Originally Posted by cptjeff
I'm a big fan. And the hats from old bottles seem to find their way onto other spirits.
94 proof Beefeater IS regular Beefeater. Certainly the only version I've ever seen, I had no clue they made a watered down version in some markets. A lot of gin is 94 proof or thereabouts by default, just goes back to an old way of measuring proof- you'll see it in more than a few rums as well.
I figured as much, but Wikipedia says something weird.
It is a 47% alcohol product (94 proof) in the US and New Zealand, and a 40% alcohol product (80 proof) elsewhere in the world (including the UK).
Anyway, I'm happy with the 47%/94 proof Beefeater and Broker's, so no need to change.