Royal Salute has expanded its annual ‘Royal Celebrations at the Palace’ annual series, with a 21-Year-Old whisky, housed in a new limited edition special gift pack. The gift set is a tribute to the legendary Regent’s Banquet of 1817, an event that was held in the Brighton Pavilion, and that boasted more than 120 exotic dishes. Prepared by the world-famous Marie-Antoine Carême, the sophisticated banquet served jellies and custards dyed using sandalwood for red, saffron for yellow, boiled blood for black and a 4ft-high Turkish marzipan mosque.
Created by British wallpaper designer Angela Groundwater, the gift pack is decorated with the blue and gold motifs. The lid features a beautiful intricate laser cut design, inspired by the domes of the iconic building in East Sussex.
Royal Salute 21-Year-Old whisky has been exceptionally crafted and aged for a minimum of two decades. It is composed of aged malt and grain whiskies that have been matured at Royal Salute owner Chivas Brothers’ distilleries. A smooth texture of the whisky emits toffee apples and notes of liquorice and ginger aromas. The second taste brings in a rich medley of spices and a nuttiness of hazelnuts that have a mouth-filling intensity.
The 21-Year-Old whisky is bottled in Royal Dalton porcelain decanter and sits alongside a second Royal Dalton porcelain bottle, a miniature version designed especially for collectors. The bottle is decorated with cannons and a lion’s head as a tribute to the gun salutes fired from the Tower of London for royal celebrations.
150,000 Royal Salute Regent Banquet Festive Gift Packs are available worldwide for $130. This includes Asia and the Middle East (including an animation in Dubai Airport in November), where sales are expected to be particularly strong. It is also on sale at Harrods, priced at £150.