Beefeater Summer

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Beefeater Summer was one of a series of expansions to the Beefeater product line in the late 2000’s. It included another seasonal variation— Beefeater Winter, and a London Market themed expression.

Like others in the line, this was created by master distiller Desmond Payne.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Slightly floral with berry facets. hints of juniper present as well.

Flavor: The tasting notes are decidedly floral, but the combination of flavors remind me more strongly of pomegranate than of Hibiscus and Elderflower.

Jammy finish with hints of berry and a prominent note of pine-forward juniper.


Beefeater Summer mixes well with light floral liqueurs, such as Pama or St. Germain’s. The floral quality makes it a complimentary addition to an Aviation, and a satisfying Gin and Tonic, with wide appeal.

Fans of gins like Hendrick’s will likely enjoy Beefeater Summer quite a bit.

Overall, Beefeater Summer

Fans of Beefeater Gin will not be disappointed as it is unmistakably Beefeater in taste and mouth feel.

It’s a shame that Beefeater Summer was a limited edition offering as it was ultimately quite successful— it blended contemporary flavors with a classic juniper-led palate.

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2 thoughts on “Beefeater Summer”

  1. Lighter and more floral then traditional Beefeater or Beefeater 24, I have found it perfect for warm summer days on our trip at the beach in Santa Cruz. It worked well in a Pimm’s cup but was best servered chilled with a lime twist. 3.5 stars for me.