This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, which marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The Royal Family has been touring the country since March in honor of the occasion, and the UK has celebrated with all manor of events and souvenirs.
At The Hooch Life, we like to celebrate with booze. Here are some of the limited release products made just for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Get ‘em while you can:
Diamond Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky from John Walker & Sons — Bottled in a diamond-shaped crystal decanter, this Scotch is blended from 60-year-old whisky. Only 60 bottles were produced and sold at a charity auction for 120,000 each.
Inside London Limited Edition Gin from Beefeater — This bottle commemorates both the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The red bottle features a cutout of Beefeater’s iconic Yeoman Warder to reveal a colorful panorama on the inside of the bottle.
English Whisky Diamond Jubilee 2012 — The English Whiskey Distillery also released a special whiskey for William and Kate’s wedding last year. The Diamond Jubilee release is made from malted barley grown on one of the Queen’s many estates.
Pimm’s Limited Edition Jeroboam — This giant bottle of Pimm’s is labeled with a giant Union Jack so Brits can show their national pride this summer during the Diamond Jubilee and the Summer Olympics. As the slogan says, “it’s Pimm’s o’clock” somewhere.
Portobello Road Gin — What Diamond Jubilee celebration would be complete without gin? The Queen loves gin. This limited edition bottle features a special design, instructions for a celebratory Portobello Road Street Party Punch, and even comes with a Jubilee tea towel (I’m not sure what a tea towel is, but maybe that’s because I’m not British).