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Developed by Master Distiller Desmond Payne, who has over 40 years of experience, Beefeater 24 is elaborated with 12 botanicals, two of which are known for their uniqueness and rarity: Japanese Sencha tea and Chinese green tea. For the gin, only the "heart" of the distillation is used, obtained through a "cut" made by Payne himself. The gradation of 45° allows to improve the mixing of all vegetable ingredients, keeping the light citrus notes unchanged and maximizing the contribution of tea.
It is precisely the addition of Japanese Sencha tea and Chinese green tea to the botanicals that gives Beefeater 24 its unique aroma and softness. The addition of grapefruit peels also guarantees the distinctive citrus taste. The result is a surprising gin, perfect for mixology.
In addition to the distillate itself, you should pay attention for a moment to the bottle, whose shape is reminiscent of the Tower of London. Since 2017, this London Dry Gin is available in a beautiful and elaborate red bottle, which pays tribute to one of the jewels of the crown of England: the Black Prince's Ruby. In addition, the bottle is decorated with Victorian style flowers and some crows, animals that populate the Tower of London.
Description of Beefeater 24
- Colour: Transparent.
- Aroma: The nose releases notes of juniper and coriander, with a finish of orange peel.
- Taste: Balanced and pleasant to the palate; lighter than the original version, but with character and personality.
The Beefeater Distillery is located in Kennington, London. It was James Burrough, a London pharmacist from the second half of the nineteenth century, who created the recipe for this gin, now an icon of style. In 1987, the distillery was sold to Whitbread and in 2005 it was acquired by Pernod Ricard. The name chosen by Burrough for his gin refers to the Yeomen Warders, the guardians of the Tower of London, nicknamed Beefeaters.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The production process respects the original recipe and makes use of five bronze Carterhead stills. The name 24 comes from the immersion of botanicals for 24 hours in barley and corn spirit. Among the botanicals, the Japanese Sencha tea and Chinese green tea make it unique compared to any other gin.
Beefeater is a brand of English gin produced by James Burrough Ltd and distributed by the French company Pernod Ricard. It is one of the last gin still produced in the city of London. The distillery's headquarters is located at 20 Montford Place, in the Kennington district, and covers about 9,000 square metres between offices, warehouses and production sites. The distillery houses five Carter-Head bronze stills, still used today in the production of gin.More about the Producer