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Monkey 47, Germany 50cl (47%)

Bottling Notes

With 47 botanicals you could be excused for thinking that the individual flavours wouldn't stand up for themselves or make a satisfying whole, but what a triumph this gin is. Every time you try it you'll pick up new flavour notes and aromas, from berry fruits and citrus to floral and herbal characteristics. It's complex and vibrant and not a traditional gin, and at £35 - £40 it is perhaps not an everyday gin, but you will be missing out if you never get to try it.  

 

Tasting Notes

Monkey 47 Gin is distilled in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) region of Germany. The '47' in the name comes from both the 47 botanicals used and the 47% ABV. Meanwhile the 'monkey' element refers to the story of a British Air Force Commander who help rebuild Berlin Zoo after the war, including sponsoring an egret monkey (depicted on the label) and later opening a Black Forest guesthouse called 'The Wild Monkey' at which he served his own gin. Monkey 47 Gin founder Alex Stein discovered this story and was inspired to create a new gin, even using records of the original recipe as inspiration, such as including lingonberries, cranberries and spruce shoots amongst the botanicals.

Monkey 47, Germany 50cl (47%)
Price: £44.00
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Perfect Serve

Drink it neat over ice, or add a premium tonic and garnish with lime zest and fresh sage.