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Your very good health ma’am

Shakespeare Distillery has launched a new Jubilee Gin to coincide with the celebrations around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will see the nation and commonwealth mark this unique and historic event.

The team at the independent artisan spirit producer, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has crafted a completely new dry gin, which is royal blue in colour with a regal colour-changing surprise.

Taking inspiration from a summer garden, the team combined butterfly pea flowers, hibiscus, lemon verbena and thyme with the more traditional gin botanicals of juniper, coriander seed, orris root, lemon peel and cubeb.

To make it that extra bit special they steeped butterfly pea flowers in the gin to turn it a striking blue, resulting in a beautifully delicate and well-balanced gin. They suggest serving with either Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic or Fever-Tree Light Indian tonic water and a slice of lemon.

Shakespeare Distillery is also re-launching another ‘Distillery Special’ during May: their popular Limoncello, bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to Stratford.

Commenting on the jubillee gin, Peter Monks, a director at Shakespeare Distillery said: “We’re delighted to launch our special Jubilee Gin in time for gin fans to enjoy a tipple whilst celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“Aside from her nightly dry martini, is it well known that the Queen is a fan of Dubonnet and gin so I hope Her Majesty would approve of our new addition. We’re also thrilled to bring back our Limoncello due to popular demand from our customers”.

For more information about Shakespeare Distillery visit their website