In a time of loneliness we all need to find someone, or something, to keep us company. And because I’m a sad, single alcoholic, I’ve found my companion in a bottle of Beefeater Gin.
To say Beefeater will boost your mood in a time as tough as this would be a bit of a lie. As Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”. Well I’ve been drinking Beefeater every night for the past two weeks, and it always ends in me crying myself to sleep on the couch, listening to James Blunt's Back to Bedlam.
There's nothing wrong with being emotionally vulnerable in 2020, but it sure as hell brings back memories of my old man telling me to harden up after Drew Neemia left Sticky TV in 2009.
The great thing about Beefeater is it’s never going to kick you while you’re down, it’ll gently take you to a near-depressed state and let you wallow in your sadness all on your own, while still never leaving your side.
Beefeater will be a good friend for whenever you need it. Cherish it. Value it. Never underestimate it.
Tasting notes: Sadness, nostalgia, a sense of a wasted existence.
Taste rating: 7/8
Froth level: All of your childhood imaginary friends abandoning you forever.
Pairs well with: Tonic, lemon, ice, and loneliness.