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In the urban heart of London it dates back to 1820 when a pharmacist, James Burrough used his skills in chemistry to invent a recipe of exceptional quality which inspired the London style dry gin we now call Beefeater. To this day Beefeater gin continues the traditions of excellence – every drop of Beefeater London dry gin is made in London in a distillery they took over in 1958 where you can smell the botanicals from the street below.

A Beefeater is actually a Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London who have guarded the Tower for 500 years and Beefeater share more than just a name with the Guardsman, they share the bond to London past, present and future.

At Beefeater they consistently make gin of exceptional quality and that’s why Beefeater London dry gin is the world’s most awarded gin. James Burrough’s first was back in 1873.

Desmond Payne MBE is the world’s most experienced master gin distiller

“It’s a practised skill and the creative process, developed over many years the senses are engaged. The nose, the pallet – my primary job at Beefeater is to maintain excellence and it’s really an old fashioned process – somethings don’t need technology.

Address:The Beefeater Distillery,
20 Montford Place,
SE11 5DE
United Kingdom
Telephone:020 7820 4200

Beefeater Brands

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…
Beefeater Crown Jewels Gin bottle 2022

Beefeater Crown Jewel Gin

Gin Guild Founder member The House of Beefeater is proud to unveil the much-anticipated return of Beefeater Crown Jewel – the pinnacle of their gin collection. Inspired by the iconic jewels housed in the Tower of London, this modern re-imagining of a rare gem embodies London’s timeless spirit. Treasured by bartenders worldwide, Beefeater Crown Jewel is an elevated version of…
Beefeater 24 Gin bottle

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…
Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Gin Bottle

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Edition 2 is a testament to the fact that doing things differently can create an exceptional outcome. Like the first edition, Edition 2 is a drink for those who are looking for something new, something rare and hard to find. Now rested in red and white Bordeaux oak casks after distillation, Edition 2 emerges with - a…
Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin Bottle

Beefeater Pink Strawberry Gin

Beefeater Pink strawberry is the vibrant new Pink Gin made using the original Beefeater London Dry Recipe with the addition of Natural Strawberry flavouring to give it a vibrant and delicious strawberry taste. Their Founder James Burrough would often experiment with new flavoured Gins and liqueurs, purchasing his ingredients from London's Covent Garden markets in the 1800s. These recipe archives…
Beefeater Rhubarb and Cranberry Gin Bottle

Beefeater Rhubarb & Cranberry Gin

Combining the natural richness of rhubarb with a twist of sweet cranberry, Beefeater Rhubarb & Cranberry takes inspiration from the quintessential British flavours and recipes that our founder James Burrough experimented with in the 1800s. Produced in their famous London copper still, Beefeater Rhubarb & Cranberry stays true to their original award-winning London Dry recipe, with the addition of exclusively…
Beefeater Blood Orange Gin Bottle

Beefeater Blood Orange Gin

Beefeater Blood Orange Gin is the bright-tasting new gin made for those rooftop spritz afternoons. Beefeater Gin founder James Burrough hand selected oranges from London's Covent Garden Market in 1876 to create an Orange Gin. This recipe inspired their new zesty Beefeater Blood Orange Gin 143 years later.
Beefeater Peach and Raspberry Gin Bottle

Beefeater Peach and Raspberry Gin

Enjoy the perfect light, fresh peach flavour contrasting with a raspberry tang. Beefeater Peach and Raspberry Gin is inspired by the quintessential British flavours and recipes from Beefeater founder James Burroughs in the 1800s. Produced in their famous London copper still, this flavoured gin stays true to their original award-winning Beefeater London Dry Gin recipe, and uses exclusively natural peach and…
Beefeater Blackberry Gin Bottle

Beefeater Blackberry Gin

Introducing Beefeater Blackberry, a unique expression from Beefeater, the worlds most awarded gin. Crafted by the world’s most experienced gin Master Distiller, this is Beefeater distilled in London and refreshed with natural Blackberry flavour. This is a juicy gin, with the complex notes of Beefeater’s classic juniper, citrus and floral with a long, refreshing finish. On the nose ripe, autumnal…

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. Open between 10-6pm from Monday- Saturday and 11-4 pm on Bank Holidays. Tours…
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 gindustry... THE GIN GUILD: 50 years! How does it feel? DESMOND PAYNE: “Well, it is a long time, that’s for sure,…