Beefeater ’24’ London Dry Gin
Made in the heart of London from 12 hand-selected botanicals including Japanese Sencha and Chinese Green teas, Beefeater 24 is Master Distiller, Desmond Payne’s, contribution to the Beefeater legacy: a sophisticated and modern interpretation to inspire top mixologists around the world to create contemporary cocktails. A light bulb moment when travelling in Japan inspired Desmond Payne to realise tea’s potential as a botanical. In Japan, quinine was strictly banned from the production of tonics resulting in a far sweeter mixer for the traditional G&T. To quench his thirst, Desmond chose to mix Beefeater gin with chilled green tea, as an alternative to the sweet local tonics. The resulting gin and tea combination was remarkable and inspired Desmond to spend the next 18 months trialing and experimenting with different teas and botanical blends.
The inclusion of Japanese Sencha and Chinese Green Tea in the botanical blend distinguishes Beefeater 24 from any other gin, helping to shape its unique aroma and smoothness, while the addition of grapefruit peel ensures that Beefeater’s signature citrus flavour remains present. The result is a gin with an incredible smoothness making it effortlessly mixable and perfect for modern cocktail culture.
About The Brand
In 1862 James Burrough began making Beefeater Gin in Chelsea in London. James was a trained pharmacist who had travelled widely in the United States as a young man and seen the commercial opportunities of producing a superior quality gin. He applied his scientific expertise to creating a gin that today defines the London Dry style.