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Crowning Glory

Royal Salute Signature Blend comprises malt and grain whiskies from some of Scotland’s best-loved distilleries. Master blender Sandy Hyslop is responsible for creating the elegant, complex profile for which the brand is known. Only the fifth person in history to take charge of Royal Salute, he works with casks laid down by those who went before to continue the heritage of this iconic whisky.

Producer’s Tasting Notes

    • Nose

      Sweet pears and citrus fruits are balanced with the fragrance of autumn flowers. An elegant blend of vanilla and dry oak is crowned with subtle notes of sherry and just a wisp of smoke

    • Palate

      The welcome warmth of orange marmalade and fresh pears is followed by a brave explosion of spices and hazelnut

    • Finish

      After the excitement, a trace of smoke lingers

Fit for a Queen

The first decanters of Royal Salute were filled in 1953, just as the young Queen Elizabeth II was preparing to take the throne. This now-iconic blend was created in tribute to the young monarch, its name inspired by the 21-gun salute used to honour heads of state. To this day, there has never been a Royal Salute of less than 21-years-old – the mantra of its makers remains ‘we begin where others end.’

Scotland’s Finest

While the exact composition of Royal Salute is closely guarded, it’s no secret that its owners have access to some of the world’s finest whiskies. Chivas brothers holds owns such venerable distilleries as Aberlour, Glenlivet and Strathisla – the oldest licensed distillery in Scotland. By blending complimentary whiskies from different sources, Sandy and his team are able to create nuanced layers of flavour.

Limited Editions

The blenders behind Royal Salute have produced numerous special editions over the decades to mark key moments in history. In 1992, they produced 500 red Baccarat crystal decanters to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Ruby Jubilee. The exceptional blend comprises some of the most valuable whiskies in the Chivas Brothers warehouses, all aged at least 40 years in oak.