As the only London dry gin still made in the city itself, Beefeater is the gin for gin lovers. Read up on what sets them apart, and whip up their Ruby G&T for the weekend.
Beefeater is a born and bred Londoner. Created by James Burrough in the 1800s, even its name has its roots in the city – inspired by the yeoman warders known as Beefeaters, who have always stood watch at the Tower of London.
The original Beefeater recipe, honed and perfected by James himself, has conquered the test of time, and become the most awarded gin for the past 10 years. Bottled at a generous 40 per cent ABV, Beefeater locks in flavour and complexity within every bottle – perfect for a punchy post-work or pre-dinner cocktail.
Beefeater London Dry is made from 9 botanicals including juniper, orange peel and coriander, which give the gin an aromatic tang.
Beefeater 24, on the other hand, is crafted for the contemporary cocktail drinker. Master Distiller and gin distiller icon, Desmond Payne, develops the spirit over 18 months. The world’s best mixologists then get their hands on it – free to play around with the gin and come up with some stellar Beefeater concoctions. Their feedback allows Payne to perfect a balanced, complex and sophisticated gin.
If you’re a fan of green tea, Beefeater 24 is the gin for you. Japanese Sencha and Chinese Green are thrown into the botanical mix, which fuse with the other flavours to create an effortlessly mixable gin.
There’s nothing better than a thirst-quenching G&T after a hectic day. Check out Beefeater’s Ruby G&T recipe below.