Royal Salute has unveiled the Couture Collection, a whisky range celebrating global fashion. The new series begins with the 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition, which was unveiled during London Fashion Week in September 2021, and is inspired by the designer’s unique style of reinterpreting classic flower patterns with a modern and edgy twist.
The Royal Salute 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition features a bespoke and vivid print, which adorns a limited edition flagon, available in two colourways. The blended whisky inside the bottle has been crafted by Royal Salute’s renowned Master Blender Sandy Hyslop who hand-selected more than 31 rare single malts and grain whiskies, all matured for a minimum of 21 years, to create the product. The resulting Scotch offers a stunning floral and fragrant character, mirroring the design of the flagons, with profound depth and a pleasing structure of oak and spice.
The collaboration is rooted in a shared desire to push their craft beyond expectation. Pushing the boundaries of whisky blending is at the heart of Royal Salute, whilst Richard Quinn’s bold, elegant and emotive style has seen him receive critical acclaim, notably from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, honoring his work with the prestigious ‘Award for British Design’ in 2018.
“Being able to spark creatively with Royal Salute has been an amazing experience,” said Richard Quinn. “Witnessing craftsmanship and innovation within different expertise has always fascinated me, so exploring the world of expertly blended and high-aged whisky for the first time was such a powerful source of inspiration. The collaboration has been a real creative process and I’m thrilled that the expression that resulted from this great partnership encapsulates both of our passions in a truly modern way. I love the thought that my designs for Royal Salute will be collected and treasured for years to come by whisky and fashion lovers around the world.”
Royal Salute’s impact on the global fashion stage is set to last with a second expression within the Couture Collection, an ultra-limited expression with a new design and blend, cited for release in 2022.
The Royal Salute Couture Collection 21 Year Old Richard Quinn Edition will be released in limited quantities and available is at select luxury retailers worldwide for $250 per bottle.
For more information, visit Royal Salute’s official website.
In May, the Chivas Brothers-owned brand shared news of the launch of its next release in its annual Royal Salute Polo Collection. Created by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Estancia Edition, is a blended Scotch whisky, finished in Malbec wine casks from Argentina.