Lights, Camera, Action for Beefeater MIXLDN


Beefeater Gin has launched its sixth annual cocktail contest to discover the most creative and skilled bartenders from across the globe. In a new twist on the format, Beefeater MIXLDN 6, the largest international gin cocktail competition, will challenge contestants … Continue reading

A Chick is Crowned Beefeater MIXLDN 2015 Champ


No we’re not being sexist or patronising, the big news is that Beefeater, London’s very own gin, has announced Evelyn Chick from Harbor Room bar in Toronto, Canada is the winner of the 2015 Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition. In fact … Continue reading

Brandon Phillips of USA New Beefeater MIXLDN Champ


Well done Brandon Phillips of Chicago who won out against 30 finalists from around the world with his ‘Hackney Handshake’ cocktail at last night’s grand final of the prestigious Beefeater MIXLDN Cocktail Competition in London. Phillips impressed the panel of judges … Continue reading

Burrough’s Reserve –The Quest for Sipping Gin


David Smith gets up close with Beefeater Master Distiller Desmond Payne to find out more about his quest to create the perfect sipping gin. And he ends up pretty impressed. There are many popular spirits whose characters are derived from … Continue reading

Beefeater Launches MIXLDN / Global Bartender Competition 2014


Wow, here’s something new. Beefeater Gin, the only historic dry gin still distilled in London, is embracing its roots with a unique and exciting global bartender competition that mixes the best of modern cultural London, to challenge and inspire the … Continue reading

Hot News: Beefeater Visitor Centre Opens


The much-anticipated Beefeater London: The Home of Gin will welcome gin enthusiasts for the first time on 22nd May, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the colourful history of London gin. Visitors will take an interactive journey through key … Continue reading

Christmas Presents for Gin Lovers


From cocktail classes to gin adventures to very special bottlings there are loads of present ideas for the gin lover in your life. Here are a few we would like to see in our stockings this year: How About A … Continue reading

A New Beefeater Global Bartender Champ is Crowned

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At the very splendid finale in London last week Jason Williams of “The Rook” bar in Sydney, Australia, was announced the overall winner of the third annual Beefeater 24 Global Bartender Competition. Williams wins an all-expenses trip to one of … Continue reading

What We Learned at London Cocktail Week

L-R Peter McKay of Alcohols Limited, Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillery, Nik Fordham of Bombay Sapphire, Desmond Payne of Beefeater and Tom Nicol of Tanqueray

Gintime Editor Geraldine Coates reports from the frontline of London Cocktail Week 2013. London Cocktail Week’s programme featured 250 events, with an increasing focus on on gin naturally. Obviously there was a lot of cherry picking required to hear about … Continue reading

Master Distillers Seminar “Me and My Botanical” at London Cocktail Week


So London Cocktail Week is almost upon us again and it’s time to make some hard choices of what to see and where to go in this very packed programme. We can confidently say where Gintime will be on Tuesday … Continue reading

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Sweeps the Board


Following its global launch in June, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve has recently received a host of prestigious awards in some of the industry’s most respected competitions. The new gin expression, which is uniquely rested in Jean de Lillet oak barrels, received … Continue reading

Chalking up the Firsts

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Patience Gould meets Master Distiller Desmond Payne in his HQ at the Beefeater Distillery in London, to discuss the launch of the ultra premium gin Burrough’s Reserve – and to taste it too! Since the launch of Beefeater 24 back … Continue reading

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Launches in Style


Chivas Brothers, the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin, held the international launch of the very splendid Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve  last week in London. Recognising the importance of this new style of gin, the event was attended … Continue reading

Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Launches


Ooh we’ve been wondering about this but hot off the press is the news that Chivas Brothers has launched Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve described as “a hand-crafted, ultra premium gin unlike any other”. Distilled in a small historic copper still from … Continue reading

Which Tonic Water with Beefeater Gin?


Patience Gould reports on a very exclusive tasting designed to discover which Tonic Water best matches the classic Beefeater Gin.  Six tonics went under the spotlight at London’s Beefeater Distillery in a blind tasting that was full of surprises, some … Continue reading