Prince Charles launches pricey gin inspired by ‘delicate’ herbs grown in ...

PRINCE Charles has launched a gin based off of ingredients picked from his own royal residence.

PUBLISHED: 04:03, Tue, Nov 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:15, Tue, Nov 3, 2020

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Highgrove gin, named after the The Royal Gardens at Highgrove from which its herbal components were taken, is available to buy online. The price tag may be high for a bottle of gin at just under £40, but all proceeds from sales go towards the prince’s Charitable Fund.


The 40 percent-strength bottle was launched last month by ginmakers the Oxford Artisan Distillery.

As the distillery name suggests, the gin is made in Oxford using grain that is grown at the royal garden.

Seller Fortnum & Mason describes the bottle as “inspired by the gardens at Highgrove, the private residence of HRH The Prince of Wales.”

Prince CharlesPrince Charles worked on the gin alongside an artisan distiller (Image: Christopher Furlong / Getty)

The gin is also available from the official website of the Highgrove Gardens, which provides further insight into the distilling process and taste profile.

Highgrove Gardens calls the spirit “a sensory treat for gin lovers” and recommends it is served with tonic and a slice of cucumber over ice.

The description adds: “The gin’s inspiration is from the botanicals grown in the gardens of Highgrove.

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Gin and tonic cucumberThe gin is recommended to be complemented with a slice of cucumber (Image: Westend61 / Getty)

“Beautifully bright with abundant notes of delicate garden herbs such as lemon verbena, thyme and rosemary which give the spirit a delightful aroma and flavour.”

Prince Charles himself was involved in the tasting process while the gin was being developed.

In addition, the Princes of Wales personally took Cory Mason, Master Distiller at the Oxford Artisan Distillery, on a tour of the Highgrove Gardens to see what ingredients could be used, according to the Daily Mail.

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