Royal Salute Unveils New 62 Gun Salute Collection

Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky, unveils its new 62 Gun Salute collection – a trio of exceptional blends, crafted as the ultimate expression of honour and celebration. The collection takes inspiration from Royal Salute’s regal heritage and evokes the sensory spectacle of the 62 Gun Salute ceremony, one of the British Monarchy’s highest forms of ceremonial honour, fired on State occasions from the Tower of London.

Complementing the existing and highly awarded Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute Original Reserve are two new expressions, masterfully crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop. Each new blend brings its own enchanting evocation of the prestigious 62 Gun Salute ceremony; The American Oak Reserve has a vibrancy that reflects the intensity of the gun salute spectacle, while The Peated Reserve captures the subtle smokiness that drifts over the City of London at the conclusion of the salute. Each whisky in the award-winning collection* offers a powerful flavour experience, with a remarkably long finish.

The 62 Gun Salute collection will sit proudly at the pinnacle of Royal Salute’s permanent offering and demonstrates its commitment to excellence in craftsmanship. Drawing on over 40 years of knowledge and experience, respected Master Blender Sandy Hyslop personally hand-selected the finest long-matured malt and grain whiskies to create blends of outstanding balance and exuberance.

Sandy Hyslop said: “As the crowning jewel in Royal Salute’s portfolio, the crafting process behind this collection was lengthy and meticulous until I was absolutely confident we had blends representative of an authentic 62 Gun Salute ceremony. The collection’s flavour profile is beautifully complex and rounded, connecting all the senses to create a lasting taste experience that reflects the significance of the occasion.”

Every element of the 62 Gun Salute collection has been designed to bring equal parts of enchantment and wonder; from the piano lacquered boxes to the decanters, presented in hues reflective of precious stones. Both the sophisticated and sculptural designs adorning the inside of the box represent the movement and dynamism of the 62 Gun Salute ceremony and the precious blends housed within.

The Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute Original Reserve and The American Oak Reserve will be released from July 2024, available at selected retailers globally and from The Whisky Exchange, at RRP $3,000 USD and RRP $3,300 USD respectively. The Peated Reserve will be released exclusively in duty-free airports initially, before being rolled-out globally, at RRP $3,300 USD.