Royal Salute, one of the most coveted and admired luxury spirit brands in the world, hosted an exclusive dinner with the selection committee for the international Mark of Respect Award at the Peninsula Hotel.

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This year’s Mark of Respect award winner will be chosen by an esteemed selection committee who are also leaders and notable names in the Asian community. The selection committee will consist of three members, who are all proven achievers in their respected fields, including:

  • Stewart Kwoh, founding President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Lisa Ling, television journalist, best known as host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling”
  • James Ryu, Publisher of KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine

(Hors d’oeuvres.)

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(Royal Salute.)

“I’m truly honored to be part of this year’s selection committee, responsible for choosing the winner of the Royal Salute Mark of Respect Award,” said Lisa Ling. “I take great pride in acknowledging the work that’s done in our industry that supports the Asian-American community and I applaud Royal Salute for its dedication in recognizing those who look to do the same.”

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(Master of Scotch Rick Edwards educates everyone on how to drink the Royal Salute.)

Much like Royal Salute, the Mark of Respect award recipients have always been identified as individuals who begin where others end, showing their true desire and passion to achieve the absolute best.

Guests were treated to a four course meal.

(House Smoked Salmon – Goat Cheese Mousse, Pickled Onions, Capers.)

(Braised Veal Cheek – Celery Root Puree, Caramelized Parsnip and Almonds.)

(Flourless Chocolate Cake – Intenso Chocolate Mousse, Vanilla Ice Cream.)

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The Mark of Respect Award recipient will be announced on Friday, December 5th at the 13thannual Unforgettable Awards in Los Angeles.

The recipient will embody the brand’s spirit of excellence and carry out the same values and traditions that Royal Salute represents:dedication and leadership in their respective professions, an exceptional work ethic, and inspiring current and future generations to come.

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Since 2006, the brand has paid the ultimate tribute to one deserving individual within the Asian-American community and will continue this tradition by announcing the Mark of Respect Award winner at the 2014 Unforgettable Awards, one of the premier entertainment events of the year for the Asian community.

“As Royal Salute aspires to always begin where others end our extension of the international Mark of Respect Award to the U.S. is our way of continuing Royal Salute’s tradition of paying tribute and honoring leaders in the Asian community here in the U.S.,” said Wayne Hartunian, Vice President, Scotch & Cognac, Pernod Ricard USA. “The brand will continue to celebrate inspirational leaders that exemplify the highest level of excellence in to their respected fields and community.”

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For additional information please visit www.royalsalute.com, and www.twitter.com/RoyalSalute.



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