Wrapped up in classic tweed jackets, plus fours, brightly coloured socks and boots, the party ventures out for a bracing day in the winter sunshine. Fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends – all the generations come together to enjoy traditional outdoor pursuits. And what better accessory for this escapade, than a monogrammed Ettinger Hunter Flask or Hip Flask, filled to the brim with Royal Salute’s exceptional whisky.
“We like to think of Royal Salute as the ‘King of Whisky", and the perfect way to mark and celebrate momentous occasions,” says Mathieu Deslandes, Royal Salute Marketing Director – just the thing for a special day out with family and friends.
We like to think of Royal Salute as the ‘King of Whisky'
Royal Salute created its first whisky as a coronation gift for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Distilled and matured in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, in the Speyside region’s oldest working distillery, Royal Salute’s extraordinary whiskies are quite literally ‘fit for a King’ (or Queen). And the royal connection doesn’t stop there, explains Deslandes: “Royal Salute is named after the Royal Gun Salutes fired at the Tower of London.”
But what makes Royal Salute’s whisky collection so outstanding, we ask? “Royal Salute begins where other whiskies end, at 21 years of age, so we really are a uniquely prestige Scotch whisky in that respect,” explains Deslandes. All Royal Salute Whiskies are at least 21 years old, with some aged for as long as 55 years. The Royal Salute 21 Year Old is the signature blend, with the 62 Gun Salute (named after the 62 Gun Salute – the highest ceremonial honour) at the top end of the range.
Royal Salute begins where other whiskies end, at 21 years of age, so we really are a uniquely prestige Scotch whisky in that respect
“We are proud to constantly grow our portfolio to include various limited editions – like our recent 28 Year Old Kew Palace Flask Edition co-created by our Master Blender Sandy Hyslop and famed perfumer Barnabe Fillion,” says Deslandes of the brand’s constant evolution.
And when the country crowd finally sits down, Ettinger flasks emerge from jacket pockets and drams of Royal Salute are poured out – a toast to the great British countryside!
Ettinger flasks are available from the Ettinger website
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