Beefeater 24 Gin
Beefeater 24 is made from 12 hand-selected botanicals with a rare blend of teas – Japanese Sencha and Chinese Green tea – at its heart, perfectly complementing the Beefeater style and bringing a fresh aroma and incredible smoothness to the final product as it is steeped for 24 hours.
A light bulb moment happened when Desmond Payne, the Master Distiller at Beefeater was travelling in Japan – he realised tea’s potential as a botanical.
In Japan, quinine was strictly banned from the production of tonics resulting in a far sweeter mixer for the traditional G&T. To quench his thirst, Desmond chose to mix Beefeater gin with chilled green tea, as an alternative to the sweet local tonics, and so the story behind Beefeater 24 began.
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Impressive and Refined
Beefeater 24 London Gin is delicately influenced by the addition of grapefruit peel and green teas to the classic Beefeater recipe.
Ideal mixer: Classic tonic
Recommended garnish: A sophisticated and modern interpretation to inspire top mixologists around the world to create contemporary cocktails.
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When Beefeater Master Distiller Desmond Payne was asked to come up with his very own creation, he decided to start where Beefeater’s original creator James Burrough left off, with a unique and secret recipe that remains virtually unchanged today.
As with Beefeater London Dry Gin, Beefeater 24 is crafted using traditional methods and no flavours are added post-distillation. The spirit and natural botanicals are left to steep in the still for a full 24 hours – longer than any other premium gin. This process, unique to Beefeater, results in a more complex, full flavoured gin.
- 2022 Silver award
- 2021 Silver award
- 2020 Silver award
|The inclusion of Japanese Sencha and Chinese Green Tea in the botanical blend distinguishes Beefeater 24 from any other gin, helping to shape its unique aroma and smoothness, while the addition of grapefruit peel ensures that Beefeater's signature citrus flavour remains present.
|The result is a gin with an incredible smoothness making it effortlessly mixable and perfect for modern cocktail culture.
|G&T or a flavour forward Martini
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