Meet Beefeater Gin Master Distiller Desmond Payne

The Master Distiller of Beefeater Gin, Desmond Payne, has been making gin for over 40 years. At the London Distillery, he acts as the guardian of James Burrough’s original gin recipe, originally developed in the 1820s and still going strong today. Beefeater Gin contains nine different botanicals: juniperangelica root, angelica seeds, coriander seeds, liquoricealmondsorris rootseville oranges, and lemon peel. These botanicals are steeped for 24 hours before distillation. Distillation takes eight hours to complete.


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