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Miami, Polo, And Prince Harry: Royal Salute Debuts Miami Polo Edition

Royal Salute Miami Polo Edition

Royal Salute launched the sixth whisky in its Polo Collection, the Miami Polo Edition, with Prince Harry on hand

Prince Harry joined Royal Salute for a polo match in Magic City as it unveiled its 21-Year-Old Miami Polo Edition. The sixth edition in the Chivas Brothers-owned brand’s polo-inspired collection comes endorsed by celebrated player and brand ambassador, Malcolm Borwick.

“Miami is a special place and somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time, being such an integral stop on the international polo circuit,” noted Borwick. “The city’s cultural energy is electric, and as a contemporary capital of polo, it’s a fitting destination to honor within the Royal Salute Polo Collection. Capturing its dynamism within a high-aged Scotch whisky is no easy feat, and this new blend will be a perfect dram to enjoy after my next polo match there.”

Crafted by Royal Salute’s Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, to embrace the city’s sun-kissed energy, the new expression presents a first in the brand’s blending history, with a whisky finished in a blend of classic first-fill bourbon and first-fill rye casks. The result of this all-American oak cask finish is smooth with vanilla and coconut, and a subtly spiced finish.

The finest first-fill bourbon and rye casks impart incredible flavors

“Miami is such a dynamic city, so we wanted to craft a blend that would echo this with an exciting new dimension,” said Hyslop. “Selecting the finest first-fill bourbon and rye casks to finish the special formulation of whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years allowed us to impart some incredible flavors and emphasize the sweet and spicy notes of the final blend, perfectly nodding to Miami’s vibrant scene.”

The 21-Year-Old Miami Polo Edition comes presented in a pink flagon, itself housed in a presentation box adorned with an illustrative design depicting post-polo match gatherings, set against Miami’s art-deco architecture.

Royal Salute Miami Polo Edition box bottle

The bottling was unveiled during a two-day event, which included a high-energy polo match at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, when Malcolm Borwick and Prince Harry took to the field in front of a crowd of over 300 guests for the ‘Royal Salute Polo Challenge in Support of Sentebale’. The event brought together guests championing the charity’s work supporting vulnerable people and their communities to address issues of health, wealth inequality and climate resilience in Lesotho and Botswana. The brand has been a long-term supporter of the charity, which was co-founded in 2006 by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and the Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.

The Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Miami Polo Edition is available in limited quantities at specialist retailers globally at an SRP from $250 USD. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.

Last year’s Polo Edition celebrated the birthplace of modern polo, Jodhpur.