Royal Salute was launched in 1953, paying homage to the coronation of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Since then, it has always been known as the go-to brand for celebrations. With a wide range of notable whiskeys to its name, Royal Salute recently launched a new concoction. The 30-Year-Old Key to the Kingdom highlights uniquely aged whisky made by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop.
Encased in details
The blend is served in a hand-made flagon with a granite-effect finish and a stopper modelled after the hilt of an old Scottish sword. The presentation box is adorned with a detailed depiction that is true to the artistic talent of Royal Salute. It also incorporates designs drawn from the Ceremony of the Keys, including ceremonial horns, royal roses, noble swords, and regal crests.
Notes of delight
The product is a richly sweet and fruity mix with notes of ripe, juicy pears, blood oranges, and thickset honey that combine to make a kaleidoscope of regal flavours. The finish is long and has lingering smokey overtones that are sure to delight whisky enthusiasts’ palates.
Crab medley with crab salad and spiced sea crab curry (Swipe for more)
A5 Miyazaki Beef and spiced foie gras
FirstClasse had the opportunity to experience the Royal Salute 30-Year-Old Key To The Kingdom, alongside other bestselling blends in a memorable pairing dinner. We got to try a crab medley featuring crab salad and a spiced sea crab curry that was fragrant with the right amount of heat and went extremely well with the Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Malts Blend. Then, we were treated to an A5 Miyazaki Beef alongside unique spiced foie gras that melted like butter in our mouths and brilliantly paired with none other than the Royal Salute 30-Year-Old.
Lamb, saffron mash potato and bone marrow curry (Swipe for more)
Left to right: daikon salad, smoked aubergine salna and free-range country chicken biryani
Deconstructed black forest
We were then served lamb, saffron mash potato and bone marrow curry, which elements tasted delightful on their own but fiery together. The Nadodi Globe trio of daikon salad, smoked aubergine salna and free-range country chicken biryani further satiated our palates. And the deconstructed black forest with the 21-Year-Old Signature Blend ended our night on a high.
Limited edition Royal Salute 51-Year-Old
Just as we thought it was a night to solely celebrate the Royal Salute 30-Year-Old, we were surprised with the limited-edition Royal Salute 51-Year-Old! It comes as no surprise that only 101 decanters of this exclusive concoction are produced worldwide as it’s one of the oldest and rarest blends from Royal Salute. Fused with decades of fine skill, the blend features opulent and strong flavours fit for whisky enthusiasts.
With only two bottles sold in Malaysia, the Royal Salute 51-Year-Old is priced at RM139,999 and comes with a distinctive experience made specifically for the buyer from Royal Salute.
Photos by Royal Salute.