The Queen’s London residence, Buckingham Palace, has launched a gin made with botanicals found in the palace grounds.
Buckingham Palace Gin is made with 12 botanicals, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves. The palace gardens provide a habitat for 30 species of birds, over 250 species of wildflowers and 40 different trees.
The planting of mulberry trees was popularised in England during the reign of James I, and this royal association continues today, with mulberry trees found in the palace grounds.
The London Dry gin was created by the Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household. All profits from sales of the gin will go to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, and will help fund the care and conservation of the Royal Collection.
The Royal Collection is among the largest and most important art collections in the world, and is one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact.
For more information go to the Royal Collection Trust shops