Royal Salute Scotch Whisky Brand Adds A 52 Year Old Single Cask Bottling - The Whiskey Wash

Royal Salute Scotch Whisky Brand Adds A 52 Year Old Single Cask Bottling

By Nino Marchetti / January 9, 2020

Royal Salute is a blended Scotch whisky brand created to honor Queen Elizabeth II, originally on her Coronation Day in 1953, and subsequently as a representation of the longevity of her rule. The brand typically draws whiskies from a range of distilleries across Scotland for its blends and, with one of its latest and oldest creations, has put a number of older ones into a single cask release that’s 52 years of age.

The new Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish, according to those behind it, has in its blend whiskies which, at the young end, date back to 1967. All of these were brought together in the final 14 years in a single cask finish, resulting in what’s described as “an ultra-limited release of just 106 bottles worldwide.” The idea of just this one cask was to reportedly harmonize the flavors in the finest way possible.

This Scotch is the first in the brand’s new Time Series, a range of expressions said to each “pay tribute to remarkable ages.” It is housed in a hand blown Dartington crystal decanter that’s individually engraved with a unique number and is presented in a Time Series box that’s “finished with five different layers of wood, each representing a different decade in the life of the blend.”

Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish

Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish (image via Royal Salute)

“At Royal Salute we have unparalleled expertise in blending such extremely rare high-aged whiskies,” said Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop in a prepared statement. “Time is precious and fundamental in the creation of blends such as these and we are thrilled to be marking the launch of our Time Series collection with this stunning liquid.

“Every whisky in this blend, the youngest of which dates back to 1967, is influenced and enhanced by the delicate combination of flavours that only maturation in an exceptional quality cask can deliver, and the incredible result speaks for itself. Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish is an unparalleled blend for collectors and enthusiasts alike to seek out on their travels.”

If you end up seeking out a bottle of this whisky in global travel retail or select domestic markets, expect to drop around $30,000 for one.

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