Royal Salute Eternal Reserve
The first batch of the Eternal Reserve collection was released in 2015, and it has been blended using the unique and innovative Circular Blending process by Chivas Brothers.
History of the Royal Salute Eternal Reserve
Created to honour Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation in 1953, the Royal Salute line of ultra-premium luxury whiskies began with the Royal Salute 21-Year-Old.
The first bottle of Royal Salute was blended and bottled on the orders of then Seagram’s owner, Samuel Bronfman who wished to create a whisky fit for royal occasions, worthy of being presented to a monarch.
To this day, Royal Salute is the only line of whisky that begins at 21 years of age. Over the years, many more exceptional and limited edition bottlings of Royal Salute have been released by the brand to mark important Royal occasions and milestones such as the Union of the Crown, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation among others.
The Royal Salute Eternal Reserve was released in 2015, enclosed within a specially designed, hand-made Wade porcelain flagon adorned with the brilliant new insignia. Designed to represent both the Circular Blending process and the 88 barrels chosen to create the whisky, the Royal Salute Eternal Reserve is a prestigious and worthy inclusion in the brand’s celebrated and coveted inventory.
Along with the Royal Salute Eternal Reserve, The Royal Salute holds an amazing line of whiskies such as Royal Salute 38, Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute, The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute and the Royal Salute 100 Cask Selection
Making Process of The Royal Salute Eternal Reserve
Chivas Regal have created the Eternal Reserve blend using an innovative and immensely special procedure of maturing the whisky known as Circular Blending.
The Eternal Reserve blend is initially created using some of the finest and the most prestigious source whiskies available to the Chivas Brothers. Only the whiskies with the most everlasting finish is chosen to create the heart of the Royal Salute Eternal Reserve blend.
The fingerprint malt whiskies for all Chivas blends are traditionally from the Strathisla Distillery at the Speyside. It is the oldest Speyside distillery and the oldest continuously functioning distillery in Scotland.
Once married together to perfection, the blended whisky is then married in 88 handpicked barrels and stored in what the brand refers to as the Royal Vault for a period of six months.
Before being removed from the barrels and bottled, some of the spirit from the 88 barrels is held back into the 88 barrels used to mature it. This residual whisky is then used for the next batch of whisky, which will similarly have some of its blend held back. This is the process described by Royal Salute as Circular Blending, ensuring the whisky lives on forever. Source - https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/scotch-whiskey/royal-salute-the-eternal-reserve-born-of-special-blending/
Alcohol Percentage of the Royal Salute Eternal Reserve
The Royal Salute Eternal Reserve carries an alcohol strength of 40% ABV, the standard permissible limit for Scotch whiskies.
Awards of the Royal Eternal
The Royal Salute Eternal Reserve has not won any major whisky tasting awards or medals.
Royal Salute Eternal Reserve Tasting Notes
A dreamy sensation of ripeness is the first to arrive. Pears in syrup, honeycomb and creamy vanilla. An unmistakable promise of intense sweetness to come.
Time passes to reveal a beautiful and incredibly long lingering culmination. Like the eternal cycle of nature. A finish that lasts and lasts; never-ending.
Like the changing of green to gold and the falling of the leaves, the burst of the rich sensuality of liquid honey, juice-laden oranges and tangy liquorice. Mellow, graceful and serene.
More whiskies in the league
Royal Salute 21 Year Old
The Chivas Brothers have a long and esteemed history in the art of blending rare Scotch whisky. This expertise is on display here with the Royal Salute 21 Year Old. Beginning where others end, the 21 Year Old is a complex Scotch, ranging from sweet orange marmalade to chocolate and coconut. Available in the now famous porcelain bottle that comes in three different colours representing the jewels inlaid into the Crown Jewels. Sapphire blue, emerald green and ruby red.
Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute
The prestigious and limited edition Royal Salute 62 gun is a luxury Blended Scotch whisky which takes its name from the highest military salute, the “62 Gun Salute” fired from the Tower of London to mark royal anniversaries. This expression has been made from a blend of whiskies which are aged for at least 40 years. Presented in an exquisite blue carafe, inlaid with 24-carat gold, it comes packadged in a blue gift box and a book describing the creation of the blend.
Royal Salute 32 Year Old
The new Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns, according to Chivas Brothers, is a blend of Scotch single malt and single grain whiskies aged for a minimum of 32 years. The distilleries these whiskies are drawn from are said to include “Longmorn with its creamy texture; the characteristically fruity Glen Keith; the sweetness of Tormore and the richness of Braeval as well as long-since closed distilleries – Lochside and Caperdonich.”
Royal Salute Chivas Scotch
The Royal Salute line of super-premium luxury Blended Scotch whiskies are produced by the Chivas Brothers. The very first Royal Salute blend was created in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, and was presented to her on the day of her Coronation in June, 1953. Since then, Royal Salute have produced many other luxury blends to commemorate momentous events and occasions celebrated by the British Monarchy such as the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, the anniversary of the Union of the Crown and more.
Royal Salute Diamond Tribute
The Royal Salute Diamond Tribute is a blended Scotch whisky from the Royal Salute inventory of ultra-premium luxury whiskies, created by the Chivas Brothers.
Royal Salute 100 Cask Selection
Royal Salute 100 Cask Selection is an ultra-premium blended Scotch whiskies belonging to the Royal Salute range from the house of Chivas Brothers. It is the only Scotch whisky range in the world that begins at 21 Years old and over.
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First launched in the year 1953, the Royal Salute expression from Chivas Brothers was developed in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Carrying forth the history of a brand that has always enjoyed the preference of the British monarchy, the Royal Salute expressions pulled out all the stops to truly redefine what elegance inside and outside the bottle looked like.
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