Monkey 47 – Schwarzwald Dry Gin
An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Lingonberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it’s bottled at a healthy 47%. It seems that the botanicals speak for themselves, as the gin has received bucketfuls of critical acclaim. Some say less is more, not for Monkey 47!
Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. A good third of the 47 botanicals for this special gin come from the Black Forest and are definitely not what you would call typical gin flavourings! These handpicked ingredients, prepared in extremely soft spring water from our own Black Forest source, give the unrivalled complexity and quality to MONKEY 47, whose piece de resistance is the use of local cranberries as some sort of “secret weapon” typical to the Black Forest.