Chivas Brothers, has today announced the launch of a new limited-edition Royal Salute bottling, to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition (50.8 ABV) is a blended Scotch whisky, which includes whiskies from a number of closed 'silent' distilleries, and was finished in Tawny Port casks for two years – a wine served during a Coronation Banquet in 1953.
|Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition|
This latest release is said to be a colourful tribute to the Queen and Royal Salute’s unique and regal heritage, which has a deep-rooted historical link to the British monarchy, with the first flagons of Royal Salute created in 1953 as a gift to Queen Elizabeth II on her Coronation Day.
Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition, comes presented in individually numbered collectable decanter, made from hand-blown Dartington crystal. The box which houses the decanter features seven embossed lines which represent the seven decades of Her Majesty’s reign.
Commenting on the launch, Sandy Hislop, Royal Salute Master Blender, said: “For this momentous occasion I wanted to create a blend that captured Royal Salute’s unique heritage, while honouring the Queen’s seven decades of reign. We have expertly achieved this by using incredibly rare whisky from no fewer than seven stills to represent her time on the throne. It is an honour to have had a role to play in this piece of history; a task that has allowed us to release a prestigious whisky that also acts as a precious collector’s item for whisky lovers to cherish.”
Limited to 147 bottles, Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers and travel retail outlets, for a RRP of $20.000.
Posted by Steve Rush