Time and age are not the kindest masters. Fortunately, when it comes to whisky, only time can work the subtle changes that teases out a whisky’s truest beauty. In this respect, Royal Salute’s 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish is a contender for the belle of the ball.
This exceptional scotch was crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, using some of the oldest and most valuable whiskies in the whisky maker’s collection. While Royal Salute is well-known for its blends, it took a different direction for the 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish. Out of the 52 years of maturation that the whisky went through, the last 14 was spent in a single cask, not unlike the time period that many Scotch single malts spend in a cask.
Each bottle of this ultra rare whisky comes individually numbered and housed in hand-blown Dartington crystal decanter. The decanter itself sits in a beautiful box that’s composed of five different layers of wood, each representing a decade in the life of the blend. Royal Salute has released 106 bottles of this limited edition blend, but only two are making their way to Singapore.
If you would like to be one of the two owners of the Royal Salute 52 Year Old Single Cask Finish in Singapore, you can bid for one of the bottles during Pernod Ricard’s 30th anniversary party that is happening on 22 January. It’ll be for a good cause though. The entire proceeds from the auction will be going to MINDS. The second bottle is only available through enquiry via email.