Paisley, Scotland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The world’s only exclusively prestige Scotch whisky range, Royal Salute, has crafted a blend so rare, so sumptuous that only one man in the world has tasted it—creator and Master Blender, Colin Scott.
‘Tribute to Honour’ has been introduced to pay homage to the oldest crown jewels of the British Isles: The Honours of Scotland. The narrative of the Honours comprises glorious legends and intrigue and remains a powerful and inscrutable ode to Scottish history. Royal Salute Tribute to Honour marks a historical pinnacle in whisky making.
The most exquisite, precious and scarce whiskeys used to create Tribute To Honour have been carefully selected from the Royal Salute Vault at Strathisla. Expertly blended by Colin Scott, just 21 bottles of Tribute to Honour have been created and also mark the pinnacle of Colin’s 21 years of expertise in blending.
Explains Colin, “Chivas Brothers has a phenomenal archive of high-aged whiskeys, some of which, after decades of careful maturation, have acquired a rich intensity and deep concentration of sumptuous characters. It is these very few whiskeys which I have personally selected to compose Tribute To Honour—this opulent and rarest of blends.”
Fittingly, only the finest aged whiskeys—at least 45 years old—are presented in the spectacular bejeweled bottle, dressed by Garrard in flawless diamonds and shimmering gold.
As the world’s oldest jeweler to royalty, Garrard has embellished the Royal Salute Tribute to Honour flagon—hand cast and perfected, black porcelain—with 413 flawless white and black diamonds. Some of these exquisite jewels form the shape of the Sword of State: One of the trilogy of treasures that are The Honours of Scotland. Set in gold and silver, 22 carats of gemstone adorn the decorative collar and stunning flagon’s visage. Golden lions sit on either side of the diamond encrusted sword, a symbol of valiancy and patriotism, of battles fought and won.
Craftsmen at Garrard have spent days perfecting each flagon by hand. The prestigious jeweler has served six successive British monarchs and pays tribute to the ancient Scottish Sword of State as its landmark.
Each flagon of Royal Salute Tribute to Honour will be available from September 2011. The bottles are individually numbered and priced at US$200,000 excluding taxes. One of the 21 bottles will be kept in the Royal Salute Vault.