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Drink like a royal! Prince Charles' sentimental gin goes on sale

The royal gin sounds delicious

Nichola Murphy

We may not be able to live inside Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's royal residence Highgrove House, but we can now replicate their drinks cabinet after a Highgrove gin has gone on sale.

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Fortnum & Mason has launched a botanical gin made from grain grown in the garden of the Gloucestershire property. Created with the help of the Prince of Wales himself, who was involved in the tasting process, the gin features juniper, citrus, lemon verbena, thyme and rosemary notes.

"We created Highgrove Gin as a team. The result of this collaboration is a spirit that represents and embodies the Highgrove Estate," explained Cory Mason, the Master Distiller at The Oxford Artisan Distillery. 

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"It is traditional, elegant, refined, but with complex herbal notes of a traditional English garden. Like Highgrove itself, it is classic, but there is an element of the wild," he continued. 

Wondering how to serve it like the royals? A classic lemon garnish is said to perfectly complement the herbal botanicals.

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Highgrove Gin, £39.95, fortnumandmason.com

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Royal fans can purchase the gin for £39.95 on Fortnum & Mason's online store, and all profits from sales go to the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund.

Prince Charles bought the property in 1980 and lived there with Princess Diana and his two sons Prince William and Prince Harry. While the interior of the 18th-century residence is undoubtedly stunning, its exterior is even more impressive, with 900 acres of organic land, including a farm which Prince Charles installed when he first renovated the house. So there was no doubt plenty of ingredients to choose from when creating the Highgrove gin!

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Prince Charles and Camilla's residence Highgrove House boasts 900 acres of organic land

The Queen is also known to love a gin and tonic, like her son, and the latest product comes shortly after the launch of a gin made from the monarch's London residence. 

The Royal Collection Trust announced it was selling a premium small-batch London dry gin infused with citrus and herbal notes derived from 12 botanicals, several of which are from Buckingham Palace garden. So between the royals, there are plenty of delicious options when it comes to choosing their evening tipple!

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