Royal Salute Polo
7th December 2013, Palermo Polo Open
This year’s 120th Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (The Argentine Open) will be contested between Alegria and La Dolfina on Saturday 7th December. Alegria caused one of Polo’s biggest upsets in recent years by knocking out Ellerstina, 19-15, in what was a thrilling display of high goal polo.
World polo’s most prestigious tournament
The world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, Royal Salute, is celebrating its second year as sponsor of world polo’s most prestigious tournament. The power and passion of the game of polo, the skill of the players, integrity and honour are values which are also inherent to Royal Salute whisky, making it the perfect sponsorship blend.
To further mark the brand’s commitment to polo, Royal Salute is also launching a new blend to coincide with The Argentine Open. The Polo Batch Limited Edition whisky, which will be available worldwide from December 2013 is a 21 Year Old Whisky which has been specially developed by Royal Salute’s Master Blender Colin Scott, who aimed to create an “exquisite taste, for an exquisite sport.”
Saluting the Game of Kings
Royal Salute has also asked celebrity German model and photographer Johannes Huebl to capture the pure sportsmanship of the game and the essence of an afternoon at the polo, both on and off the field, in spectacular images. Johannes was inspired by the skill and passion involved after seeing the exhilarating display at the Sentebale Royal Salute polo Cup in Greenwich, USA, earlier this year, which he attended with his fashion blogger and stylist girlfriend, Olivia Palermo. With his discerning taste and artistry, Johannes has been tasked with capturing imagery that will salute the Game of Kings. Johannes will tweet images live from the event to his 100,000+ followers on social media channel Instagram.
The tournament is the penultimate fixture in the Royal Salute World Polo Series for 2013, showcasing the brand’s commitment to the most prestigious international polo events across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director for Royal Salute, commented: “This is the second year the prestigious Argentine Open has been included as part of the Royal Salute World Polo activities and it is a great privilege to support the greatest polo tournament in the world. We are also excited to have Johannes Huebl on board who will be helping Royal Salute uncover the skill, courage and craftsmanship behind the game though his photography. There’s no better event to capture all these elements than the Argentine Open, so we expect some striking and inspiring imagery as a result.”