You GO girl! Queen to launch largest navy ship with whisky
on 02/07/14 at 10:56 amSpirits
Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II will formally name the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship with a bottle of Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Replacing the more traditional custom of smashing a bottle of Champagne on the side of the ship, The Queen will launch the brand new HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier from Rosyth Naval Dock yard in Scotland by smashing a bottle of Bowmore The Taste of Islay against the carrier.
The Queen visited Bowmore distillery on 9 August 1980 and was the first and only distillery visit Her Royal Highness has made to a whisky distillery in an official capacity.
A special cask of Bowmore Whisky was laid down in Queen Elizabeth’s name upon her visit almost 24 years ago, which is today handed out by The Queen as a gift to visiting royalty and dignitaries.