Dubai Celebrates the Sport of Kings at The Royal Salute Nations Cup – Scotch Whisky News

Dubai Celebrates the Sport of Kings at The Royal Salute Nations Cup

Royal Salute, the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, will host His Highness GajSingh II, The Maharaja of Jodhpur and His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll, at The United Arab Emirates Royal Salute Nations Polo Cup. The tournament takes place from 23-25 January 2013 at the luxurious Desert Palm Resort in Dubai.

Some of India’s most influential figures will accompany The Maharaja of Jodhpur, who will join Royal Salute in Dubai after his recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations during The Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Diamond Jubilee Cup tournament, which took place in Jodhpur, India at the end of last year.

In their third year as title sponsor of the Nations Cup, Royal Salute will host eleven teams competing in two divisions: 0-6 goals and 12-16 goals. The two day tournament will see Royal Salute continue to add an essence of true luxury to international polo by hosting glamorous events attended by royalty on and off the field.  Eric Benoist, Marketing Director of Chivas Brothers, owner of Royal Salute, commented: “The 2013 UAE Royal Salute Nations Cup will no doubt deliver some exciting polo over the two days, well supported by a number of luxury events off the field. We are thrilled to welcome our distinguished guests to share in our celebrations of the sport of kings during this prestigious polo event.  As ever, we are delighted to be title sponsor of this pinnacle tournament in the United Arab Emirates.”

Launched in 2009 by Adolfo Cambiaso, who also captained the winning UAE team in 2012, the Royal Salute Nations Cup is an annual event held to celebrate polo in Dubai, and to reinforce the Desert Palm as Middle East’s leading polo estate. The Royal Salute Nations Cup teams include patrons and players from the UAE, Great Britain, Iraq and Switzerland.

The tournament is the second fixture in the Royal Salute World Polo Series for 2013, following a successful event held recently in Portsea, Australia. The Royal Salute World Polo Series showcases the brand’s commitment to the most prestigious international polo events across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Guests present at the tournament will be given the opportunity to taste the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s Diamond Jubilee blend, one of the rarest and most bespoke blends ever created by Royal Salute.


About Royal Salute Royal Salute is the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, and begins where others end as only whiskies matured for at least 21 years are ever selected for Royal Salute blends. In 2012, Royal Salute became the first ever brand to be officially associated with the Royal Gun Salutes at the Tower of London, as part of a long term partnership with the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal Salute is a leading international supporter of polo, ‘the king of sports and the sport of kings’. Royal Salute World Polo is truly international with a presence in every major region globally: • Argentina Campeonado Abierto de Polo, Palermo, Buenos Aires • Australia Sydney Gold Cup, Sydney and Portsea Polo, Victoria • Brazil Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, São Paulo and Copa Ouro São José Polo,  São Paulo • China Royal Salute China Open, Beijing • India Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup, Jodhpur • Italy Polo Gold Cup, Cortina d’ Ampezzo • South Korea Royal Salute Polo Cup, Jeju • Spain Snow Polo, Baqueira, Lérida and Sotogrande, Cádiz • UAE Royal Salute Nations Cup, Dubai • USA Foundation Polo Challenge, Santa Barbara and Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Greenwich, New York • UK The Sentebale Polo Cup, Coworth Park,  Kent & Curwen Polo Club, London And Beaufort Polo Cup, Tetbury

About 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.

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