A more recent addition to the Beefeater range. When creating Beefeater 24, Desmond Payne knew he had to come up with something totally different for his selection of botanicals. He used tea! The 12 ingredients used are Japanese Sencha Tea, Chinese green tea and then Seville orange peel, grapefruit peel, lemon peel, juniper, coriander seed, liquorice, angelica root, almond and orris root. It is called Beefeater 24 because the botanicals are steeped in the spirit for a full 24 hours. The result is a fragrant gin with good sweetness.
The fashion these days seems to be for aggressive and almost wacky tasting gins. I am always up for trying them, and often enjoy them. Beefeater 24 doesn't go that direction at all. It is subtle, smooth, and elegant. And I think it may be my all time favorite.
3rd March 2015
Tanqueray make Gordon's...
There's a flip side
To the person below... I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure the liquid in Tanqueray and Gordon's is exactly the same, with the Gordon's simply diluted to 40%...
11th February 2015
Fantastic, flavour filled gin. I own a few gins and was most surprised by Beefeater 24. An enjoyable, complex, yet easy to drink gin. The downside is it makes me quite emotional, as does Gordan's. Tanqueray and Plymouth gins don't have this affect.
5th January 2015
I expected this to taste of tea, but it doesn't. Tea has numerous compounds in it that "fuse" very well with other flavours making 24 an incredibly mixable gin, perfect for more contemporary cocktails. I highly recommend it!
4th July 2012