Other than exceptional whisky, Royal Salute is known for one other thing – polo. Driven by its close ties with the King of Sport, it has released a new collection that will celebrate iconic polo destinations around the world.
The first from the collection is the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Estancia Edition that pays homage to the place that is universally known as the ‘Home of Polo’ – Argentina.
Inspired by warming sunsets and the lifestyle of Argentinian Polo Estancias – South American properties where horsemanship is learnt and polo is played – this unique expression is the first Scotch whisky from the Royal Salute portfolio to be fully finished in Malbec wine casks.
This exceptional whisky has been expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop and endorsed by long-standing World Polo Ambassador and celebrated polo player Malcolm Borwick.
A scotch born of Argentinian Malbec casks
While Polo was not born in Argentina, the destination is today known universally as the mecca of sports, home to the world’s most famous players and legendary Estancias.
Royal Salute has thus decided to tinge its whisky with Argentinian Malbec wine by ageing it in casks that previously housed the wine. It’s a meticulous process that requires a talented Master Blender to reach the exact desired profile and ensure the strength of flavours of the Malbec do not overpower the more delicate aged notes within the Royal Salute whiskies.
The Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Estancia Edition
The result is a whisky blend that on the nose, is rich and fruity, overlaid with notes of raspberries and blackberries, reminiscent of a luxurious berry compote with a hint of sweet liquorice. On the palate, it is rich and sweet with wonderful spicy cinnamon notes followed but plum jam and indulgent dark chocolate ginger sweets. Hold it in the palate for a bit and upon swallowing, expect a long and sweet tail with slightly dry crescendo.
The new whisky comes in Royal Salute’s signature hand-crafted porcelain flagon, coloured in a deep terracotta glaze with gold details inspired by the warm hues cast by Argentinian sunsets, and presented in a stunning gift box with a contemporary illustration depicting the side-lines of a polo match and the Argentinian Polo lifestyle.
The Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Polo Estancia Edition is priced at RM815 (RSP) and is available in limited quantities at selected retail and liquor stores, on e-Commerce platforms, as well as via direct purchase through Trisha Kuck, Prestige PR Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org, +6 016-4284403).
In conjunction with the launch, Royal Salute is offering a special introductory Royal Salute 21YO Collection Set made up of the Royal Salute 21YO The Signature Blend, Royal Salute 21YO The Malts Blend and Royal Salute 21YO The Polo Estancia Edition, for just RM2,269.00, inclusive of a complimentary additional bottle of Royal Salute 21YO The Signature Blend, Menagerie Edition. The promotion is available from now till 15th September 2021.
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Source: Royal Salute