Buckingham Palace launches its own brand of dry gin
Difficult times are a wonderful opportunity to start doing something new. The British Royal court has always been standing up for its people. During the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal court launched a new project to raise funds. Thus, the Queen’s London residence has decided to make gin using botanicals found in the palace grounds. The gin is sold under the brand name of Royal Collection Trust and is priced at £40 ($50) for a 70cl bottle. The 42% ABV gin comes in a clear and turquoise glass bottle embossed with a coronet entwined with a ring of flowers. Each bottle has a gold-colored stopper and on the back, there is a sketch of the Buckingham Palace. The unique gin is made with 12 botanicals, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves, and mulberry leaves. This brand of gin has been introduced to raise money for conservation of Queen Elizabeth II's extensive art collection. It is one of the last great European royal collections that is still intact.
According to the Royal Collection Trust charity, the gin will be sold in shops and served at official events at Buckingham Palace.