As a whisky created to honour the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, Royal Salute’s heritage is deeply connected to the tradition of the Coronation Ceremony. So naturally, the coronation of our new monarch, King Charles III, was an occasion demanding a celebration of the highest order — a spectacular new blended scotch whisky accompanied by a launch event unlike any other.
Hosted in the historic grounds of Westminster Abbey, the setting for every British coronation since 1066, the venue for the evening’s celebrations could not have been more fitting. On arrival, guests were immediately treated to a money-can’t-buy experience; an after-hours private tour of Westminster Abbey Church, where they walked the path that our new King would take just weeks later on his coronation – an unforgettable moment that set the tone for the remarkable evening ahead.
The striking gothic architecture of The Cloisters provided a dramatic backdrop for the cocktail reception, during which guests received a speech from the Cannon of the Abbey about its rich history and role in the Coronation Ceremony. The rousing sounds of a military band accompanied the guests as they made their way to dinner, situated in a breathtaking glass marquee, styled and lit to emulate a modern-day cathedral.