Royal Salute, the master of exceptional aged Scotch whisky, invites those who enjoy new luxury experiences to discover the magic of a Jodhpur night, as it continues to honour polo through the newest release in its iconic Polo Collection, the Royal Salute 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition.
Celebrating Royal Salute’s longstanding affinity with polo, the ‘Sport of Kings’, which dates back over a decade, this limited-edition expression follows the Scotch’s ethos of entering new kingdoms by capturing the culture and flavours of emblematic polo locations around the world. As the birthplace of modern polo and with its authentic roots in royalty and ritual, the Blue City of Jodhpur, India, was an organic inspiration for the fifth release in Royal Salute’s renowned Polo Collection.
Expertly crafted by Royal Salute Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, and endorsed by Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador and renowned polo player, Malcolm Borwick, the 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition is inspired by the rich spices and flavours of India and is a unique blend of carefully curated malt whiskies, which have been fully finished in virgin oak casks. The result is a stunning expression with notes of sweet mangos and coconut, rich caramel, and warming cinnamon cloves leading to a long and spicy finish.
Commenting on the latest release, Sandy Hyslop, said: “I always focus on telling the story of an expression when I am crafting a new release and so I was naturally drawn towards the iconic flavours of India when crafting the 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition. To honour these spices and aromas, I wanted this bespoke blend to have notes of sweet mango chutney and a spicy finish, to compliment the richness. With every sip, this expression transports you to the magic of Jodhpur.”
Shining a light on the Blue City, the 21 Year Old Jodhpur Polo Edition is housed in Royal Salute’s signature flagon, coloured in a vibrant yellow that contrasts with the stunning blue box. The design is reminiscent of a magical night in Jodhpur, with a majestic Indian palace as the central focus overlooked by a large golden moon, stars, and the twinkling lights of the city.
Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador, Malcom Borwick, comments: “Having played polo in Jodhpur numerous times, the city holds a dear place in my heart. It has a strong history with the sport and is referred to as one of the oldest homes of the modern game. This rich equestrian heritage, along with its spectacular historic architecture and its blue houses, makes it a fitting destination to honour with the exceptional 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition. I really look forward to enjoying a dram of the new release on the side-lines after a polo match in the Blue City!”
The Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Jodhpur Polo Edition will be available in limited quantities from May 2023 at selected specialist retailers around the globe. For more information, please visit royalsalute.com or follow @royalsalute on social media.