Royal Salute has launched a special Platinum Jubilee Edition to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign. The limited-edition Scotch whisky s inspired by seven of the Queen’s ‘iconic’ brooches from her personal collection, and just 147 bottles have been released.
“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,” said Royal Salute master blender Sandy Hyslop. “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.”
The expression has been finished for two years in tawny Port casks – a wine served during a Coronation Banquet in 1953 – and includes high-aged whiskies from seven ghost distilleries. On the bottle, the designs of each of the brooches have been engraved on seven varying decanters and boxes, with a color palette inspired by Her Majesty’s wardrobe.
Of the 147 bottles, 37 are available to travel retail shoppers in airports including London Heathrow Airport, Dubai International Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Sydney Airport, and more.
“The ultra-prestige limited edition is the perfect piece of Jubilee memorabilia for travel retail shoppers – whether as a collector’s item to invest in to mark the historical moment or a souvenir to be generously shared with friends and family,” commented Liya Zhang, vice-president of marketing, Pernod Ricard global travel retail. “As global travel picks back up, duty free basket sizes and value are increasing, reflective of shoppers’ desire to pick up premium products as part of their travel experience. We’re so pleased to be able to bring this momentous news release to global travellers.”
The Royal Salute Platinum Jubilee Edition is available for purchase at selected specialist retailers for $20,000 USD.
For more information, head over to Royal Salute’s official website.
In March, Royal Salute once again teamed up with Richard Quinn, this time for the second whisky in its Couture Collection, “The House of Quinn by Richard Quinn”.