- Buckingham Palace is introducing their own royal brand of gin.
- The gin will be made from botanicals growing in the queen's garden at Buckingham Palace.
- The gin combines notes of lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves and will be served at the queen's official royal events.
Forget the afternoon tea – Buckingham Palace is introducing their own brand of gin.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, they've created the citrus and herbal infused dry gin from botanicals growing in the queen's garden at Buckingham Palace. Taste it and you may get notes of lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves.
According to People, the charity's created the drink to raise funds for the conservation of the Queen's extensive art collection, which is one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact.
The gin can be purchased online but is also available at Royal Collection Trust shops, which were closed amid the pandemic but will reopen on 23 July along with Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh.
And in case you needed further confirmation you'll officially be living it up like a royal, the new gin will also be served at some of the queen's most prestigious official royal events.
Not that I’m addicted to gin, but this caught my eye this morning: new small batch gin infused by botanicals from the gardens of a Buckingham Palace (including mulberry leaves, bay leaves, hawthorn berries & lemon verbena).— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 14, 2020
The bottle is an eye-catcher too...
For sale from @RCT pic.twitter.com/4e7WYYZOjS