Described as "the perfect summer thirst-quencher", the gin is priced at £40 and is unfortunately only available in the UK. All profits from sales of the gin will go towards The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity, which helps fund the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, considered one of the most important art collections in the world.
The Queen's penchant for gin has long been reported, whether it be her favourite Dubonnet cocktail (over lemon and ice) or the under-the-radar trick of using her favourite drip to give the royal jewels a quick clean - Her Majesty's love of the spirit is no secret. Which should make it unsurprising that Buckingham Palace has this week released its own gin.
The Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, has introduced a premium London dry gin for sale. According to the site, the spirit is made using 12 botanicals, several of which are from Buckingham Palace garden, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves.
Fittingly, the Buckingham Palace gin will be served at all official palace events, while a statement from the palace advises pouring a measure of the gin into an ice-filled short tumbler before topping up with tonic and garnishing with a slice of lemon - just as Queen Elizabeth likes it.