It is apt, given that gin has become the classic English spirit, for Becketts to be located where England began. It was here in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames where King Athelstan, the first king of England, was crowned in 925AD. He united the Saxon kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia and conquered the Viking kingdoms of Northumbria and York to form the Kingdom of England.
Beckett’s has a range of exquisite spirits, all beautifully flavourful and with our signature smooth finish.
Their flagship gin is a London Dry distilled in London using the finest ingredients, most notably juniper berries from England and mint from Kingston-upon-Thames.
Beckett’s also make a batch of Sloe Gin every year using our London Dry. This has a beautiful cherry and almond sweetness followed by a lovely warm finish.
And now, their third is Spirited, a bold gin full of spirit.
The key to Beckett’s gins’ pre-eminence are their unique ingredients. They use just six complementary botanicals throughout the range which are in perfect harmony.
First of course, is the juniper. They are unique in using English juniper berries handpicked from Box Hill in Surrey with kind permission of the National Trust and Natural England.
For the citrus notes they use Moroccan lime and coriander. They also add Spanish sweet orange peel and Italian orris root to smooth these notes to perfection. It is the spirit equivalent of analogue sound; mellow and harmonious.
Finally, the masterstroke, Beckett’s infuse the gin with mint grown here in Kingston-upon-Thames. This quintessential English herb works wonderfully with our other botanicals to create a warm, aromatic and bittersweet character and helps to produce their signature smooth, cool finish.