The ‘King of Whisky’, Royal Salute, has unveiled a new 21 Year Old Polo Edition whisky, designed to be enjoyed during the day and the ideal accompaniment to sophisticated sporting occasions such as polo.
The new blend has been developed by the company’s Director of Blending, Sandy Hyslop, and is endorsed by England Polo player Malcolm Borwick as Royal Salute’s Polo Ambassador, in a celebration of the brand’s affinity with polo and its lifestyle. The whisky is housed in a limited edition box signed by Malcolm, an ambassador of the brand for more than six years, and features his signature red helmet.
“I’m really excited about the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Polo Edition; it’s unlike anything we’ve seen from a Scotch whisky with its lighter and more delicate taste and it makes for the perfect daytime drink. Royal Salute has a longstanding relationship with polo, sponsoring more than 15 international tournaments around the world so it is fitting to unveil this exquisite new expression in homage to the polo lifestyle.” – Malcolm Borwick, Royal Salute Polo Ambassador
Brighter in texture and tone with notes of honeydew melon, berry jam and creamy toffee, this new expression has been developed from a combination of grains and fruity malt whiskies for a smooth and sophisticated blended whisky, made to enjoy in the sunshine and for outdoor entertaining.
The whisky is contained in a handcrafted porcelain bottle, with a distinct polo theme unique to the limited edition expression.
‘‘Polo is a noble game of honour, skill, integrity and respect – all values inherent in Royal Salute. We wanted to continue to celebrate the iconic pairing of our ‘King of Whisky’ with the ‘Sport of Kings’, and this new Polo Edition does just that in a more delicate tasting blend ideal for outdoor, daytime enjoyment. We’re thrilled to bring it to whisky aficionados around the world.” – Peter Moore, Royal Salute Brand Director
21 Year Old Polo Edition Whisky, £104, by ROYAL SALUTE