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Beefeater Gin

Beefeater Gin is the world’s No 1 premium gin. Created by James Burrough in the 1800s, Beefeater is the only international gin still made in London.

Established:1820
Address:The Beefeater Distillery,
20 Montford Place,
Kennington,
London,
SE11 5DE
Telephone:020 7820 4200
Website:https://www.beefeatergin.com

Beefeater Gin Brands:

Beefeater 24 Gin bottle

Beefeater 24

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. 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.

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve

Distilled in a small historic copper still from the 19th Century, the spirit is then uniquely rested in Jean de Lillet oak barrels. Burrough’s Reserve should be sipped neat, presenting a new experience for those seeking to explore the world of premium quality gin. With a capacity of only 268L, Still Number 12 (James Burrough’s original still) produces small batches of sophisticated spirit with its own intriguing character. The batches are so limited that each bottle of Burrough’s Reserve displays its batch and bottle number on the label. With similarities to a fine single malt or barrel-aged rum, its long and complex finish encourages the drinker to linger over the liquid, allowing the subtle citrus flavours to develop, which lead on to juniper before finishing on gentle spice.
Beefeater London Dry Gin Bottle 2016 onwards

Beefeater London Dry Gin

An exceptionally fresh, clean and crisp gin, with a subtle citrus and fruit edge. The complexity of the Beefeater recipe produces a gin that is multi-dimensional in character, while remaining balanced and well-rounded. Created by James Burrough in the 1800s, Beefeater is the only international gin brand still made in London. Over the last 10 years, Beefeater has been the most awarded gin brand in the world (as certified by just-drinks, 2013).

Further information:

Beefeater Distillery

The largest London distillery is Beefeater Gin. This iconic London gin has been produced in London since 1876. It is one of the few major spirits to have stayed in London over the years, calling Kennington home since 1958. The new Beefeater visitor’s centre opened in 2014. Their gins include Beefeater and Beefeater 24 – the firm’s premium spirit designed by Desmond Payne, their Master Distiller, infused with Chinese Green tea and Japanese Sencha. Gins: Beefeater Gin Beefeater 24 Burroughs Reserve Beefeater London Garden Open between 10-6pm from Monday- Saturday and 11-4 pm on Bank Holidays. Tours last around 1 hour. Tickets are available on the door, however, online booking is recommended.
Desmond Payne MBE: Beefeater

Desmond Payne MBE: Beefeater

50 years, eight gins, one Lifetime Achievement Award from The Gin Guild, and now an MBE, Beefeater’s Master Distiller Desmond Payne still isn’t ready to put his feet up. We chat to ‘Mr Beefeater’ about spending five decades in the…