Queen Elizabeth's Limited Edition Gin

Following on from last July's launch of gin made from Buckingham Palace's own botanicals and November's Sandringham gin, the Queen's royal residence in Northern Ireland has followed suit with a tipple of their own creation.

The limited edition creation arrives in time for Valentine's Day, providing a rose petal tint to the proceedings, thanks to a collaboration by Hillsborough Castle & Gardens and Rademon Estate; the latter being distillers of the popular Shortcross gin.

The Hillsborough Castle & Gardens Shortcross gin utilises a blend of apples and pears from its own 18th century walled garden, along with the hand picked selection of rose petals from the Queen's Granville Rose Garden. All this culminates in a gin which produces a sweet citrus flavour and smooth finish on the palette.

With only 400 bottles made available, you better be quick in getting hold of a bottle, as previous creations have not been around for long either.

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