Drawing from the exceptionally aged range of casks laid down over the years by Chivas Brothers in the Highlands of Scotland, Charles skilfully married the powerful flavours of whiskies aged no less than 21 years to craft a blend fit for royalty. He would name his masterpiece Royal Salute 21 Years Old, in reference to the long tradition of firing cannons as a sign of respect or welcome to sovereigns and dignitaries: the 21-Gun Royal Salute. Over the years, this special blend has stayed true to its roots. The porcelain flagon, crafted by the world-famous artisans at Wade, is sculpted in Cornish clay from the Jurassic-era, then naturally air-dried and finished by hand with a double layer of glazing to protect its precious contents. The three different colours of glaze used to dress the flagons – Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald – symbolize the precious gems on the Imperial State Crown.
Powerful aromas of sweet pears and citrus fruits are balanced with the full fragrance of Autumn flowers. Elegant aromas of sweet vanilla and a dry oakiness are enhanced with subtle notes of sherry and smoke. The first taste of Royal Salute brings the subtleties of the nose to life. Sumptuous sweet orange marmalade flavours infused with fresh pears burst across the tongue. The second taste brings in a rich medley of spices and a nuttiness of hazelnuts that have a mouth-filling intensity and then the final warmth from hints of masculine smokiness. It finishes rich, long & lingering.
The CAO Flathead Cigar Collection is inspired by the classic hot rods of the 50’s and 60’s. CAO was founded in 1968 and their factory is located Estelì, Nicaragua. While the company is rich with history, their passion is creating new cigars using unique and rare tobaccos. CAO has two advantages that many other cigar brands don’t have, a license to do anything and the leaves to pull it off. The type of tobacco, the origin or the packaging used bare no restrictions. CAO also has the largest inventory of tobacco and best access to rare, small-batch leave in the business. That means they can do things that no one has ever tried before, like making the Flathead or Pilon.