Royal Salute launches their latest Tribute to Honour, a whiskey blend so rare that only Colin Scott, creator and master blender, has tasted it. Tribute to Honour has been introduced as homage to the oldest crown jewels of the British Isles: The Honours of Scotland. It was conceived from the finest aged whiskies, at least 45 years old, in the Royal Salute Vault at Strathisla.
Tribute to Honour is presented in a Garrad-dressed bottle. Hand-casted in black porcelain, the bejeweled bottle is embellished with 413 flawless white and black diamonds. As one out of three treasures that make up The Honours of Scotland, the Sword of State is reincarnated here in all its diamond-crusted glory. Set in gold and silver, 22 carats of gemstone adorn the decorative collar. Expertly blended by Colin Scott, just 21 bottles of Tribute to Honour have been created and also mark the pinnacle of Colin’s 21 years of expertise in blending.
Colin explains , Chivas Brothers has a phenomenal archive of high-aged whiskies, some of which, after decades of careful maturation, have acquired a rich intensity and deep concentration of sumptuous characters. It is these very few whiskies which I have personally selected to compose Tribute To Honour – this opulent and rarest of blends.
Each flagon of Royal Salute Tribute to Honour will be available from September 2011. The bottles are individually numbered and priced at £122,000 ($200,000 excluding taxes). One of the 21 bottles will be kept in the Royal Salute Vault.