ON TOP OF THE WORLD: ROYAL SALUTE BECOMES FIRST SCOTCH WHISKY ON RECORD TO SUMMIT EVEREST
Including to a 12 months of momentous celebrations, Royal Salute – the grasp of exceptionally aged Scotch whisky – has launched photos of the second a $25,000 flagon was efficiently carried to the summit of Mount Everest. It marks a world first for whisky, as the primary bottle of Scotch recorded as having ever reached the summit of the very best Earthly level.
In a real journey of celebration, this ascension mission was completed on Tuesday 23 Could 2023, virtually 70 years to the day that legendary conquerors Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first scaled the 29,030ft mountain and positioned the Union Jack on the high. Information of the feat reached Britain on the daybreak of two June 1953, including to the extraordinary heritage of that vital day which additionally marked the Coronation Day of Queen Elizabeth II and the origin of Royal Salute, which was created in Her Majesty’s honour and gifted to her that morning.
Seven many years later, Royal Salute continues to mark vital milestones. The flagon was carried by Ang Dorjee Sherpa – a Nepali born Everest information who has braved the treacherous slopes greater than 20 instances – and accompanied by intrepid mountaineers led by Man Cotter in assist of the Everest70 celebrations. The expression chosen for the anniversary expedition was a Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Version; a coveted launch introduced in April this 12 months.
A restricted launch of simply 500 flagons, the Version is an opulent mix of over 53 uncommon malt and grain whiskies, reflecting the 12 months Royal Salute was first crafted, leading to a superbly wealthy expression that has delicately candy and playfully spicy notes. It’s housed in a valuable Dartington crystal decanter that withstood the acute circumstances of the mountain all through the gruelling expedition to guard the uncommon and status Scotch.
On receiving information of the secure and profitable ascent, Royal Salute International Advertising and marketing Director Mathieu Deslandes stated “Conquering Everest is a outstanding achievement; to have Royal Salute accompanying these courageous climbers to the highest of the world fills me with immense delight. Uniting with our companions to have a good time 70 years of shared anniversaries pays homage to the spectacular comradery of the climbing groups in 1953 and 2023, whereas elevating cash for such a worthwhile trigger. This can be a new second in our historical past that we are going to at all times keep in mind and be happy with.”
Upon leaving Nepal, the record-breaking flagon of Royal Salute Coronation of King Charles III Version shall be taken to London the place it will likely be auctioned to boost funds for The Himalayan Belief – a charity arrange by the late Sir Edmund Hillary. bidders are invited to formally submit a pre-bid by way of electronic mail, forward of the stay Everest 70 public sale on Thursday 15th June. Pre-bids might be despatched to The Himalayan Belief UK by way of email@example.com, utilizing the topic “Everest 70 public sale pre-bid”. Alongside your pre-bid (in GBP), bidders should embrace their full title and get in touch with particulars. 100% of the proceeds go on to The Himalayan Belief UK (registered charity quantity 1000153) to assist its work in reworking the training and enhancing well being for Nepal’s mountain folks.
This expedition wouldn’t have been doable with out the assist of Lisa Choegyal, Journey Consultants New Zealand and Himalayan Guides Nepal. For extra data on the anniversary expedition and particulars on the public sale, please go to royalsalute.com or observe @royalsalute on social media.