Buckingham Palace gin: As the Queen's first blend sells out here's five others worth trying

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
As Buckingham Palace launch their own sell-out botanical gin, we have found alternatives to buy now. (Getty Images)

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Buckingham Palace launched its first ever gin on 13 July, and within just eight hours it sold out.

The Royal Collection Trust, a department of the Royal Household, created the premium small-batch London dry gin from natural ingredients sourced in the grounds of the royal residence.

The Buckingham Palace Gin is infused with 12 botanicals, including Hawthorn berries, as well as zesty lemons, verbena and mulberry leaves - and retails for £40.

All profits from sales of the gin will be donated to The Royal Collection Trust, which is a registered charity that helps to fund the care and conservation of the Royal Collection.

Buy it:  Buckingham Palace Gin | £40 from The Royal Collection Trust

Buckingham Palace Gin

Earlier this week the gin quickly gained attention worldwide, including catching the eye of Deadpool actor, Ryan Reynolds.

The actor, who is also the owner of his own gin brand, Aviation Gin - posted a mock pre-ordered receipt onto his Instagram, which showed the delivery addressed to The Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney.

While there is a waiting list for shoppers to get their hands on the new release, there are plenty of other gins to enjoy in the meantime so everyone can recreate their favourite alcoholic tipple.

For those who like fruity flavoured G&T’s a berry infused spirit may be for you, while others may prefer lightweight and citrus flavours.

However, others may be after classic botanical flavours, or gins with a bit more body, in which case a chocolate or cardamom may be just the ticket.

Whether you pair your gin with juice, tonic, or enjoy straight to taste its full flavour, the options are endless.

We have found other affordable gins to enjoy to suit everyone’s preferences and budgets.

Shop five alternative gins

Malfy Gin Con Arancia | £26.50 from Master of Malt

Malfy Gin Con Arancia

The Malfy Con Arancia gin is the ultimate refreshing summer tipple, as it is is made with Sicilian blood oranges, which are sweet yet citrusy.

Mirabeau Rose Gin | £35 from Waitrose & Partners

Mirabeau Rose Gin

For those who love a crisp Rosé on a balmy summer night, Mirabeau’s Rose Gin is the new tipple to try as it is a blend between the sweet wine and gin. It is made from botanicals sourced in the French Riviera, and has notes of rose and lavender.

Highgrove Organic Botanicals Gin | £29.95 from Fortnum & Mason

Highgrove Organic Botanicals Gin

The Highgrove gin is a more herbaceous botanical gin, as it is made from three herbs found in the gardens at Highgrove, including lavender, sage and thyme.

Sipsmith Original London Summer Cup | £19.50 from John Lewis & Partners

Sipsmith Original London Summer Cup

Sipsmith’s Dry Gin has been hugely popular with customers, and it’s London Summer Cup is equally as popular with customers. It is infused with fragrant Earl Grey tea, which is blended with lemon verbena and other botanicals for a light but flavoursome tipple.

Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Gin | £25 from John Lewis & Partners

Hotel Chocolat Cocoa Gin

For those looking for an alternative to light and fruity flavoured gins, the decadent Cocoa Gin is a hit. Hotel Chocolat’s creation is full of flavour and allows you to get creative with your cocktails.

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