydew melon, berry jam and creamy toffee, this new expression has been developed from a combination of fragrant grains and fruity malt whiskies for a smooth and sophisticated blended whisky.
Royal Salute Polo Ambassador, Malcolm Borwick commented: “I’m really excited about the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition; it’s unlike anything we’ve seen from a Scotch whisky with its lighter and more delicate taste and it makes for the perfect daytime drink. Royal Salute has a longstanding relationship with polo, sponsoring more than 15 international tournaments around the world so it is fitting to unveil this exquisite new expression in homage to the polo lifestyle.”
Royal Salute Brand Director, Peter Moore, added: ‘‘Polo is a noble game of honour, skill, integrity and respect – all values inherent in Royal Salute. We wanted to continue to celebrate the iconic pairing of our ‘King of Whisky’ with the ‘Sport of Kings’, and this new Polo Edition does just that in a more delicate tasting blend ideal for outdoor, daytime enjoyment. We’re thrilled to bring it to whisky aficionados around the world.”
Introducing the Royal Salute Polo Spritz
The Royal Salute Polo Spritz is a refreshing champagne whisky cocktail, perfect for when entertaining guests. Here’s how to make it:
- Use 1cl of chilled Spritz Syrup
- Pour 2.5cl of Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition
- Top with 12cl of champagne
- Express an orange zest on top
- Add to the glass and stir, and enjoy!