Queen launches gin made with plants grown at Sandringham Estate

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Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Getty Images)

Families across the UK can celebrate this festive season with the queen's new brand of gin.

According to People, Her Majesty's Sandringham, where the royals usually spend Christmas, has launched its own gin made from plants grown in the Estate.

The gin is currently going for £50 (R 1018,70) and ingredients include Sharon fruit, a woody tree related to ebony, also known as the Chinese Persimmon, and foliage from myrtle plants, the Sandringham website reads.

"The Sharon Fruit is grown in the Walled Garden on a sheltered wall at the end of what was a range of glass houses, built on the winnings of the famous racehorse, Persimmon, owned by King Edward VII. The foliage from myrtle plants also grown on the Estate, 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."
-- The Sandringham Estate website

This isn't the first drink to come from the royal family. Back in July Buckingham Palace announced some Buckingham Booze: a citrus and herbal infused dry gin from botanicals growing in the queen's garden at Buckingham Palace. 

Compiled by Bashiera Parker

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