The Queen Has Launched Her Own Gin And It's A Whole Mood
Is it just us, or is this the most British turn of events to have ever happened?
The Royal Collection Trust gin - which comes with a price tag of £40 for a 70cl bottle - is made from botanicals picked straight from the palace gardens.
Rumour has it that the Queen's favourite tipple is a glass of gin and Dubonnet, so it's rather fitting that she should dabble in the world of gin-making.
The Buckingham Palace premium small-batch London dry gin is infused with citrus and herbal notes derived from 12 delicious botanicals.
Think lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves - all of which are gathered from the palace grounds.
Savoury and aromatic, the gin is described as "the perfect thirst-quencher".
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The royal recommendation for serving? Pour a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and finish with a garnish of lemon.
Beyond the palace walls, the royal gardens are home to 30 species of birds and over 250 species of wildflowers.
The planting of mulberry trees dates right back to the reign of James I and continues today, with 40 species of the trees in the Palace garden.
Clocking in at 42% abv, the gin will also be sold at The Royal Collection Trust shops and served at official events at the Palace.
Profits from sales of the gin will go to charity The Royal Collection Trust, which helps to fund the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment of the Collection through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational programmes.
Buckingham Palace gin can be purchased online from www.rct.uk/shop at £40.00 for a 70cl bottle and is available at Royal Collection Trust shops.
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