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Buck­ing­ham Palace has launched its first-ever gin. A London dry style, it’s in­fused with botan­i­cals from the palace gar­dens, in­clud­ing le­mon ver­bena, bay leaves, hawthorn berries and mul­berry leaves. The plant­ing of mul­berry trees be­came pop­u­lar in Eng­land dur­ing the reign of James I and to­day 40 dif­fer­ent species of mul­berry can be found in the palace gar­dens. Prof­its from sales of the gin go to The Royal Col­lec­tion Trust, a char­ity that funds con­ser­va­tion of the Royal Col­lec­tion of art works, held in trust by the royal fam­ily for the na­tion. Buck­ing­ham Palace Gin (42%) has citrus aro­mas backed by spice and her­bal, leafy top notes. Tasted neat the palate is creamy and flo­ral, with a proper hit of ju­niper, plus a dry bay leaf note. It makes a fresh, citrus-led G&T, with at­trac­tive creami­ness on the palate and a fresh, herba­ceous fin­ish.

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