This Royal Salute 38 Year Old takes its name from the legendary Stone of Destiny, one of the most powerful symbols of Scotland’s past. For centuries, the Stone has played a powerful role during the enthroning ceremonies of the ancient Kings & Queens of Scotland, as the seat which gave the seal of authority to the new Royal.
This age-old tradition carries on today and was last used at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953 – on the day Royal Salute Scotch Whisky was launched, as a tribute from Chivas Brothers to the New Queen.
Today, the Stone of Destiny rests under guard in Edinburgh Castle, together with the Sword of State & the other Honours of Scotland until the next Coronation.
Few other whiskies will be able to match this 38 year old for sheer age and extravagant packaging. It comes in a beautifully handcrafted, granite-like, porcelain flagon that bears a gold-plated stopper reminiscent of the hilt of ancient Scottish swords. Each bottle is beautifully encased in an elegant rich red box with a glossy black finish