For making gin white grain is fermented. To this flavouring is added. Apart from juniper lemon, anise, angelica root as well as seed, orris roots, licorice roots, cinnamon, coriander, bark of cassia and bitter orange rinds are also used. The best type of gin is dry. It is often mixed with tonic water or vermouth to make cocktails.
In 17th century Netherlands Gin made its debut and the name of physician Franciscus Sylvius is connected with it. William of Orange brought it to England. Gin took England by storm when government removed all licenses for its manufacture and imposed heavy duty on imported drinks. Soon gin production overtook that of beer.. The government came down with heavy taxes in the 18th century that led to gin riots. Ultimately as a result of give and take licensing system was introduced leading to improvement of quality. In the 18th century gin came to be adulterated with addition of turpentine and sulphuric acid. Gin is one of the most popular spirits, which is used as a base for different types of mixed drinks like martini.
Beefeaters gin is the brand name of a particular type of gin made, bottled and distributed in UK by a company named James Burrough Ltd. The company has been in this business from 1820 located in Kennington in London. 47% consists of alcohol. It is fermented and distilled from best quality grain spirit. On the bottle is the picture of a yeoman warder – a Beefeater. Beefeaters are guards of the Tower of London. Once upon a time they were in charge of the prisoners but today that act as tourist guides wearing the uniform of yore.
Beefeater Gin comprises of as many as 9 different kinds of botanical herbs. Before the distillation process these are soaked for a 24 hours. For distillation to be complete 8 hours is required. Beefeater gin is expensive and reliable. It comes in a bottle that has become a classic emblem of quality and timelessness. Beefeater gin needs no separate introduction whether it is a London pub or a rough tough cowboy bar in Texas. It is there on the classy shelves of an exclusive club in Manhattan.
The Beefeater gin is a sharp’ner – which means it is a tonic for quick socializing. This quickness is the call of the hour with time at a premium and yet man wanting to continue to be a social creature. The Beefeater gin fills in the gap. Its flavour is crispy and cool with tangy freshness and above all smooth. Beefeater gin is alcohol distilled from best grains. Aromatic botanical flavours are infused in it. It is the most exported variety of gin in the world.