Gin Fit For A Queen! Buckingham Palace Releases Its Own Brand Of Gin

The Royal Collection Trust has just launched its own small-batch gin made from 12 botanicals that grows in the Queen’s garden at Buckingham Palace.

The Royal Collection Trust said on the launch: ‘The spirit is infused with citrus and herbal notes derived from 12 botanicals, several of which are from Buckingham Palace garden, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves.’

It’s surprising the Trust hasn’t branched out into the spirits industry before as the gardens span 16 hectares with more than 250 species of wild flower and also provides a habitat for 30 species of birds.

The gin even comes with its own take on a classic G&T: “For the perfect summer thirst-quencher, the recommended serving method 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 liquor will be both sold through and in benefit of the Royal Trust Collection, a charity meant to upkeep the art collection kept in the Royal Family’s name, most of which is regularly displayed to the public.

Sadly, while some items in the Royal Trust Collection gift shop can be shipped internationally, the gin is reserved for addresses in the UK only.