Royal Salute, the renowned producer of aged Scotch whisky, has unveiled its latest limited-edition expression: the Royal Salute 26-Year-Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish. This new blend has been fully finished in virgin Scottish oak casks, providing a distinctive and extraordinary depth of flavour.
Expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, the rich new blend marries the company‘s signature style with a unique cask finish. Matured for an impressive 26 years, the whisky offers a melody of sweet and nutty flavours, enriched with aromatic notes of toasted oak and subtle spices. This new blend of whisky perfectly captures the enchantment of the United Kingdom. With its rich heritage, royal traditions and glorious natural landscapes, the UK is a land full of wonder.
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This limited-edition whisky is housed in a vibrant earthy green flagon. The flagon‘s design is inspired by the natural colours of the verdant forests where Scottish oak is found. The gift box also depicts intricate illustrations synonymous with Scotland, such as striking landscapes and the iconic Strathisla Distillery, in the heart of Speyside, where all the most precious Royal Salute blends are safely kept.
Speaking of the new blend, Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop said, “For this unique expression, I wanted to really encapsulate and balance the robust and distinctive flavours of wild Scottish oak casks into a blend that carries all the quality hallmarks expected of Royal Salute. Working with such precious casks was an extremely meticulous yet exciting task and adding this rare finish to the new blend has not only allowed us to release a whisky that offers a whole new dimension for Royal Salute lovers to discover, it also perfectly depicts the captivating and wonderous characteristics of Scotland.”
The Royal Salute 26-Year-Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish will be released in limited quantities from March 2022 at select luxury retailers worldwide, at an RRP of £290.00