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MONKEY 47 SCHWARZWALD DRY GIN 50CL

€60,00

Monkey 47 gin is named for the "guesthouse" that Montgomery "Monty" Collins ran in the Black Forest of Germany called the Wild Monkey. He made a gin and decades later Alexander Stein is said to have uncovered this recipe and re-introduced it. The "47" comes from a full 47 different botanicals used in the gin... an astonishingly large number that is closer to an absinthe than gins (we normally see gins in 6-12 range). They use 100% fresh and all natural herbs in the infusion. It is blended down with water from the Black Forest, which they regard as having a special soft character. The base distillate is molasses (rum!) and the infusion done as a maceration (think of a good, thorough soaking) for 36 hours. The gin is rested in earthenware containers for 3 months prior to bottling. It is bottled unfiltered with numbered batches, which suggests one should expect a slight haze in the spirit and perhaps some variation from batch to batch. They suggest looking for citrus and floral notes with a hint of cranberry. Because of the floral character and the high number of ingredients, we've classified this as a modern-styled gin. 

Black Forest Distillers is located in Durbach, Germany in the Black Forest in a region known as Schwarzwald. It is an area known for both cuckoo clocks and spirits. It is owned and managed by Alexander Stein and Christopher Keller in a distiller that is now centuries old.  Pernod-Ricard acquired a majority stake in the distillery in January, 2016.

Monkey 47 gin is named for the "guesthouse" that Montgomery "Monty" Collins ran in the Black Forest of Germany called the Wild Monkey. He made a gin and decades later Alexander Stein is said to have uncovered this recipe and re-introduced it. The "47" comes from a full 47 different botanicals used in the gin... an astonishingly large number that is closer to an absinthe than gins (we normally see gins in 6-12 range). They use 100% fresh and all natural herbs in the infusion. It is blended down with water from the Black Forest, which they regard as having a special soft character. The base distillate is molasses (rum!) and the infusion done as a maceration (think of a good, thorough soaking) for 36 hours. The gin is rested in earthenware containers for 3 months prior to bottling. It is bottled unfiltered with numbered batches, which suggests one should expect a slight haze in the spirit and perhaps some variation from batch to batch. They suggest looking for citrus and floral notes with a hint of cranberry. Because of the floral character and the high number of ingredients, we've classified this as a modern-styled gin. 

Black Forest Distillers is located in Durbach, Germany in the Black Forest in a region known as Schwarzwald. It is an area known for both cuckoo clocks and spirits. It is owned and managed by Alexander Stein and Christopher Keller in a distiller that is now centuries old.  Pernod-Ricard acquired a majority stake in the distillery in January, 2016.