The Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns

29-09-2016 By Emily Stockden

In fitting tribute to the creation of the British Monarchy in 1603, the Union of the Crowns is a blend of precious single malt and grain whiskies aged for a minimum of 32 years. It’s only available through global travel retail at a recommended retail price of 380 USD… And now the story and flavours behind it.

The Royal Salute 32 Year Old Union of the Crowns, offers an incredible flavour experience that promises to be even better than the sum of its parts. Firstly, every whisky in the blend has been aged for over 32 years, immediately promising depth of flavour.

Chivas Royal Salute Union of Crown with glasses of whisky

Secondly, each whisky has been hand-selected from some of Scotland’s great distilleries. We’re told to expect Longmorn’s creamy texture; the distinct fruitiness of Glen Keith; Tormore’s sweetness and Braeval’s richness. Perhaps even more appealing is the inclusion of whiskies from Lochside and Caperdonich – both are long-since closed. The final expression offers a rich and fruity nose with flavours of soft caramel toffee, dark chocolate and orange with a touch of ginger cake.

Lastly, it is presented in a handmade flagon embossed with a distinguished hand-hammered silver plaque. The flagon’s neck is decorated with a rose, a thistle and a shamrock and a black stone set on a silver crown tops each bottle.