Age cannot wither it

Why Royal Salute''s new 38 year old blend has taken Asia''s whisky lovers by storm.

With whisky the secret is to nose it, rather than taste it, says Chivas Brothers president for Asia, Peter Prentice, during a tasting. We always nose it at 20% alcohol because then you get the full bouquet.

The tasting is an opportunity to try one of the world's most exclusive whiskys, the just released Royal Salute 38 year old blend. The whisky is an enhancement of Royal Salute's existing 21 year blend and has been released in Japan and Korea at $1000 a bottle after duty.

Clearly this is a very expensive dram, and Prentice says its limited supply and beautiful packaging have made it the...

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