One of the greatest things about being a Londoner is knowing that there’s always somewhere new to discover. Whether it’s a charming cocktail bar or a local museum, this city has a never-ending supply of hidden gem spots for our enjoyment. And our most recent discovery is the Beefeater Gin Distillery in Kennington, a short walk from Kennington, Vauxhall or Oval tube.
Distilling the world’s supply of Beefeater Gin in London since 1863, this building is steeped in history. And you can learn all about how the World’s Most Awarded Gin is made on one of their gin distillery tours. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or you’re only just dipping your toe into the world of this botanical beverage, there’s a gin distillery tour perfect for your taste.
1. Distillery VIP Experience
If you consider yourself something of a gin aficionado, the Distillery VIP Experience is a fantastic way to enjoy your favourite drink in exciting new serves. Starting with a walk through the interactive exhibition, you’ll embark on a journey of gin through the ages. All whilst sipping a delicious welcome drink!
This will be followed by a visit to the distillery and still house, an Edwardian building complete with original Victorian features. Here you’ll learn about how Beefeater gets its unique, world-awarded flavour, before heading to the private, speak-easy style bar. This is where all of your learnings will be brought to life, as your host provides you with various tastings. And once you’ve decided on your favourites, your host will transform them into show-stopping cocktails and G&Ts.
Duration: 2.5 hours
2. Beefeater Crown Jewel Tour
As implied by the name, this tour is perfect for the gin-lover seeking an experience with a little extra pizazz. Kicking things off with the pinnacle of the Beefeater gin collection, you’ll sip a Beefeater Crown Jewel & Champagne cocktail before exploring the interactive exhibition. Your host will then take you on a detailed tour of the distillery and still house for a guided tasting. Waiting for you in the speakeasy bar, you’ll find delectable canapés and one of our hero Crown Jewel cocktails. And to ensure you leave feeling like royalty, you’ll receive a gift bag including a bottle of Beefeater Crown Jewel and other exclusive gifts worth £75.
Duration: 3 hours
3. Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour
New to the world of G&Ts? The Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour is the best place to begin your journey. After learning all-things-gin in the interactive exhibition, you’ll be well primed to enjoy a guided tasting. Here your host will teach you about the components that make Beefeater the World’s most awarded. But believe us when we say, the flavours in the four London Dry Gins you’ll sample truly speak for themselves! Finally, you’ll visit the still house to see the distillery process in action. Then it’s time to head to the bar for a perfectly made G&T.
Duration: 1.5 hours