Scotch whisky maker Royal Salute honors the sport of polo and upcoming Jodhpur night with its newest release, the Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition.
A statement from Royal Salute notes that the whisky maker’s long-standing connection to polo, what some call the “Sport of Kings,” dates back more than a decade.
And this limited-edition expression follows the brand’s motto of “entering new kingdoms” by distilling the essence of the culture and flavors of famous polo locations around the world.
According to the Royal Salute statement, the birthplace of modern polo, with its roots in royalty and ritual, is the Blue City of Jodhpur, India. And it was a natural inspiration for this fifth release in Royal Salute’s Polo Collection.
This 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition is the work of Royal Salute’s master blender, Sandy Hyslop, and comes endorsed by Royal Salute World Polo ambassador and renowned polo player, Malcolm Borwick.
Hyslop noted that the whisky itself is inspired by the rich spices and flavors of India and is a blend of curated malt whiskies finished in virgin oak casks. The spirit features notes of sweet mangoes and coconut, caramel and warming cinnamon cloves leading to a long and spicy finish.
“I always focus on telling the story of an expression when I am crafting a new release and so I was naturally drawn towards the iconic flavors of India when crafting the 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition,” Hyslop said.
“To honor these spices and aromas, I wanted this bespoke blend to have notes of sweet mango chutney and a spicy finish, to complement the richness. With every sip, this expression transports you to the magic of Jodhpur.”
The 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition comes packaged in a bright yellow bottle that contrasts with the blue box, meant to evoke a night in Jodhpur.
“Having played polo in Jodhpur numerous times, the city holds a dear place in my heart,” said Malcom Borwick. “It has a strong history with the sport and is referred to as one of the oldest homes of the modern game. This rich equestrian heritage, along with its spectacular historic architecture and its blue houses, makes it a fitting destination to honor with the exceptional 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition.”
The Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition is available at selected specialist retailers globally for a suggested price of $160.
For more information, check out www.royalsalute.com.
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