Description/ Tasting NotesComplex, rich and smooth gin with prevalent aromas of lime, fleshy berries and a woody forest floor undertone giving the gin levity and depth. Assertive zingy citrus taste on the upfront giving way to a rich bouquet of herbal juniper, juicy lingonberries, sweet liquorice, cardamon and hibiscus-like floral touches.
Winery Info/ Brand
Monkey 47 has been produced in the Black Forest at a distillery dubbed “Zum Wilden Affen”. Located at the Schaberhof just south of Lossburg, near the former site of a village called Vogelsberg. Black Forest Distillers continue to craft Monkey 47 following the same historic recipe as always – just in new environs. The company worked with the Markdorf-based coppersmith Arnold Holstein for more than two years on designing and manufacturing a one-of-a kind distilling operation. Assembled solely by hand using time-honoured methods and qualitative specifications based on extensive, shall we say, testing, the Apparatus Alembicus Maximus represents the beating heart of the “Zum Wilden Affen” distillery.
Region Info/ Origin
Measuring 160km from top to bottom, the Black Forest is a ludicrously lovely expanse of hills, lakes and forest, topping out at 1493m Feldberg. It reaches from the spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine almost to Lake Constance. This corner of the country is made for slow touring: on foot, by bicycle or behind the wheel of a car on one of many twisty roads with sensational views.