This Gin Made By Queen Elizabeth II Is Good For Gifting
The Queen of England has just made it easier than ever to upgrade your martini game in time for the holidays. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be releasing a new gin made from botanicals from the estate of the Sandringham House in Norfolk. This comes at the feels of the original Buckingham Palace gin that was released earlier this year.
It’s no secret that Queen Elizabeth loves her gin—in fact, according to Vanity Fair, she’s been known to enjoy four cocktails everyday, among them being a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and ice and a dry gin martini. In other words, it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about a great bottle of gin.
The small batch gin is distilled locally and will include a blend of Sharon fruit, a “woody tree related to ebony” as well as the Chinese Persimmon and foliage from myrtle plants.
“The Sharon Fruit is grown in the Walled Garden on a sheltered wall at the end of what was a range of glass houses, built on the winnings of the famous racehorse, Persimmon, owned by King Edward VII,” the official Sandringham Shop explains. “The foliage from myrtle plants also grown on the Estate, originated from a cutting taken from Princess Alexandra’s wedding bouquet on her marriage to Prince Albert Edward, who later became King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.”
The 500-milliliter bottle will be available online for £50 (approximately RM273) and will take up to two weeks to be shipped out due to the hyper-local small batch distilling process. For more information on the limited edition gin, visit the official Sandringham Estate website.