Royal Salute launches $10k blend for royal weddingBy Amy Hopkins
Royal Salute is celebrating the upcoming royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with the launch of a special edition blend, priced at US$10,000.
Presented in a Darlington crystal decanter, Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition is a blend of some of the oldest and rarest whiskies from the brand’s collection.
In homage to Markle’s heritage, all liquid in the blend has been fully matured in American oak casks – a first for Pernod Ricard-owned Royal Salute.
Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition joins The Diamond Tribute and Union of the Crowns in the brand’s portfolio of commemorative royal bottlings.
“It was a pleasure to create such a special whisky for HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle,” said Sandy Hyslop, Royal Salute master blender.
“By marrying together some of the oldest and rarest whiskies in our portfolio, and ageing them in American oak casks, I have created a harmonious blend to match the coming together of such an iconic couple.”
Just 70 bottles of the special edition have been released, each engraved with an individual number and presented in a handcrafted American oak box. The decanter itself features images of roses, thistles and barley, as well as daffodils and California poppies in tribute to the royal couple.
Royal Salute Royal Wedding Edition is priced at US$10,000. Bottles are available through selected retailers and via special enquiry.
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