The Royal Collection Trust release the Buckingham Palace Gin, Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite. A classic packaging, a floral themed bottle and an exclusive formula created with the herbs personally collected from the Queen’s garden. The 12 ingredients that compose this spirit include lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry’s leaves. It seems that the Queen drinks it daily around noon or dilutes it with water to make her diamonds shine brighter. As suggested by Buckingham Palace, the gin is: “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”.
All sales from the gin will go towards Royal Collection Trust (the charity which maintains and displays the large collection of royal artefacts. It’s hoped this will help give the charity a much-needed boost, after suffering financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. A loss of 30 million pounds which will probably result in firing part of the Queen’s staff. Even the reopening of Buckingham Palace, Windsor and many more attractions all over the UK to the public on July 23rd, could not be enough to avoid some cuts.
The Buckingham Palace Dry Gin is available on the online shop and Royal Collection Trust retailers, for 40 pounds.