Royal Salute

Aged 21 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 26
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Specifications
Brand: Chivas Brothers, Royal Salute
Expression: Aged 21 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 21 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 26
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A mellow, softly complex nose, mixing sweet fruits, dried grassy notes, sandalwood, bourbon, biscuits, beech nut and with water a fungal/mushroom note along with cinnamon, vanilla, apple and sultana.
Palate: As smooth as silk, rich and elegant with a huge range of rich flavours and a light nuttiness which counterbalances the soft fruits.
Finish: Spicy, long.
Comment: A stunningly good blend.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Poached apricots in crème anglaise. Then dark chocolate pralines, with hazelnuts.
Palate: Gingery. Lively. Creamy. Very sherryish.
Finish: Fragrant smokiness, and oakiness.
Comment: After dinner, I would usually think of a malt, but have long enjoyed the unashamed luxuriousness of this blend. This example seems fractionally less voluptuous than I remember, but my memories may be teasing me.
8.5
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