Beefeater’s birth can be traced back to 1863, when James Burrough bought a Chelsea distillery for the then grand sum of £400 and started to produce his own distinctive style of gin. At first, the distillery continued with the production of liqueurs as started by its previous owners, further establishing its reputation and extending its customer base. 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. By spending time experimenting, inventing and using new processes he discovered that blending a particular recipe of botanicals produced a bold, full-flavoured gin, which he named Beefeater Gin.
Beefeater London Dry-
Beefeater is possibly the ultimate benchmark when considering gins and from a distillation, historical and flavour perspective, the very definition of a traditional London Dry Gin. On the nose Beefeater is both spicy and fruity, nicely balanced and clearly focused on the juniper. The palate is dry with a herbal bouquet and citrus notes complimenting the juniper. Beefeater deserves its position as one as one the gin categories leaders as, indisputably, it’s a classic you can always rely on.