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Royal Salute, the world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, marked its first year as official Whisky  sponsor of The 2012 Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo (Argentine Polo Open), with 20,000 strong international crowd watching Ellerstina win the world’s most prestigious tournament, 12-10.
With people gathering from all over Buenos Aires and around the world, the 119th Argentine Open got off to an exciting start between La Dolfina and Ellerstina. La Dolfina stole the first four chukkas 7-6, to take the lead going into the second half. Both teams came back with passion and determination, which saw Ellerstina powering through to regain the lead scoring in free play, taking the score to a nail biting 10-7.
Both teams were equally matched, the Pieres brothers, Facundo (10), Gonzalo (10) and Nicolas (9) and brother-in-law Aguerre (9) didn’t disappoint and fought hard to carry the ball up the field away from the strong 10-goal players from La Dolfina, Cambiaso (10), Stirling (10), Mac Donough (10) and Nero (10), to regain the title of the Argentina Polo Open Champion.
Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director for Royal Salute, commented: “Royal Salute begins where others end, like the Argentine Polo Open where teams are at least 27 goals to compete in the world’s most elite polo tournament. We are delighted to extend Royal Salute’s commitment to international polo here in Palermo and we look forward to many more opportunities in Argentina in the future.
Guests of Royal Salute were hosted by Chairman and CEO of Chivas Brothers Christian Porta, with Patron JB Lee and the rest of the Korean polo team, England player Malcolm Borwick and His Grace Torquhill Ian Campbell 13th Duke of Argyll all toasting Ellerstina win at the Royal Salute VIP bar.
The world’s most famous polo tournament took place from 17th November – 8th December; the final taking place on the 8th.
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.

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For further information please contact:

Francesca Gamble, PR Manager, Synergy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3128 6819 / +44 (0) 7841 410 823
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Royal Salute

For further information please contact:
Francesca Gamble, PR Manager, Synergy
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:
o Argentina Campeonado Abierto de Polo, Palermo, Buenos Aires
o Australia Sydney Gold Cup, Sydney and Portsea Polo, Victoria
o Brazil Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, São Paulo and Copa Ouro São José Polo, São Paulo
o China Royal Salute China Open, Beijing
o India Royal Salute Maharaja of Jodhpur Golden Jubilee Cup, Jodphur
o Italy Polo Gold Cup, Cortina d’ Ampezzo
o South Korea Royal Salute Polo Cup, Jeju
o Spain Snow Polo, Baqueira, Lérida and Sotogrande, Cádiz
o UAE Royal Salute Nations Cup, Dubai
o USA Foundation Polo Challenge, Santa Barbara and Royal Salute Jubilee Cup, Greenwich, New York
o UK The Sentebale Polo Cup, Coworth Park, Kent & Curwen Polo Club, London
And Beaufort Polo Cup, Tetbury
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.