Royal Salute 21 year old, 40%

Price: $170.00 Issue: Summer 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Not exactly a new whisky for the Jubilee, just a new pack, but it's a good enough excuse to have a look at this top-end blend. Great maturity with masses of orchard fruits and a hint of passion fruit as well. The oak is rounded and supple while with water a banana note is released. Thick and chewy, with more grip than suggested on the nose and a little nut on the finish. Great blending.