The Queen’s favourite spirit is now available for purchase online and will also be served at royal events once the palace reopens on July 23.
Fans of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family just got a wish they never knew they wanted come true: Buckingham Place is officially launching its own brand of gin.
Yes, you read right – the Queen’s favourite spirit is now available for purchase online and will also be served at royal events once the palace reopens on July 23.
According to Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household that manages the Royal Collection and public openings of the royal residences, the Buckingham Palace Gin is a small-batch dry gin made with fruits and herbs from the palace garden’s own botanicals.
Among the 12 botanical ingredients handpicked for the gin from the 16-hectare garden – also home to 30 species of birds and over 250 species of wild flowers – include lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves.
The gin comes in a clear turquoise tinted glass bottle decorated with a wreath of flowers on one side and a sketching of the Buckingham Palace on the other. It is crowned with a golden stopper befitting its royal ties.
Launching just in the heat of summer, the gin’s recommended serving method for a thirst-quenching delight is to “pour a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and garnishing with a slice of lemon.”
The Buckingham Palace Gin is priced at £40, with sales proceeds to be used to fund the care of the palace and its collections. Unfortunately for the rest of us outside the UK, the gin is currently only available for delivery within the country.
For more information, log on to the Royal Collection website here.
Photos: Royal Collection Trust