Hits of fresh citrus and ripe juniper on the nose followed by a vegetal and slightly wooded finish that’s extremely complex and robust.
A big kick of rewarding flavour greets the palate with a clean mouth feel.
Foresty and aromatic flavours continue across the entire palate until you are left with an exotically perfumed and flowery finish.
The story of Monkey 47 is attributed to an Indian born British Commander who was stationed in Germany after the second world war. Inspired by the Black Forest through the lens of his family’s heritage he combined British influence, Indian botanicals, and the natural flora of the German forest to create a complex gin he called Schwarzwald Dry Gin, along with the note Max the Monkey.
You see, this Commander also helped rebuild the world-famous Berlin zoo, and during the course of this he came to support Max, an egret monkey, who lived in the zoo. So it might seem natural that years after the fact in retirement, he retained an affection for the monkey he sponsored, and when he made his gin, he named it after him.
On botanicals alone, boasting an ostentatious 47, it might be the most complicated gin on the market, but to throw you one more curveball, it’s also built on a base spirit of molasses.
Made in Black Forest, Germany.
500ml Bottle Size