Available exclusively at Beefeater London, the brand’s gin distillery and visitor centre, Beefeater London Garden Gin was launched in May 2014 to coincide with the opening of the visitor centre.
Beefeater London Garden Gin was created Mater Distiller, Desmond Payne, who was inspired by London’s Chelsea Physic Garden which is located around the corner from founder James Burrough’s original distillery in Chelsea.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 28/04/2014
Classic London dry gin with pine, lavender and lemon/lime zest but with fresh coriander and lightly floral parma violet aromas. Fragrant, slightly floral hop-like/celery notes suggest the use of angelica seeds as well as angelica root - nutty, damp wood (sadly the botanical recipe has not been revealed).
Fresh, light and floral yet classic in style with assertive piney juniper. Sweet citrus oil notes are initially very evident and remain present throughout the palate.
Very clean with light lingering spice. Complex, balanced and interesting. Not the predictable rose petal floral affair that might have come from a lesser distiller. A great Martini gin.