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- Royal Salute sponsors the Argentine Polo Open for the first year and pays homage to the Kings of polo, today -

Royal Salute has expanded their World Polo Programme to become a sponsor of The 2012 Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Argentine Polo Open Championship), marking their commitment to the 'Sport of Kings' in polo today, and for the future. The Argentine Open is the world's leading high-handicap tournament, which takes place in the picturesque borough of Palermo (Catedral del Polo) in Buenos Aires, between 17th November - 8th December. Royal Salute will offer the discerning gentlemen a true luxurious experience paying homage to the patrons and players, the true kings of polo today.

This historic 40-goal event brings to life the 'Kings' of polo today by attracting the best players and patrons from around the globe, riding the very best horses and all wanting to win the prestigious title of 'best polo team in the world'. Demonstrating unbelievable skill and sportsmanship from world class players, who will battle it out, in what is anticipated to be the most exciting final of the polo season.

Established as the oldest championship in the world and still remaining to draw an international crowd of over 20,000 people, Royal Salute is proud to be part of the 119th Argentine Polo Open Championship 2012.

Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director for Royal Salute, commented: "As the world's leading prestige Scotch whisky, we believe Royal Salute is the perfect partner for "the sport of kings" and through our new sponsorship of the Argentine Open we will bring this to life. The Royal Salute team is extremely excited to be a part of such a historic event in polo and look forward to becoming a permanent figure in the world of polo for the future."

Royal Salute's commitment to international polo is ever growing, with sponsorships of some of the world's most prestigious polo events across America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Royal Salute World Polo programme continues, with the 119 Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo December.






Royal Salute

Royal Salute begins where other whiskies end, as only the most precious whiskies aged for at least 21 years are used to create the masterful and sophisticated blend.

Royal Salute represents the pinnacle of Scotch whisky, with a range that starts with Royal Salute 21 Year Old, and includes Royal Salute 38 Year old and Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute – the world’s oldest permanent whisky expression.

Originally crafted in 1953 by Chivas Brothers to mark the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Salute continues to celebrate inspiring and noble leadership today through its committed support of international polo.

Royal Salute World Polo

Royal Salute World Polo is proud to be involved with some of the worlds most prestigious and luxurious polo tournaments, including:

  • Argentina 119th Argentine Polo Open, Palermo, Buenos Aires
  • Australia Portsea Polo Cup, Victoria
  • Brazil Copa Ouro Championship, Indaiatuba, São Paulo 
  • China Royal Salute China Open, Beijing
  • India Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup, Jodhpur
  • South Korea Royal Salute Gold Cup, Jeju
  • Spain Sotogrande Polo Cup, Cadiz
  • UAE Royal Salute Nations Cup, Dubai
  • USA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Greenwich, New York

Royal Salute World Polo is also proud to have been involved in several polo tournaments, supporting charities whose patrons include the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, including:

  •  Brazil Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup 2012, Campinas, São Paulo State
  • USA The Foundation Polo Challenge 2011, Santa Barbara, California in aid of the U.S Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
  • UK The Sentebale Polo Cup 2011, Coworth Park, Berkshire
  • UK Goldin Polo Cup, Tetbury
  • UK Kent and Curwen Cup 2012, Watership Down, Berkshire



Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin. Its portfolio includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport.In July 2010 Chivas Brothers launched The Age Matters campaign to help consumers understand the importance of Scotch whisky age statements.