Chivas Brothers’ Pernod Ricard has unveiled the Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, the finest whisky in its Royal Salute range. Indeed, the Royal Salute is the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, first created as the Ultimate Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation in 1953.
The work of four generations of master distillers, the blend is made from various whiskies at least 40 years old, and it takes its name from the ‘62 Gun Salute’ held each year at the Tower of London to mark the Queen’s coronation. Neil Macdonald, Brand Director for Royal Salute said: Royal Salute is the only brand that uses whiskies aged from 21 years upwards based on the tradition of Chivas Brothers’ mastery of aged whisky. We are delighted to push the boundaries ever further with the launch of Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, which uniquely, for a permanent blend, uses whiskies aged for a minimum of 40 years.
Presented in an exquisite hand crafted Dartington Crystal decanter decorated in 24 carat gold and crowned with a cut crystal stopper, the result of 40 hours of artisanal craftsmanship, Limited Edition 62 Gun Salute Whiskey will go on sale at the end of the year priced at $2,200 per bottle.