Beefeater Gin is a brand of gin owned by Pernod Ricard and bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom, by the company of James Burrough. Beefeater remained in the Burrough’s family control until 1987. It is a 47% alcohol product (94 proof) in the US, and a 40% alcohol product (70 proof) elsewhere in the world (including the UK) (note proof is calculated differently in the US from elsewhere). 40% alcohol is 80 proof in the US.
The name refers to the Yeomen Warders who are the ceremonial guards of the Tower of London. The Beefeater distillery is one of nine currently still operational in London itself - this includes East London Liquor Company, City of London Distillery, Half Hitch Gin, Sipsmith, Bermondsey Distillery, Thames Distillers, 58 Gin, Sacred Microdistillery and The London Distillery Company.
This gin is distilled from "100% grain spirit". The manufacturer has been in business since 1862 and is currently located in Kennington, London.