If you live in the UK you’ll be hard pushed to not know that this year is the year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, that’s 60 years as being the Queen to you and me. In order to commemorate the event, those cheeky chaps over at Portobello Road Gin have launched a very exclusive commemorative bottle in her honour which is only available at Harvey Nichols.
Production is strictly limited to just 500 bottles with each one individually numbered and signed by the owners and if that weren’t enough you’ll also get a pretty cool, retro Jubilee tea towel. Drying the dishes will never be so noble, so they say!
Portobello Road Gin, which launched in early 2012, bucks the trend for obscure and unusual ingredients and instead sticks to a single blend of just nine botanicals. It works well mixed with tonic and you could do a lot worse than serve it up with a grapefruit twist to enhance it’s big citrus flavour and warm nutmeg finish.
So raise your glass of Portobello Road Gin to Britannia, the United Kingdom, to England’s green and pleasant land and most importantly of course to Queen Elizabeth II. Hip Hic Huzzah!
The Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition Portobello Road Gin is only available at Harvey Nichols Wine Shops nationwide and online priced at £39.50.