Its classic styling, familiar bottle and taste, and availability have made Beefeater one of the best-known and best-tasting gins available. Beefeater has always had a major export trade thanks to its early marketing as a quintessentially “English” product, and the Burrough company have reputedly been exporting as far back as the 1900’s. With only four primary offerings and a one-off flavor, Beefeater focuses on maintaining a standard quality throughout its gins. The London Dry earned one double gold, two gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition between 2006 and 2012. However, those that do, do so at their peril as they will miss out on a classic gin that is a cut above many of the others out on the market.

2ml honey. The base is a neutral grain spirit in which the natural (often whole) botanicals are steeped for 24 hours.

English still manufacturer John Dore was commissioned to create a new larger set of copper stills mimicking those of the former Chelsea Distillery. Beefeater London Dry Gin is possibly the ultimate benchmark when considering gins and from a distillation, historical and flavour perspective, is the very definition of a traditional London Dry Gin. Beefeater Burrough's Reserve: The majority of gin is not aged, but it's not unheard of and Burrough's Reserve is Beefeater's take on barrel-aged gin. Now owned by Pernod Ricard, the distillation process and recipe used has been largely retained, produced a reliable, classic gin. The initial, self-guided tour was a great history of gin in London.

At any time, you can exercise your right of access, rectification, deletion or objection by contacting us at or Chivas House, 72 Chancellor's Rd, London W6 9RS. Combined with the hard work of their brand ambassadors in the on-trade and polished consumer campaigns such as the Gin & Tales digital hub, ongoing global bartender competitions and tactical partnerships – the team have managed to breath new life into this classic brand. Then the personal tour was a great chance to see the process and taste test several different varieties of Beefeater Gin. Amount Per Serving. Beefeater London Dry Gin is possibly the ultimate benchmark when considering gins and from a distillation, historical and flavour perspective, is the very definition of a traditional London Dry Gin. The 1876 company stock lists show an increasing portfolio of gins with brand names such as Ye Old Chelsea and James Burrough London Dry, as well as Old Tom styles and a few others. [4].

Below, starting with our comparison table, we take you through each of these gins with key information, tasting notes, serving suggestions and our thoughts. The method of steeping and distilling devised by James Burrough in the 1860s along with the secret recipe he created remains virtually unchanged. With export firmly in mind, on the maiden journey of the QE2 ship to New York, Beefeater was the only gin aboard and by 1980, it broke the two million case (sold) barrier. Flavor Profile.

Booked a tour to learn more about the gin distilling process and learned so much. Beefeater 24 is made just like the flagship gin but with grapefruit peel and Chinese green and Japanese sencha teas added. Small pinch of sea salt. Within a decade, Beefeater became the distillery's flagship bottle. Editor's Column

Typically considered a mid range gin, Beefeater's basic London Dry Gin has generally performed well at international spirit ratings competitions. A classic G&T should use a ratio of 3:1, says Beefeater Gin’s master distiller and global brand ambassador, Desmond Payne OBE: “The measurements are up to you, but the ratio I use is 3:1. During its short life, it was a resounding success. They're bottled at 86 proof and designed to be drunk alone rather than mixed. Beefeater is a classic London dry gin, with a juniper- and citrus-forward recipe that dates … The original Beefeater recipe book dated 1895, specifies that nine botanicals are essential (juniper, angelica root, angelica seeds, coriander seeds, liquorice, almonds, orris root, Seville oranges and lemon peel) to create the full-bodied and robust flavour so distinct in this gin. Gin Guides Sodium 0mg. Beefeater Gin, Ice, Premium Tonic, Lemon and Orange Slices. The name ‘Beefeater’ refers to the Yeoman Warders who are the ceremonial guards of the Tower of London. On the nose Beefeater is both spicy and fruity, nicely balanced and clearly focused on the juniper. If it is released again, pick up a bottle and enjoy summer in a glass. The tea pays homage to the English love for the beverage as well as the founder's tea merchant father. By using The Spruce Eats, you accept our. Beefeater does pump up the botanicals with nine, as compared to a Tanqueray that uses four.

Now for martini’s Bombay Sapphire cannot be beat! The initial, self-guided tour was a great history of gin in London.