Royal Salute – a tribute to the queen

Royal Salute – a tribute to the queen

Royal Salute is a scotch brand that is based at Strathisla Distillery in Moray, Scotland. Moray is part of the famous region Speyside, which is located in the plains of the Scottish Highlands. The rough landscape, the salty air and natural springs guarantee the ideal conditions for world class scotch.

A blend of old and precious whiskeys

Royal Salute is a whiskey brand that belongs to the Chivas Brothers. It was founded on 2nd of June 1953, the day when Queen Elizabeth II was coronated. The whiskey was created as a tribute to the 27 year old queen. The name Royal Salute derives from the traditional 21-gun salute that is being fired on coronation day and on the birthday of the queen. All expressions of the whiskey come with one special feature: They contain a blend of whiskeys that aged for a minimum of 21 years.

Produced in Scotland´s oldest distillery

Royal Salute Scotches are being produced in Strathisla distillery, which is the oldest continuously working whiskey distillery in Scottland. The distillery opened in 1786 and contains two wash stills and two spirit stills. The water that is used during production has its origins in the Broomhill Spring. The distillery with its picturesque towers is very beautiful and definitely worth a visit. The brand offers guided tours for that include a whiskey tasting. Don´t miss out during your next trip to Scotland!

Three expressions of Royal Salute

Royal Salute offers six different expressions (by July 2017). The probably most popular one is called Royal Salute 21 Year Old and contains blended whiskeys that aged for at least 21 years. The whiskey comes with a fresh bouquet that contains the scent of oranges, spices, cereals and homemade gingerbread. The taste is smooth and reminds you of wood, caramel and a hint of smoke.

Chivas Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute is a very exclusive whiskey, that comes in a heavily decorated bottle. It won the Whisky Bible Award 2012 for the Best Premium No Age Statement Blended Scotch of the Year. The whiskey delights you with a deep, complex taste that combines sweet oranges with nuts and oak.

Tribute to Honour is one of the most expensive whiskeys that have been produced in the history of mankind. Royal Salute released just 21 bottles of the whiskey that contains precious blends with a minimum age of 45 years. Until the release just the master blender Colin Scott tried the precious expression. The whiskey, that has been sold for around 240 000 Dollars has a rich flavor, that according to Colin Scott leaves you speechless.

 

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