Royal Salute Unveils Its Prestigious New 62 Gun Salute Collection

Royal Salute, the master of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky, unveils its new 62 Gun Salute collection – a trio of exceptional blends, crafted as the ultimate expression of honour and celebration. The collection takes inspiration from Royal Salute’s regal heritage and evokes the sensory spectacle of the 62 Gun Salute ceremony, one of the British Monarchy’s highest forms of ceremonial honour, fired on State occasions from the Tower of London. 


Complementing the existing and highly awardedRoyal Salute 62 Gun Salute Original Reserve are two new expressions, masterfully crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender Sandy Hyslop. Each new blend brings its own enchanting evocation of the prestigious 62 Gun Salute ceremony;The American Oak Reserve has a vibrancy that reflects the intensity of the gun salute spectacle, whileThe Peated Reserve captures the subtle smokiness that drifts over the City of London at the conclusion of the salute. Each whisky in the award-winning collection* offers a powerful flavour experience, with a remarkably long finish. 


The 62 Gun Salute collection will sit proudly at the pinnacle of Royal Salute’s permanent offering and demonstrates its commitment to excellence in craftsmanship. Drawing on over 40 years of knowledge and experience, respected Master Blender Sandy Hyslop personally hand-selected the finest long-matured malt and grain whiskies to create blends of outstanding balance and exuberance. 


Sandy Hyslop said: “As the crowning jewel in Royal Salute’s portfolio, the crafting process behind this collection was lengthy and meticulous until I was absolutely confident we had blends representative of an authentic 62 Gun Salute ceremony. The collection’s flavour profile is beautifully complex and rounded, connecting all the senses to create a lasting taste experience that reflects the significance of the occasion.”


Every element of the62 Gun Salute collection has been designed to bring equal parts of enchantment and wonder; from the piano lacquered boxes to the decanters, presented in hues reflective of precious stones. Both the sophisticated and sculptural designs adorning the inside of the box represent the movement and dynamism of the 62 Gun Salute ceremony and the precious blends housed within.

The Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute Original Reserve and The American Oak Reserve will be released from July 2024, available at selected retailers globally and from The Whisky Exchange, at RRP $3,000 USD and RRP $3,300 USD respectively. The Peated Reserve will be released exclusively in duty-free airports initially, before being rolled-out globally, at RRP $3,300 USD. For more information, visit and follow @royalsalute.

Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute collection taste profiles:


The 62 Gun Salute Original Reserve 

Nose: An explosion of power, bursting with a zenith of intense sweet orange, mingles with a superb depth of nutty, oaky flavour. Just a sensation of smoke evokes a top dressing of distinction. The impressively long finish lingers luxuriously with superlative structure.
Taste: Flavour of ripe peach married together with the fragrant scent of boiled sweets provides a rich and intense aroma, impeccably rounded with notes of vanilla, crème brûlée and cinnamon.  
Finish: Long and warm, with a touch of gentle spice.


The 62 Gun Salute American Oak Reserve 

Nose: Sweet notes of vanilla fudge, freshly baked shortbread and genoise sponge are intertwined with fruity notes of blueberry muffins, sweet red apples and homemade strawberry jam. With time, hints of hazelnuts, lime zest and toasted oak develop.
Taste: Bursting with ripe tropical fruit flavours - namely pineapples, mango and papaya. These give way to sweet notes of butterscotch, vanilla custard and crystallised ginger. 
  Finish: Long, sweet and complex. 


The 62 Gun Salute Peated Reserve

Nose: Initial fruity notes of dark cherries, ripe pears and sweet green apples give way to blossom honey, milk chocolate honeycomb, homemade orange marmalade and soft bonfire smoke. 
Taste: Tangy orange zest and lemon sherbet are layered upon notes of ripe peaches, Jamaican ginger cake, toasted oak and wisps of sweet peat smoke.
Finish: A long, lively finish with enduring sweet smoke notes. 

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