Latest News

Would You Try The Queen's New Homebrew?

COVID-19 has affected us all, and all of us differently. 


Sure, most of us aren't too concerned for the welfare of the ruling class in the present - however it's at least interesting to see how far-reaching the economic effects of the virus are. For the Queen, social distancing measures have meant to closure of various royal residences and attractions to the public - meaning no tourists and no revenue. That all starts to add up.

Live feed of Buckingham Palace rn - via GIPHY

Fortunately the royal family own a considerable fortune in assets, land and IOUs - and instead of tapping into that, the Royal Collection Trust have decided to license some more merch for the public to swallow, now launching a boutique gin onto the market.


Buckingham Palace Gin
is a London Dry Gin, which is fitting, since it's made in one of the most iconic of London locations. The lemon, mulberry leaves and hawthorn berries - among other botanicals - are all sourced from the gardens withing the palace. Nice if you've got it, I suppose: I'm pretty sure all the berries in my garden are poisonous.

Queen Elizabeth II Commeration Plate

For the full experience, why not drink your gin off a commemorative plate? - via Mark Morgan on Flickr 

It's easy to knock, but one thing we've learnt in lockdown is that everybody needs a hobby. If the Queen wants to start making moonshine, more power to her - and yet, as a citizen of the commonwealth, I feel I should be entitled to a free sip.

via GIPHY

Would you be keen to taste the Queen's home brew? If not, which celebrity's backyard spirits would you like to try?

 

 

Gin Tonic Cocktail image via Pixabay.