VIDEO: Beefeater master distiller Desmond Payne celebrates 50 years of making gin

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Master distiller Desmond Payne has been making gin for 50 years, first at Plymouth Gin and then at Beefeater. As he celebrates a half century as a distiller this week, Beefeater Gin has released this video tribute to him, made in collaboration with the Gin Foundry, with input from leading names from London’s bars such as Alessandro Palazzi of Dukes Bar, Ryan Chetiyawardana of Mr Lyan and Dandelyan, Erik Lorincz of The American Bar at The Savoy, Bobby Hiddleston of Swift and Simon Toohey of Callooh Callay.

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