Royal Salute launches limited edition 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition
The ‘King of Whisky’, Royal Salute, continues to celebrate the harmony between the Sport of Kings and exceptional Scotch whisky, this month unveiling the latest in its annual Polo Collection: Royal Salute 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition.
Inspired by the lingering bonfires, evocative salty winds and warm seaside air synonymous with the sport, the limited edition has been expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop. The result is an outstanding new expression that features a tantalising smoky flavour with soft peaty tones, rich fruits and sweet honey.
It is the second in Royal Salute’s annual Polo Collection and follows last year’s 21 Year Old Polo Edition. Like its predecessor, the Beach Polo Edition is endorsed by Royal Salute Polo Ambassador, former England Polo Team Captain and long-time Scotch whisky aficionado, Malcolm Borwick. Malcolm’s signature and iconic red helmet both feature on the packaging.
Malcolm Borwick said of the new expression: “Beach polo is experiencing a surge in popularity around the world, driven by the beauty, playfulness and universal pull of the beach as a match day backdrop. As a location, it elevates the spirit of polo for spectators and players alike, bringing them closer together as sounds from the roaring crowds and thundering hooves racing towards a goal travel and mix cleanly across the sand.
“It’s a thrill for me to see this trend in polo be matched by innovation in Scotch whisky, my other passion. It’s been a fascinating journey to see Royal Salute perfectly encapsulate something as compelling as beach polo to develop a luxurious new expression and I feel honoured to be a part of it.”
The new release comes as Malcolm Borwick continues to lead the longstanding affinity between Royal Salute and polo worldwide. Spanning more than a decade of support, Royal Salute sponsors more than 15 polo tournaments worldwide and has become somewhat of a staple in the sport.
Royal Salute Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, added: “Royal Salute has a longstanding affinity with polo; we share values with the noble game of honour, skill and integrity with beach polo embodying all of this in a slightly more fun and playful way.
Creating a whisky that spoke to all of this was a fantastic experience and we worked to capture the personality and the lifestyle of the sport; with each sip, our ambition was to deliver an exotic journey though salty sea winds, warm sands and subtly smoky beach bonfires, while keeping the Royal Salute House style firmly at the heart.”
The Royal Salute 21 Year Old Beach Polo Edition launched as a Global Travel Retail exclusive on 1st July, and will be available globally in September for a limited time at select luxury whisky retailers around the world, for RRP USD $140.
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