Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky, unveils its latest limited edition expression as part of its Kingdom Collection; the Royal Salute 26 Year Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish. Inspired by its homeland and fully finished in virgin Scottish oak casks, this delightful new blend perfectly captures the enchantment of the United Kingdom – a land filled with rich heritage, royal traditions and glorious natural landscapes.
A first in Royal Salute’s impressive legacy in the art of blending, the bold use of ultra-rare virgin Scottish oak casks offers a distinctive and extraordinary depth of flavour to the new blend. Expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, who sourced and hand-selected the oak from a single, sustainably-managed forest in the heart of Scotland, the rich new blend artistically marries Royal Salute’s signature style with a unique cask finish. Matured for a remarkable 26 years, the final whisky offers a melody of sweet and nutty flavours, enriched with aromatic notes of toasted oak and subtle spices, leading to a long and rich finish.
Royal Salute has a unique heritage, first created in 1953 as a gift for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This legacy continues to be celebrated today and is the source of inspiration for the Royal Salute Kingdom Collection, a series of limited edition blends that are crafted to honour the majesty of Kingdoms around the world.
Speaking of the new blend, Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop said,
“For this unique expression, I wanted to really encapsulate and balance the robust and distinctive flavours of wild Scottish oak casks into a blend that carries all the quality hallmarks expected of Royal Salute. Working with such precious casks was an extremely meticulous yet exciting task and adding this rare finish to the new blend has not only allowed us to release a whisky that offers a whole new dimension for Royal Salute lovers to discover, it also perfectly depicts the captivating and wonderous characteristics of Scotland.”
This limited edition whisky is housed in a vibrant earthy green flagon with a stunning design inspired by the natural colours of the verdant forests where Scottish oak is found. The inspiration continues on the gift box, depicting intricate illustrations synonymous with Scotland, such as striking landscapes and the iconic Strathisla Distillery, in the heart of Speyside, where all the most precious Royal Salute blends are safely kept.
The Royal Salute 26 Year Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish will be released in limited quantities from March 2022 at select luxury retailers worldwide, at an RRP $379 USD. For more information, visit royalsalute.com or follow @royalsalute.