Thursday, June 14, 2018


Chivas Brothers, has today announced the launch of the latest expression in its Royal Salute annual Flask Collection.

Royal Salute 28 Year Old Kew Palace Edition (40% ABV) which pays homage to London’s iconic Kew Palace and its iconic Kitchen Garden, is a collaboration between Royal Salute’s Director of Blending Sandy Hyslop and esteemed perfumer BarnabĂ© Fillion.
Royal Salute 28 Year Old Kew Palace Edition

This latest release, which follows on from last year’s Royal Salute 30 Year Old Flask Edition, is said to balance the brands signature style with super rich fruits, scented flora like violet and aromatic leaves from the Kitchen Garden, resulting in the ultimate sensory experience that pushes the boundaries of modern blending.

The collaboration saw Sandy Hyslop lay the foundations of the new blend before uniting with BarnabĂ© Fillion, to create a bespoke whisky top dressing that embodied the iconic Kitchen Garden of Kew Palace. The two worked together, nosing countless whiskies in Hyslop’s blending room in Scotland, to capture their interpretation of the lush flora of the Kitchen Garden, while staying true to Royal Salute’s signature style.

Commenting on the launch, Mathieu Deslandes, Royal Salute’s Marketing Director, said: “We are thrilled to unveil this exceptional 28 Year Old whisky, made even more special by the coming together of two industry experts. Sandy Hyslop is the absolute pinnacle when it comes to blending so to be able to further enhance his latest creation with some magic from long-time friend of the brand and famed perfumer, Barnabe Fillion, is really special – and the result, the whisky, speaks for itself.”

He went onto say: “We’re proud to continue supporting our charity partner, Historic Royal Palaces, with a limited edition inspired by Kew Palace. The charity does amazing work preserving and protecting historic royal buildings to keep their story alive for generations to come, and as a brand steeped in royal heritage, Royal Salute is thrilled to play its part honouring a true British icon in this unique and special way.”

Royal Salute 28 Year Old Kew Palace Edition, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of $790.00.

Posted by Steve Rush