Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, the Queen’s official residence in Northern Ireland, is releasing a limited-edition gin flavored with rose petals gathered from the castle’s grounds.
The release comes on the heels of the London Gin released last year by Buckingham Palace that was made with botanicals from the palace gardens.
This new release from Hillsborough Castle has been made in collaboration with local distillery Rademon Estate, using “hand-picked” rose petals from the castle’s Granville Rose Garden. The garden was named after its creator, Lady Rose Bowes-Lyon, an elder sister of the Queen Mother and the Queen’s aunt.
Made with Rose petals blended with apples and pears from the castle’s newly-restored Walled Garden, only 400 bottles of the expression are set to be released.
Laura McCorry, Head of Hillsborough Castle, said in a statement. “Like the Castle itself, gin is something of a Georgian success story, so it seems particularly fitting that both seem to be enjoying a renaissance in the twenty-first century!”
For more information on the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Shortcross Gin, go to historicroyalpalaces.com shop