Royal Salute launches 52 Years Old single cask expression

Royal Salute launches 52 Years Old single cask expression

Royal Salute has released fewer than 110 bottles of the luxury expression, which was half a century in the making.

News | 23 Jan 2020

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Royal Salute says it is harnessing "the power of time" in a new luxury release.

The Time Series 52 Years Old Single Cask Finish has been crafted by Royal Salute's master blender Sandy Hyslop, using some of the oldest and most valuable whiskies in its collection.

It comes in a Dartington Crystal decanter engraved with a unique number and is encased in a box made of five layers of wood, to represent each decade of the expression.

Only 106 bottles, priced at $30,000 each, will be available from specialist global retailers.

Sandy Hyslop said: "It's a personal privilege to create such an outstanding whisky for Royal Salute. The longer the whisky matures, the more intricate it becomes. With 52 years of ageing, the delicate balance of some of our rarest 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 liquid is intensely fruity on the nose with notes of ripe plum, toffee red apples and dark chocolate-covered hazelnuts. On the palate there are flavours of sweet orange marmalade with hints of ginger, scented cloves, soft ripe pears in syrup and liquorice.

Out of the 52 years of maturation, the last 14 were spent in a single cask, which has imbued the whisky a soft and creamy texture.
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