Monkey 47’s name comes from the story of Wing Commander Monty Collins of the Royal Air Force who after the end of the war allegedly became involved in the rebuilding of the Berlin zoo and, later, in honour of one of the zoo’s monkeys named his country guesthouse “The Wild Monkey”.
It was there that he developed his Black Forest gin, whose recipe was found in a time capsule-like box labelled “Max the Monkey – Schwarzwald Dry Gin” at the turn of the century.
From Germany comes this unusual yet enticing gin. Containing 47 different botanicals and bottled at 47%, Monkey 47 will be a gin you won’t forget.
All the ingredients that go into this gin come from the Black Forest in Germany interestingly one of which is cranberries. Others include:
allspice, pomelo, hawthorn, cloves, blackberry, liquorice, orange, sage, acacia, ginger, rosehip, jasmine, verbena, camomile, angelica, grains of paradise coriander and of course juniper!
Enjoy with tonic and either a grapefruit or lime garnish.