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In 1953, Chivas Brothers paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by setting out to create the ultimate blended Scotch whisky. the first flagons adorned with the royal crest, were sealed on the day of her coronation. It was to be known as Royal Salute 21 Year Old, after the 21-gun salute of friendship and respect that has been fired to honour dignitaries, sovereigns and nations since medieval times. Royal Salute 21 Year Old is bottled in hand crafted porcelain flagons, produced by Wade porcelain, bearing a Gaelic motto which translates as 'fidelity, stability since 1801'. the three different colours of glaze on the decanters - ruby, sapphire and emerald - symbolise the precious gems on the Imperial State Crown. Every single drop of whisky within this blend has matured for a minimum of 21 years.