Royal Salute Diamond Tribute commemorates Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation

5th June, 2013 by Becky Paskin

Royal Salute has unveiled a new permanent blended whisky to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.

The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute

The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute has been launched to commemorate 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation

The Diamond Tribute was unveiled at the Tower of London yesterday (4 June) to coincide with the 62 round Royal Gun Salute to mark the occasion.

The casks used to make up the blend include some sourced from the locked Royal Salute vault at Strathisla distillery, which are at least 21 years old.

Christian Porta, CEO of Chivas Brothers, said: “It is appropriate for Royal Salute to mark the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation with the introduction of The Diamond Tribute. It is a distinctive whisky that befits the traditions and values of Royal Salute; combining age and craftsmanship to create a Scotch whisky of finesse and rich complexity.”

The first bottles of Royal Salute were produced in June 1953 around the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and have since been available in three different coloured glazes mimicking the rubies, sapphires and emeralds in the Imperial State Crown.

The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute will be available worldwide from July at an RRP of US$270 in travel retail.

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