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Greenwich Polo Club fall season to begin with inaugural 20 goal USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup

His Grace the Duke of Argyll and Peter Brant will lead celebrations at the opening polo match of the Fall Season at Greenwich Polo Club on Sunday September 2, 2012, with the inaugural 20 goal USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup. A piper will add a Scottish flavor to Labor Day weekend festivities, when VIPs will be asked to salute the sportsmanship of the players and their horses at the prize giving ceremony.

Royal Salute supports some of the most luxurious polo matches in the world, staged in the grandest venues and The Royal Salute Jubilee Cup enclosure in the beautiful, award-winning grandstand at Greenwich Polo Club is no exception. Local, national and international VIP guests will be treated to award winning L’Escale restaurant’s afternoon tea and a specially curated whisky salute, and prior to the match, will enjoy a private tour of the Karen Kilimnik exhibition at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Asprey, British jewellers and silversmiths since 1781, has created a special handmade sterling silver and gilt whisky tumbler for the winning team captain to mark the occasion.

Event Details:
Greenwich Polo Club, North Street, Greenwich 06831,CT
The USPA Royal Salute Jubilee Cup 20 goal polo match begins at 15:30, gates open for picnicking at 1pm. There will be a traditional half time divot stomp at 16:15, match ends at 17.15 followed by salute to the players and horses and prize giving at 17:30. Greenwich Polo Club closes at 6pm. Driving directions and details at http://www.greenwichpoloclub.com

Royal Salute
Royal Salute starts where other whiskies end, as only the most precious Scotch whiskies aged for a minimum of 21 years are used to create its powerful and sophisticated blend.

The Royal Salute range includes Royal Salute 21 Year Old, Royal Salute Hundred Cask Selection, Royal Salute 38 Year Old Stone of Destiny, and Royal Salute 62 Gun Salute - the oldest permanent whisky expression in the world, with whiskies aged for a minimum of 40 years. Royal Salute has also released a number of limited editions including Royal Salute 50 Year Old and Royal Salute Tribute to Honour.

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 with a portfolio that includes Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater Gin, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute, Aberlour, Plymouth Gin, Longmorn, Scapa, 100 Pipers, Clan Campbell, Something Special and Passport. http://www.chivasbrothers.com/

About Greenwich Polo Club
Established in 1981 by Peter Brant, the Greenwich Polo Club is the venue for high-goal polo in the Northeast. Nestled in the beautiful backcountry of Greenwich, CT and internationally recognized for its rosters of legendary teams and players, Greenwich Polo Club hosts public USPA high-goal polo matches on Sundays in June, July and September. http://www.greenwichpoloclub.com

About Asprey
Asprey, the British Standard since 1781, is renowned as makers of fine jewellery, china, silver, leather, watches, rare books, polo kit, special commissions, and items for the pleasure of giving. asprey.com

For further information:
Visit: chivasbrothers.com and royalsalute.com

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