Hot! All Rise for Royal Salute’s Newest Whisky: The 30 Year Old Key to the Kingdom

Royal Salute 30YO Key to the Kingdom

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

Known for its distinctively designed bottles and having an exclusive bottle made for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Royal Salute has released an opulent and mildly peated expression, the Royal Salute 30 Year Old Key to the Kingdom!

Taking inspiration from its special connection to British royalty, The Royal Salute 30 Year Old Key to the Kingdom was skillfully crafted as a contemporary expression of what a high-aged Scotch whisky should taste like. The bottle itself is a reflection of the celebratory spirit and grandeur of the Ceremony of the Keys, hosted annually at Scotland’s Holyrood Palace where the keys to the City of Edinburgh are presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The new expression is an intricate blend of hand-selected whiskies sourced from all across Scotland, each aged for a minimum of 30 years. Since the brand’s inception, Royal Salute has always celebrated momentous occasions, having been originally crafted to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop with every quality hallmark synonymous with the golden elixir of life, the 30 Year Old expression gives whisky lovers an opportunity to discover the work it takes to create an exceptionally aged whisky.

The whisky is safely stored and presented in a hand-crafted, granite-effect flagon with a stopper inspired by the hilt of ancient Scottish swords. True to Royal Salute’s artistry, an intricate illustration adorns the presentation box, incorporating designs inspired by the Ceremony of the Keys such as ceremonial horns, royal roses, noble swords and regal crests.

“The new blend pays tribute to one of the longest-standing ceremonies still practiced by the British Monarchy and captures the celebratory energy and classic refinement of the Ceremony of the Keys. Each whisky that was selected to create this new expression is of the utmost quality, and from the start of production through to bottling, it was a thorough process that required constant care and attention. The result is a distinguished blend and a great addition to the fantastic collection of Royal Salute high-aged Scotch whiskies.” said Sandy Hyslop, Royal Salute’s Master Blender.

Royal Salute 30YO Key to the Kingdom_

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Amber dark gold..
Nosing: Strong notes of ripe, juicy pears, citrus orange with a wift of honey with subtle wisps of peat.
Taste: Smooth, intense sweetness with a tinge of spice notes of cinnamon and ginger veleop.
Finish: Strong peaty finish with a lingering aftertaste of toffee.

The Royal Salute 30 Year Old Key to the Kingdom is only available at select luxury retailers and Le Cercle ( for members), priced at S$530.

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