The first 25 Year Old expression in the Royal Salute portfolio, The Treasured Blend has been created by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop and was inspired by the Crown Jewels of England.
It follows the recent release of The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend, which joined The Signature Blend as permanent additions to the 21 Year Old portfolio in July 2019.
Royal Salute was first created as a gift for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and has since been the official partner of all ceremonial royal gun salutes fired at the Tower of London, also home to and custodians of the Royal Regalia, or Crown Jewels.
“In a similar vein to the Tower of London, a British icon home to the Crown Jewels that’s very dear to our hearts, the Royal Salute Vaults in Speyside protects a rare collection of some of our most precious casks,” says Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop.
“It’s these ‘treasures’ of exceptional whisky that have been patiently matured for more than 25 years and expertly crafted to make The Treasured Blend, an exceptional whisky with an unmatched depth of flavor that only time allows.”
The whisky comes in Royal Salute’s signature porcelain flagon, with gold detailing and a sapphire jeweled stopper designed to be reminiscent of the precious stones set within the Imperial State Crown. Each flagon is individually numbered.
The Treasured Blend packaging features an illustration from Royal Salute collaborator and fine artist Kristjana S. Williams that is revealed when the double doors are opened. It depicts the animals of the Royal Menagerie attending a coronation celebration surrounded by the precious Royal Regalia at the Tower of London.