Rake & Ruin
Beaufort London‘s London identity is evident in every detail of its fragrances. Leo Crabtree, creator of the brand, this time finds inspiration in the work “Rake’s Progress” by William Hogarth, a London-based satirical engraving writer.
The protagonist of Rake ‘Progress, Tom Rakewell, is brought to complete ruin by leading a luxurious life of disorder, prostitutes and gambling.
Rake & Ruin is the olfactory representation of a wild night in a tavern where rivers of gin flow, thinking of times past and where moral decadence begins.
Beaufort Spirit, Beaufort London‘s “sister” company, produces a London gin created with botanical ingredients, as does Rake & Ruin for a perfect connection between taste and smell.
Beaufort’s “Gunpowder Proof” gin is 57% ABV – a type of gin known as Navy Strength – the traditional strength demanded by the British Royal Navy. Gin and gunpowder were often stored in the same parts of the ship, and if the gin leaked into the gunpowder, the force was such that it evaporated, leaving the gunpowder still usable.
The fragrance Rake & Ruin by Beaufort is a woody smoked eau de parfum, based on gin and with its own gin.