Crown Jewel Gin was discontinued by Beefeater in 2009, but was globally re-released last year due to unprecedented demand from gin lovers. The new bottling uses the original recipe from 1993, incorporating Beefeater’s nine classic botanicals with the addition of grapefruit to impart crisp notes of citrus. The expression is said to celebrate the legend that ravens must remain in the Tower of London to prevent the Tower, and the monarchy, from falling, so in homage, the names of the eight resident ravens are imprinted on the side of every bottle as part of the new design. An incredibly limited release, each bottle carries an individual release number and batch number. Beefeater Crown Jewel has a delicate citrus aroma delivering hints of grapefruit, velvety smooth in the mouth with complex botanical flavours, and is bottled at 50% abv.
Beefeater’s master distiller, Desmond Payne, says “Beefeater Crown Jewel is hugely popular within circles of gin connoisseurs for good reason: the velvety smooth gin shows superior, refined spirit notes with a delicate citrus aroma and – most significantly – a higher abv of 50% that helps flavours hold together. These attributes won Beefeater Crown Jewel legions of fans before its discontinuation and we hope to once again inspire gin enthusiasts with the limited edition relaunch.”£5 per 100.00ml