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It was the English guards of the Tower of London, called Beefeaters, who inspired the name James Burroughs gave to his gin in 1863. Even today, Beefeater is still distilled in the heart of London, in one of the nine still active distilleries of the city, but the recipe is supersecret, handed down only by the master distiller to his successor.
Beefeater is a Premium Gin exported all over the world, with an exceptionally fresh, pure and sparkling character. The complexity of its composition gives it captivating subtle notes of citrus and fruit, for a balanced, complete and multifaceted taste.
Try it as an ingredient for exceptional cocktails, such as the B&T, the ultimate Gin Tonic, which mixes one part Beefeater and 2 parts tonic water. Or again, try the K-YA Martini, ideal as an aperitif thanks to its bitter taste obtained by mixing 4 parts Beefeater and 1 part dry red vermouth.
Description of Beefeater
- Colour: Colorless and clear.
- Aroma: Thin citrus and vegetal notes; hints of lemon and orange peel, coriander and almonds stand out.
- Taste: Clean and subtle attack, with fruity nuances of pear; dry and balanced taste.
The distillery was founded by James Burrough in Kennington, a district in central London. Beefeater 's distribution worldwide is currently managed by Pernod Ricard. This giant of the spirits industry has a wide range of iconic products, and Beefeater is one of its strategic brands: the 21.6 million litres produced annually are exported to more than 100 countries.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: James Burrough's original recipe includes nine natural botanicals (including bitter orange and lemon peel, juniper berries, angelica seeds, coriander and almond), which are macerated 24 hours before being distilled.
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