Like a typical day it begins with tea. The father of Beefeater founder James Burrough was a prominent tea merchant. When Desmond Payne, our Master Distiller, stumbled across a fragment of one of his early Victorian price lists, inspiration struck. It takes just one full day to give Beefeater 24 its unique character. For 24 hours the gin’s exotic botanicals, which include rare Japanese Sencha tea and aromatic Chinese Green tea, are gently steeped together. The flavour-enriched spirit is then slowly distilled in traditional pot stills, to create a unique gin that is rich, scented and sensuously smooth. Beefeater 24 comes in a handsomely designed bottle that stylishly combines the old and the new. The decorative botanical design on the bottle has its roots in the Arts and Crafts era of the early 20th century. But the elegantly cool lines of the bottle itself are unmistakeably of our time.