United Kingdom Founded in 1958
Beefeater London Dry Gin has been produced in London, at the Beefeater Distillery, with the same original recipe, for over 150 years. Sold in over 50 countries around the world, this British icon is quintessentially London.

Named after the guards at the Tower of London, and distilled in its newest home in Kennington, South London, Beefeater has stood the test of time.

Made to a traditional London Dry Gin style, it contains all the usual suspects when it comes to botanicals; juniper, liquorice root, coriander seeds, and two types of citrus, and more, resulting in a clean, balanced flavor.
Beefeater Flavor Spiraltm
  • tea
  • juniper
  • citrus
  • coriander
  • liquorice
  • lemon zest
  • orange peel
  • dry
  • grapefruit peel
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Although Beefeater Gin is distilled in Kennington, South London, it is shipped up to Scotland in its distillate form to be blended and bottled.


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Invented by James Burrough, a pharmacist, in 1873, Beefeater Gin became an instant success. Today, the Beefeater Distillery is home to Beefeater London Dry, Beefeater 24, Beefeater London Garden and Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve.

Situated in Kennington, South London, the distillery has been on the same site since 1958, after moving from Lambeth, which was home to Beefeater before that. The former pickle factory which Beefeater now calls home, offers daily distillery tours to the public, and houses the original Victorian pot stills where the Gin was made.

While the 1870s recipe for the original Beefeater London Dry Gin (which remains virtually unchanged), is a fairly typical London Dry Gin style, there is one thing which sets it apart; its lemon and Seville orange peels are steeped for 24 hours, to ensure that the full flavors of the fruits and other fresh botanicals are extracted.
Distillery info:
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Established 1958
  • Owner Pernod Ricard
  • Visitor center Yes
  • Status Active
  • Address 20 Montford Place, Kennington, London, SE11 5DE, United Kingdom
  • Phone +020 7587 0034
  • Website
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