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Royal Salute The Diamond Tribute

12th June  2013
Royal Salute has unveiled The Diamond Tribute to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIís coronation.

To mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIís coronation, Royal Salute, has introduced a new permanent expression to its range of luxury Scotch whiskies, The Diamond Tribute.

This unveiling coincided with the 62 round Royal Gun Salute to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at HM Tower of London. Guests of Royal Salute were in attendance as part of our long-standing support of Historic Royal Palaces and The Diamond Tribute was served at a reception at the Queenís House.

The first bottles of Royal Salute were produced in June 1953 at the time of the coronation and have since been available in three different glazes denoting the rubies, sapphires and emeralds of the Imperial State Crown.

The Diamond Tribute takes its name from the most precious of gems and is in-keeping with the Royal Salute tradition of expertly blending only the most precious aged whiskies. The rarest of these have been selected from the locked Royal Salute vault at Strathisla Ė the oldest working distillery in the Highlands Ė where these casks rest under careful guard and watch until they have reached a minimum of 21 years of age.

Christian Porta, CEO of Chivas Brothers, comments: "It is appropriate for Royal Salute to mark the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth IIís coronation with the introduction of The Diamond Tribute. It is a distinctive whisky that befits the traditions and values of Royal Salute; combining age and craftsmanship to create a Scotch whisky of finesse and rich complexity."

Colin Scott, Master Blender for Royal Salute, continues: "Creating this whisky has been a great honour. It has immeasurable depth with rich aromas of peaches and sweet poached pears complemented by a sensation of sherry, and a wonderful spicy liquorice tang. It has a long, sweet and luscious warmth to finish."

Royal Salute The Diamond Tribute will be rolled out worldwide from July 2013 and will retail at £170/US$270 in Travel Retail.

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