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Official Buckingham Palace gin goes on sale

Release date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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Royal Collection Trust has created a new premium small-batch London dry gin.  Infused with citrus and herbal notes, the gin is derived from 12 botanicals, several of which are from Buckingham Palace garden, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves.

The garden at Buckingham Palace provides a habitat for 30 species of birds and more than 250 species of wildflowers. The planting of mulberry trees was popularised in England during the reign of James I, and this royal association continues today, with 40 different species of the trees in the Palace garden.

The Buckingham Palace gin, 42% abv, will also be served at official events at the Palace. For the perfect 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.

Buckingham Palace gin can be purchased online from www.rct.uk/shop and is available at Royal Collection Trust shops, which will reopen from Thursday, 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.