The Queen is selling homemade gin after suffering losses of up to £30 million due to coronavirus
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The Queen has began selling her own gin to subsidise the financial losses the coronavirus pandemic has brought.
Buckingham Palace gin, the delicious new offering from the royal home, is made from ingredients that are handpicked from the garden at the Queen's London residence.
The scrumptious tipple is infused with herbal and citrus notes, and costs £40 for a bottle.
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The Royal Collection Trust launched the booze because, like many businesses, they have suffered financially because of the pandemic.
Due to the fact that many of their sites are closed currently, they are set to lose around £30 million over the course of the next year.
However, hopefully everyone’s love of gin will help out by way of contributing to the trust.
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The premium small-batch London dry gin, will not only be served at palace events but will also be sold in the shops, so you too can booze like royalty.
The 70cl bottle is 42% ABV and the website describes how it includes “lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves”.
In total there are “12 botanicals hand-picked for the gin in the Gardens at Buckingham Palace, which span 16 hectares and provide a habitat for 30 species of bird and over 250 species of wild flower.”
The Royal Collection also gives advice on how to enjoy the luxury tipple, writing: “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 bottle is stunning, turquoise with a gold stopper and a coronet with intricate flowers and botanical painted on to a circular gold ring.
On the back of the bottle is a gold picture of Buckingham Palace.
The gin is available to preorder online, but won’t be dispatched until Monday 31 August.
The proceeds from the gin sales actually go to the Royal Collection Trust, which is a charity that looks after and showcases the large collection of royal artefacts, which includes antique furniture and artwork, which are held in the trust the Queen for the nation and her heirs.
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