In July 2020 the Royal Family's willingness to launch its own Gin was announced, the news was picked up by all the media around the world.
In fact, there is nothing more English than this distillate, and the love story between the Windsor family and the cocktails that use it is a well known fact.
The gin was launched by the Royal Collection Trust and dedicated to the English royal palace, precisely Bukingam Palace Gin small batch.
All proceeds will be donated to the Royal Collection Trust charity, responsible for maintaining and exhibiting royal artifacts, works of art and furniture on display, heritage of the royal family and the nation.
As is now well known to all, gin is obtained by distilling in botanical alcohol, of which the predominant and fundamental must be the juniper berry.
Hence the idea of creating a gin that uses as a mix of herbs and spices the fruits and plants grown in the garden of Buckingham Palace, one of the most important private parks in the Kingdom, which hosts more than 325 species of plants. (including more than a thousand trees including 98 plane trees and 85 different types of oak) which live here with 250 animal species and over thirty types of birds.
The botanicals collected in the Buckingham Palace gardens are lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves: "the perfect thirst-quenching drink of summer, as described on the charity's website.
The court gardener himself: Mark Lane coordinated the collection and selection work, while Robert Large, Royal Guard of the Royal Cellars for more than twenty years, was chosen to direct the distillers.
Her Majesty, the Queen of England played an active role in the creation of this gin by tasting the samples from time to time, until she found the right balance between the ingredients.
We also know that this gin is produced in small batches of about 1,000 bottles at a time, in traditional pot stills.
On the back of the bottle you can see a drawing of the Royal Palace.
The turquoise glass features a tiara and flower crown in an elaborate gold-colored circle.
The cap is also golden.