Product of: United Kingdom
The Yeoman Warders, or Beefeters, after which this gin is named act as visitor guides at the Tower of London where they can be seen in their red and blue 'day' tunics. Beefeater gin keeps close to its namesakes and the Warders are invited to a Christmas lunch at the distillery each year and presented with a bottle of Beefeater gin on their birthday.
In the early 1990s the brand leader and other competitor gins lowered their strength in the UK to the then newly permissible level of 37.5% alc./vol.. Beefeater defiantly held its strength at 40% alc./vol. and, to its credit, retains that strength to this day (47% alc./vol. in USA).
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 15/07/2012
Clean pine fresh juniper with a subtle lemon and orange zest.
More orange notes emerge on the palate as do more subtle hints of parma violet and coriander.
Orange notes re-emerge the peppery, coriander finish.