The Whisky Exchange

Tribute To Honour

"Tribute to Honour has been a labour of love and over forty-five years in the making…the final product is so gloriously smooth and formidably powerful it leaves you speechless. It is a whisky that should be reserved for the most special of occasions and the most deserving of guests." Colin Scott Master Blender

Inspired Heritage

Royal Salute was first released in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - a powerful and sophisticated blend of whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years.

Six decades later, their rarest and most sumptuous whisky ever, Tribute to Honour, has been created to redefine the pinnacle of Scotch whisky.

Inspired History

Scotland's Crown, Sceptre and Sword of State are the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles. Collectively known as 'The Honours of Scotland', they have symbolised the country's Royal heritage for over half a millennia.

Hidden for their own safety from Oliver Cromwell's forces in the 17th century until after the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, The Honours were subsequently stored in a locked oak chest in Edinburgh Castle - where they languished in obscurity until being discovered by Sir Walter Scott in 1818.

Today, The Honours of Scotland, emblematic of national pride and history, are still required for the country's most important ceremonial state events.

The Master Blender

Colin Scott has worked for Chivas Brothers for nearly forty years, and has been the company’s Master Blender since 1989.

Originally hailing from the Orkney Islands, Colin trained as an accountant before realising that his destiny was to follow his father and grandfather into the whisky industry.

Tribute to Honour is a testimony to Colin’s creative and technical talent as a truly dedicated master of the art of blending fine Scotch whisky.

Creation of a Masterpiece

For the creation of Tribute to Honour, Colin Scott has selected only the rarest and most opulent whiskies from the extraordinary archive of liquid history held in the warehouses at Strathisla distillery, the home of Royal Salute.

Although none of the whiskies used are less than 45 years old, these irreplaceable casks have defied the decades of natural evaporation - the angel’s share - to save a few precious litres for Colin to assemble into a blend of truly unprecedented majesty. Just 21 bottles of Tribute to Honour have been yielded from the casks.

Garrard: Jewellers to the Crown

Established in London in 1735, Garrard are the world’s oldest jewellers and have served as Crown Jewellers to six consecutive British monarchs since receiving the Royal Seal from Queen Victoria in 1843.

Garrard have dressed Tribute to Honour with no fewer than 413 black and white diamonds, studded across the stopper, collar and sterling silver plinth of the bottle, while creating a stunning replica of the Sword of State on the front of the bottle, flanked by exquisitely-crafted golden lions.

Revol: Porcelain Craftsmanship

Pioneering French master-porcelainmakers Revol have been producing the very finest earthenware since the 18th century and are now in their eleventh generation of family ownership. Their porcelain is made to a secret recipe including clay, quartz, feldspar and kaolin in the family’s state-of-the-art production facility in Saint-Uze.

For Tribute to Honour, Revol have sourced the finest volcanic clay from New Zealand. Out of hundreds of flagons cast, only 21 flawless examples have been selected for Tribute to Honour, with all the remaining decanters being destroyed.

Royal Salute Tribute to Honour

Just 21 decanters of Tribute to Honour have been created. Less than 15 litres of this fabulous 45 year old spirit have been hand-bottled into bejewelled flagons of the finest French porcelain. Prior to release, only Master Blender Colin Scott has tasted his intensely-concentrated, silky masterpiece:

"Rich and languid, the sensuously smooth texture of the spirit embraces the palate as never before. The luxuriously long finish carries echoes of the blended whiskies’ enriching age. It leaves you speechless, in awe of the experience and wanting to savour every drop."

For the select few

Only 21 of these precious decanters have been released around the world. £150,000.00 (£125,000.00 ex. VAT)