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The Queen Launches Gin Made On Sandringham Estate

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The Queen Launches Gin Made On Sandringham Estate

The Queen has launched her own gin, made from plants grown on her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The Sandringham Celebration Gin has been made in a distillery on the royal estate, and retails at £50 per 50cl bottle.

The gin is flavoured with leaves from myrtle plants grown at Sandringham, as well as exotic Sharon fruit from the estate's garden.

The gin is flavoured with leaves from myrtle plants grown at Sandringham, as well as exotic Sharon fruit (Credit: Sandringham Estate)
The gin is flavoured with leaves from myrtle plants grown at Sandringham, as well as exotic Sharon fruit (Credit: Sandringham Estate)
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Bottles of the tipple are being sold on the estate's online shop, with the description explaining: "Distilled in a barn, here at Sandringham, our gin includes Sharon fruit, a woody tree related to ebony also known as the Chinese Persimmon.

"It is grown in the walled garden on a sheltered wall at the end of what was the Persimmon range of glass houses, built on the winnings of the famous racehorse, Persimmon, owned by King Edward VII.

"Also used in the Sandringham gin is foliage from myrtle plants which originated from a cutting taken from Princess Alexandra's wedding bouquet on her marriage to Prince Albert Edward, who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra."

It's not the first gin launched by the Queen this year (Credit: Unsplash)
It's not the first gin launched by the Queen this year (Credit: Unsplash)
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They are also expected to be sold in the Sandringham gift shop once restrictions are lifted.

It's not the only royal gin that's launched recently. Just earlier this year, the Queen released another tipple.

The Buckingham Palace premium small-batch London dry gin, priced at £40, is infused with citrus and herbal notes derived from 12 botanicals.

We're talking lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves - all from palace gardens.

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The Buckingham Palace premium small-batch London dry gin, priced at £40 (Credit: Royal Collection)
The Buckingham Palace premium small-batch London dry gin, priced at £40 (Credit: Royal Collection)

The gin is described as "the perfect thirst-quencher" and is on sale 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.

You can buy it here.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tasty Drink, Food And Drink, Gin, The Queen

Lucy Devine
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