Beefeater Gin Prices Guide 2020

Beefeater Gin Prices Guide

Introduction of Beefeater Gin

Where’s The Beef?

With a name like Beefeater Gin, there has to be some meat involved along the line somewhere, right? Wrong. The name is actually in reference to the Yeomen Warders. The warders are the now ceremonial guards that attend to the Tower of London. They are casually referred to as, you guessed it: Beefeaters!

All in a Day’s Work

At times, it can be challenging to find unique aspects in different gins. Obviously, they are all made from juniper berries, herbs, and some form of citrus. Beefeater, however, does add some unique steps to their process. They steep lemons, oranges, and the other ingredients for an entire 24 hour day. It is then distilled after the steeping process is complete.

Home, Sweet Home

Unlike some brands offering London dry gins, Beefeater is true to its name. Beefeater is one of only nine gin producers located in London itself. Other popular producers still in London include:

  • Sipsmith
  • The London Distillery Company
  • 58 Gin
  • Half Hitch Gin

A Little Variety Goes a Long Way

Beefeater keeps it relatively simple regarding its offerings, similar to Tanqueray gin. With only four primary offerings and a one-off flavor, Beefeater focuses on maintaining a standard quality throughout its gins. Beefeater does pump up the botanicals with nine, as compared to a Tanqueray that uses four.

Beefeater Gin Prices

Beefeater Gin Prices

The Beefeater brand offers a small sampling of gins yet quite a variety in price point, as seen in table two at the end of this section. Let’s take a look at the difference between their lowest priced offering, Beefeater London Dry Gin, and their pricier option, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2.

Table One: Beefeater Varities

Beefeater Variety

Flavor Profile

Availability

Unique Features

London Dry

Juniper & Citrus

Widespread

Nine Botanicals

Reserve Edition 2

Juniper & Dried Fruit

Very Limited

Rest in Oak Casks

As you can see, the Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2 is a far more exclusive product. Distilled in an original copper still and stored in oak casks, it adopts a flavor unique to both Beefeater and the gin world as a whole.

Options Comparable to Beefeater

Beefeater presents itself at the middle price point of the gin market. While there are some priced about $10 lower than its London Dry Gin, Beefeater is known to be more comparable to the more “recognized” brands. Here is a short list of some brands that have also won similar awards and reviews, and their price points, listed from highest to lowest price.

Obviously, there are a variety of dry gins out there from more to less expensive than the Beefeater London Dry Gin. At some point a personal taste test may make all the difference in deciding which is best. 

Table Two: Common Beefeater Gin Prices List

Type

Size

Price

Proof

Beefeater London Dry Gin

750ml

$17.99 - $19.99

96

1L

$22.99 - $29.99

96

1.75L

$32.99 - $44.99

96

Beefeater London Pink

750ml

$19.99 - $22.99

63

Beefeater 24

750ml

$22.99 - $29.99

90

Beefeater Burrough's Reserve Edition 2

750ml

$69.99 - $89.99

86

Beefeater London Garden

750ml

$98.99 - $128.99

80

Beefeater Cocktail Recipes

Now for the fun part! Here are several recipes to use your Beefeater gins in. Beefeater recommends their Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2 be enjoyed “neat”. Meaning, some ice...and gin. The recipes below will utilize the Beefeater London Dry Gin.

Yeoman Warder Passion

Yeoman Warder Passion
  • Beefeater London Dry gin: 1 ounce
  • Banana liquer: 1 ounce
  • Dry vermouth: ½ ounce
  • Passion fruit juice: 1 ounce
  • Egg white: ⅓ ounce

Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake! Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon and lime. Perfect after a long day of guarding the Tower of London.

The Bumble Bee

The Bumble Bee
  • Beefeater London Dry gin: 2 ounces
  • Lemon juice: 2 splashes
  • Honey: 2 teaspoons
  • Crushed ice: 1 cup

First, put crushed ice in a glass. Then, stream honey over ice. Stir while adding cold gin. Add lemon splashes and garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy. Buzz, buzz!

Millenium

Millenium
  • Beefeater London Dry gin: 1 ounce
  • Cherry brandy: ½ ounce
  • Orange juice: 1 ½ ounce
  • Ginger ale: 2 splashes

Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake! Strain into a cocktail glass. Tada!

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