First created as a gift for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation in 1953, Royal Salute, the master of exceptional aged Scotch whisky, marks the start of a new era of a contemporary monarchy with the debut of a precious limited-edition expression, the Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition. With only 500 bottles of the Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition available around the word, 56 of which are available in the U.S., this rare and collectible offering marks a momentous milestone, witnessed only once in a lifetime and worthy of the greatest tributes.
Since its inception, Royal Salute has honored the British Monarchy and its significant milestones with unique expressions that represent and embody a moment in history. As the Scotch originated as a Coronation gift 70 years ago, there could not be a more fitting moment for Royal Salute to pay homage once again.
Expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, the coveted expression is a timeless whisky to be treasured and savored for years to come. A blend of over 53 rare malt and grain whiskies, to reflect the year Royal Salute was first crafted, the Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition is a beautifully rich and complex expression with notes of fresh redcurrants, dark chocolate praline, and freshly roasted chestnuts, and a palate of sweet figs and fresh ginger leading up to a long and rich finish with a playful spice.
“This expression is a momentous tribute to both the British Monarchy and Royal Salute’s unique origin story,” says Sandy Hyslop. “I wanted to mark this memorable occasion with a blend that was as iconic and special as the original Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Signature Blend created in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Crafting this blend has been the perfect occasion to reflect on the innovative approach we’ve taken to blending whisky for the past 70 years, and a moment to look forward to what can be achieved in years to come.”
The Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition is housed in a Dartington Crystal decanter, tinted in a deep sapphire blue hue, reminiscent of the precious stones set within the Imperial State Crown. In keeping with Royal Salute’s signature style, the decanter is presented in a stunning wooden box inspired by the iconic Westminster Abbey, with details intricately chiseled into the wood, paying tribute to the historic setting of British Coronation ceremonies since 1066. The jewels and crests of each country forming Great Britain were the inspiration for the artwork inside the gift box, symbolizing the unity under the Crown and enduring solidarity between the nations.
The Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Edition will be available in the U.S for pre-order mid-April 2023, via ReserveBar.com, and officially available at select retailers the first week of May 2023, for an SRP $25,000 USD.