Royal Salute 21 LTD Polo Edition

Royal-Salute-PoloRoyal Salute Scotch Whisky as one of the leading global sponsors of polo across four continents, have now launched a limited edition bottle to celebrate the fact.

Before we get into the details hear’s a little about Royal Salute.

Royal-Salute-Box-on-deskRoyal Salute is part of the Chivas family of whiskeys and shares many characteristics with its little brothers. Royal salute however, is blended from whiskies that are a minimum of 21 years of age and bottled in porcelain flaggans. I recon that this type of bottling allows the whiskey to develop further in the bottle and once opened, the shape of it also works as a decanter allowing the whisky to open up further. This means if you drink a bottle of Royal Salute over the course of a month, then the first sip of whiskey will be distinctly different to the last. Royal Salute gets its name from the 21 gun salute that is associated with welcoming dignitaries and royalty.

The Polo edition has been created to celebrate the association that Royal salute has with events around the world.

Events include:

  • Royal Salute Polo Cup, Jeju, Korea
  • Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee cup, Jodhpur, India
  • Royal Salute China Open, Bejing, China
  • Royal Salute Jubilee cup, Greenwich, USA

Royal-Salute-Polo-Edition-on-deskRoyal Salute Polo Edition differs slightly in taste from the regular Royal Salute. This is primarily down to the blending by Master Blender Colin Scott. Royal Salute Polo Edition has been described as being much sweeter and more caramel fragrance to it than the regular Royal Salute. The fragrance has been described as almost like caramelized candy apples with ripe plums and creamy toffee. On the pallet it is reminiscent of homemade marmalade with a long warm spiced finish.

 

 

Take a look at my unboxing video below.

Get your Royal Salute Polo Edition at: The House of Drinks