As the world counts down to the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, there’s a lot to toast to—and many brands have been doing just that. Last month, we learned about Windsor Knot a beer created by a brewery in Eton, in honor of the upcoming royal wedding. Now, it seems a pub a stone’s throw from St. George’s Chapel in Windsor is following suit—with a commemorative royal wedding gin!
Gin&er Gin was created by Oak Taverns in partnership with The Queen Charlotte Pub in Windsor, which is located just up the block from Windsor Castle and .St George’s Chapel, where the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on May 19.
“We are located right opposite Windsor Castle, and with the up and coming wedding being held there we thought a royal gin would be a great addition to our existing 100 gins,” says Emma Stevenson, who works in marketing at Oak Taverns, who operates The Queen Charlotte in Windsor. “We had a brain-storming session and also asked friends and family for ideas and eventually came up with Gin&er gin.”
The gin’s adorable name (we’re still trying to figure out how exactly we should pronounce it) is meant to be a play on words with reference to the ginger flavor and Harry’s famously ginger hair color, of course. “We already have Guildhall Island gin which is very popular, so we went for similar flavours as that but with a gin extract,” says Stevenson. The Guildhall Island Gin, named after the cobbled area in which the pub and castle is located, was given to the queen for her 90th Birthday and the pub even received a thank-you letter from the queen in response.
The gin is made with organic lemon peel, lime flower and ginger and is a limited edition gin that is in super limited quantities, but bottle 1 has already been sent to the ginger-haired prince—it’s also currently for sale at Queen Charlotte in Windsor, a farm shop in Windsor and Windsor and Eton Brewery for now, and soon to be served in more of the Oak Taverns pubs. As the royal wedding cake was just announced to also include lemon, we imagine that the gin may pair rather well with the cake as well.