Royal Salute’s Rare 52 Year Old
Royal Salute presents its limited-edition Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish, inspired by the power of time. By Asaph Low.
Royal Salute has launched an ultra-rare, limited-edition blend known as the Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish, meticulously and expertly crafted by Sandy Hyslop, Master Blender at Royal Salute.
Blended in the historic Strathisla Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, the Time Series is created in the exacting spirit of Royal Salute’s founding – befitting of royalty, a tribute to the British monarch and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
An intense fruity combination of aromas greets its owner when nosed, with ripe plum, toffee red apples and hazelnuts covered in dark chocolate prominent.
Of the 52 years of slow, patient maturation of this liquid gold, the last 14 were spent in a single cask, which gives the whisky a soft, creamy texture. On the palate, pear syrup and hints of liquorice enhance flavours of sweet orange marmalade, ginger and scented cloves.
“It’s a personal privilege to create such an outstanding whisky for Royal Salute,” Hyslop says. “The longer the whisky matures, the more intricate it becomes.
“With 52 years of ageing, the delicate balance of some of the rarest of our whiskies has created an unrivalled depth of flavour and unbelievably complex characteristic, making for a remarkable expression that perfectly shows that time is a key element of our creations.”
The 52-year-old whisky is a single-cask finish blend housed in a hand-blown Dartington Crystal decanter engraved with a unique number. Every bottle is presented in a five-layered wooden box, each representing a decade of the blend, making it a true collector’s item.
Only 106 bottles were made, further highlighting its rarity. And of the four bottles allocated to Singapore, only three were made available at S$48,888 each. The other bottle was auctioned off during Pernod Ricard Singapore’s 30th-anniversary party, with all proceeds donated to charity.
If the Time Series is out of reach, keep an eye out for Royal Salute’s 21 Year Old Malts Blend, a Double Gold winner in the 2020 International Spirits Challenge.
The Malts Blend is crafted with more than 21 precious single malts, each aged for a minimum of 21 years from the five whisky regions of Scotland, which pays homage to the royal 21 Gun Salute that the brand name draws inspiration from.
Notes of orchard fruits, enriched by subtle spices greet the palate as the profound whisky offers up its harmonious blend of the various single malts.
To enquire about Royal Salute Time Series 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish, email: email@example.com