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ROYAL SALUTE UNVEILS THE FLASK EDITION
BESPOKE FLASK OFFERS WHISKY CONNOISSEURS THE BEST OF BRITISH LUXURY ON THE MOVE
Royal Salute, the exceptionally crafted and aged Scotch whisky, has unveiled an exclusive bespoke collector’s item – Royal Salute 30-Year-Old The Flask Edition, offering whisky connoisseurs a luxurious way to drink Royal Salute on the move. The collector’s item houses a precious, rich and silky 30-year-old liquid, crafted exclusively by Royal Salute’s Director of Blending, Sandy Hyslop, and is presented alongside a bespoke porcelain flask, and other elegant accessories, from London’s award-winning designer, Afroditi Krassa.
A distinctive, full-bodied blend, Royal Salute 30-year-old The Flask Edition has been expertly crafted with some of the finest Scotch whiskies, aged for a minimum of 30 years. Providing the perfect vessel to house this unique blend, the edition is accompanied by a custom-made porcelain flask complete with funnel and wooden serving tray designed to provide the ultimate whisky drinking experience at home or while travelling. Afroditi Krassa, who created the refined accessories, has taken inspiration from for the iconic shape and material of the Royal Salute 21-year-old flagon.
Peter Moore, Global Prestige Brand Director at Chivas Brothers, commented: “The Royal Salute 30-Year-Old The Flask Edition is a unique collector’s item that represents the perfect travel accessory for those on the go and celebrates our brand’s long history of crafting and refining luxury. The Flask Edition was first exclusively released in China and sold out immediately. Given this success, we are delighted to release limited quantities of this extraordinary product globally and give whisky aficionados the chance to enjoy Royal Salute at home or on the move.”
London-based Afroditi Krassa said of the collaboration: “I have a simple motivation each time I start a new project: I want to challenge the status quo. That’s why I was so inspired by Royal Salute – while all other whisky brands are content with glass, Royal Salute houses its whisky in precious porcelain. I wanted to apply the same attitude to a flask and create something that is beautiful while also turning tradition on its head. Ceramics has a rich history and this project presented a really interesting contrast of ancient techniques crafted for a modern audience.” We asked her about how she followed the whisky savouring ritual when implementing the design. She describes how “The archetypical flask became the reference and the expression of a portable, classic whisky decanter. During my visits to Furstenberg’s factory, I discovered the crystalline glazing process which is more than 1500 years old. I absolutely fell in love with the richness of the material, the depth of colour and its extremely decorative visual character. I wanted the bottles to become vessels for showing this stunning glazing.”