The eternal Gincredible Spirit from London.
Everyone knows Beefeater, even those who don't like Gin. 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. It was first made in 1820 by James Burroughs, and after almost 200 years, it's still made in London, using the same recipe. Now, why do we call it "dry Gin" if we know it's obviously wet? Well, "London Dry Gin" is a special and well-regulated concoction: strong juniper lead, no artificial ingredients, no sweeteners, flavors or colors added. What it can have is a buttload of gorgeous botanicals and Beefeater has nine.
Whether you're a Gin snob, occasional drinker or a complete Whisky-head, you'd be silly to ignore the constant quality of Beefeater. It makes the best G&Ts and it's quite lovely neat. We all admire the more high-end "24" edition, but you can never go wrong with the original. It won a medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition every year between 2006 and 2012 and any bar without this Kennington Spirit is an establishment not worth visiting.