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Our Kingdom

Inspired by a passion for tradition, born as a tribute to a queen,
crafted with a desire for perfection. Step into a world of
enchantment and wonder, and discover the unique history of
Royal Salute and inspiring people who make it.

In 1953, the young Princess Elizabeth ascended the throne. The occasion called for a tribute fit for a queen and so an exquisite blend was created using whisky from Strathisla, the oldest working distillery in the Scottish Highlands.

It was given the name Royal Salute – after the famous 21-gun-salute – and so began the story of a remarkable whisky. It was given the name Royal Salute – after the famous 21-gun-salute – and so began the story of a remarkable whisky.

MASTER BLENDER

Sandy Hyslop

Only the fifth Master Blender in the history of Royal Salute, Sandy Hyslop has perhaps the most enviable, and the most pressurised job in Speyside. At his disposal is one of the most valuable collections of whiskies in the world. Laid down by Master Blenders before him, Sandy blends this precious selection of rare, aged whiskies, weaving together their individual qualities to create nothing short of magic.

 

Our ambassadors

Malcolm Borwick

Former England Polo Captain, Malcolm brings his in depth knowledge and love of the sport – as well as his natural charm – to his role as ambassador, hosting Royal Salute polo clinics that open up the ‘Sport of Kings’ to an enthusiastic new audience.

Duke of Argyll

A keen and knowledgeable supporter of the Scottish whisky industry, the Duke of Argyll is Grand Master and Patron of the Keepers of the Quaich and has been a friend to Royal Salute for over 20 years.

Our partners

Sentebale

For over a decade, Royal Salute has proudly supported the Duke of Sussex’ charity, Sentebale, which raises funds to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.

Historic Royal Palaces

Custodians of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and more, The Historic Royal Palaces charity preserves and reinvigorates remarkable buildings, giving the people of today a rich insight into the lives of historic royal figures.

Our Spiritual Homes

SCOTLAND

Strathisla
Distillery

Discover where the magic happens and step inside the coveted Royal Salute Vault on a visit to the home of Royal Salute.

LONDON

Tower of
London

Immerse yourself in an ultra-exclusive, money-can’t-buy interactive whisky experience in one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

WORLDWIDE

Olfactory
Studio

Ignite your Olfactory senses as the world of whisky meets the world of perfume, in a VIP tasting experience that takes you on a journey of sensory discovery.