Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute
Royal Salute // Scotland
Now that you’ve learned about the 21 gun salute (see Royal Salute 21 Year), the 62 gun salute is an exclusive honor that occurs from the Tower of London for Royal anniversaries and special occasions such as the birth of the Royal Baby or Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. How 62 was the number chosen for these honors is as follows: the standard 21-gun salute, add 20 more for the salute occurring at the Tower of London, which is a Royal Palace & Fortress; and another 21 for the City of London itself. Though this whisky is not 62 years old, the whiskies selected for this blend are at least 40 years old.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
"What comes to mind right after nosing this whisky is the contrast in style with the other editions of the Royal Salute series. The 62 Gun Salute comes with a much darker approach. More dark chocolate, more dried fruits, more concentration, and less of the citrus profile. All very good indeed, just different. After some time in mouth, more complexity comes through, with red fruits like cherries or even old kirsch, followed by walnuts and caramel, before ending on Christmas spices notes. The whisky is complex and has a long finish."