Combining timeless tradition with contemporary understanding, Royal Salute, the premium whisky brand, has introduced The Age Collection, a celebration of longevity and dedication in the year Queen Elizabeth became Britain’s longest serving monarch
Their Master Blender has carefully chosen the best from Royal Salute’s prized collection of fine aged whiskies to create ten subtle blends of ten different ages to mark this historic achievement.
The collection comes from the heart and soul of the Royal Salute story. The time honoured Scotch whisky blend was created to mark the Queen’s 1953 coronation. Back then, even 12-year-old whiskies were a rare post-war luxury, so Royal Salute’s 21-year-old blend paid homage to the monarchy that helped preserve freedom. 62 years on, Royal Salute’s craft and skill is still a rare pleasure – with the rare luxury of time as its most important ingredient.
The Royal Salute Age Collection is a showcase of the blender’s art and time’s subtle craftsmanship. The youngest blend contains only whiskies that are 21 years of age or older. The ten blends ascend, year by year, to 30 years old – with each telling its own story, from the blend of whiskies created in long closed distilleries to the blend warmed by the lazy sun of sleepy sherry casks, to the blend bouncing with the crisp energy of first fill American oak barrels. It is, like a life well lived, a true and lasting adventure.
The collection comes mounted on a rare handcrafted plinth, designed by celebrated British architect Sally Mackereth, and carved by carpentry specialists Jack Badger from 8,000-year-old Neolithic wood. Each blend rests in a hand-crafted crystal bottle, made with techniques dating back to the first century AD.
This is a unique opportunity to understand Royal Salute’s endless quest to honour the most distinguished palates with the gift of time. There are only 21 sets available worldwide, and they retail for a staggering £25,000 each!
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