Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 50cl

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Country Germany
Spirit Type Gin
Brand Monkey 47
Size 50cl
ABV 47.0%
A curious gin from the Black Forest in Germany. Made with 47 botanicals and bottled at 47%, they also use a 'secret weapon typical to the Black Forest' in the mix � cranberries. 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 old apothecary style bottle and hand-drawn label have garnered recognition worldwide and brought Monkey 47 Gin nine design awards.
Country Of Origin: Germany
The story of Monkey 47 begins in the 1940s. In July 1945, Wing Commander Montgomery �Monty� Collins of the Royal Air Force was posted to the British sector of the newly divided Berlin. Commander Collins was shocked by the extent of the destruction of the capital and resolved to support the reconstruction of Germany in his free time. He became devoted to the rebuilding of the Berlin Zoo, through which he came to sponsor an egret monkey by the name of Max.

Montgomery Collins left the Royal Air Force in 1951. Driven by his desire to learn the art of watch making, Collins moved to the Northern Black Forest region. Unfortunately he showed little talent for watch making and so instead opened a country guesthouse, which he named �The Wild Monkey� in honour of Max the monkey he had sponsored in Berlin.

The Black Forest area has always been known for distilling fruit liqueurs. Collins combined this with his interest in gin and what he created � Schwarzwald Dry Gin � became the trademark spirit for the guesthouse until the 1970s. Almost four decades later in 2006, this story was rediscovered by Alexander Stein, who just so happened to descend from a family of distillers�

After two years of development, the duo chose a recipe that they considered to be the ideal gin. Classic dry gin, interpreted in an entirely new and eccentric way.

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Country Of Origin: Germany

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