The Evolution of the Royal Salute Bottle
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 1953
The Royal Salute 21 Year Old was launched as a coronation gift for Queen Elizabeth II in a striking green porcelain flagon, and housed in a hand-crafted Indian velvet pouch. Buckingham Palace granted special use of the Royal Coat of Arms on the first production run only.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 1959
The Chivas Brothers crest replaces the Royal Coat of Arms, bearing image of Robert the Bruce and a Gaelic motto which translates as Fidelity, Stability, since 1801.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 1960
The blue flagon is introduced and quickly becomes the most popular colour.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 1984
The burgundy flagon is introduced. For the first time ever the flagons are available in four different colours: blue, green, red and brown.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2003
The colours are enhanced and renamed Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby to reflect the gem stones of the crown jewels.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2007
Several changes to both neck labels, the shape and size of main crest label, cannon design, bottle shape and base crest are implemented.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2014
The bottle shape gains height and the label is simplified to give a more contemporary silhouette. Royal Salute’s signature lion replaces the Chivas Brothers crest.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2019
Royal Salute sees the end of the ruby and emerald flagons, along with the velvet pouch, but welcomes The Malts Blend and The Lost Blend into the core range.
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2021
In tribute to Royal Salute’s affinity with polo, the ‘Sport of Kings’, a limited edition series is released inspired by the different polo-playing surfaces – grass, sand and snow, with flagons designed in corresponding vibrant colours. This collection quickly became an exciting, lifestyle platform, and has since expanded into whiskies inspired by iconic polo destinations.Discover More About Polo
Royal Salute Bottle Evolution | 2022
Recyclable coated glass flagons are introduced for the core range expressions, as the first step towards a more sustainable future. While maintaining the quality and flavour of the whisky, and retaining the signature Royal Salute style, this small change has helped to significantly reduce our packaging carbon footprint.Our new glass flagon