In a nutshell: Iconic London Dry Gin first made by James Burroughs in 1820.
The lowdown: Still made to the founder's original recipe of nine botanicals featuring bold juniper, zesty Seville orange and lemon peel. This ia a quintessential London Dry Gin made with a big juniper character and strong citrus notes.
James Burrough the founder of Beefeater purchased distillery in Chelsea in 1863 which opens under the later control of the Taylor family to became the first home of Beefeater Gin. In 1908 production moved to Lambeth before finally moving to it's current Kennington home in 1958. By 1963 Beefeater accounted for three out of every four bottles of gin imported into the US and in 1963 was the only gin selected to be on board the maiden voyage of the QEII to New York. In 1987 the brand was sold to Whitbread before moving once again in 2005 to the Pernod Ricard stable.