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The Vintage Blend
 2002 Release 

A unique blend meticulously crafted
and refined using exceptional 21 year old whiskies,
all laid down in casks in 2002.

the unique character of a single year

Royal Salute has been renowned for commemorating significant milestones since its inception in 1953, when it was created to celebrate the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

As the inaugural expression of a wider series of precious vintage blends, the The Vintage Blend 2002 Release marks Royal Salute’s first ever vintage release and has been chosen to honour the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s golden jubilee.

Tasting notes


On the nose, clear notes of poached pears, apple tart with vanilla custard and hints of orange peel, combined with creamy toffee, aromatic cinnamon spice and toasted oak.


Sweet notes of creamy toffee apple, ripe plums and a subtle hint of honey blossom, paired beautifully with sticky toffee pudding and gingerbread.


Rich, sweet and elegant.

Expertly created by Royal Salute’s Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, the 21 Year Old Vintage Blend 2002 Release is a perfect build on the classic and iconic 21 Year Old Signature Blend. Every element of this Vintage blend is the result of precise craftmanship and intricate experimentation, using only the finest 21 Year Old whiskies laid down in American oak casks in 2002.

The hand-selected malts and grain whiskies ensure a delicate balance between the incredibly rich character of Royal Salute’s renowned style, with a smooth and sweet nature strongly influenced by single malts from the iconic Longmorn Distillery.

Available exclusively in selected Duty-Free stores in airports around the globe.

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