Historic Palace of Holyroodhouse Introduces Inaugural Gin Infused with Garden Herbs

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The Palace of Holyroodhouse has introduced its first gin, infused with herbs from the historical garden. The Dry Gin contains mint and lemon thyme picked from the Physic Garden for their vibrant flavor, reflecting the garden’s history of cultivating medicinal and culinary herbs. The herbs are steeped for 24 hours before the distillation process. The gin pairs well with Mediterranean or elderflower tonics, fresh mint, and a sprig of thyme. The gin bottle’s design is inspired by 17th-century Scottish textiles seen at the Palace, reflecting its historical surroundings. The original Physic Garden, founded in 1670, provided pharmacists with vital ingredients and allowed students to learn about plants’ medicinal properties. Today, the garden features plants such as fennel, lavender, and lemon balm, as well as a meadow of wildflowers. The 17th-century royal gardens have been reimagined through geometric displays of bulbs. All profits from gin sales support the care of the Royal Collection and access to the Royal Residences through public programs managed by Royal Collection Trust, a charity. The Palace of Holyroodhouse Dry Gin can be purchased from the Royal Collection Trust shop in Edinburgh for £40.00.

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