Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
"The greatest gin I have ever tasted." ~ Robert Parker
Admittedly, it appears somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite great British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. And yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. MONKEY 47 - Distilled from 47 predominantly unusual but regional botanicals such as lingonberries and blended with natural spring water.
Bottled at 47% ABV, Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin has an aroma of wood spices, vegetables, citrus and pine. The aroma gives to way to an incredibly complex bouquet of flavors, including earthy spices, fruit, herbs and tart citrus. The finish is rich and bursting, with a hint of lemon balm.
The ingredients are steeped in French-made molasses alcohol for 36 hours prior to being distilled through an Arnold Holstein copper-pot still. Keller combines traditional maceration and distillation techniques, as well as vapour infusing certain ingredients, to gather precise amounts of the more volatile botanicals and accentuate more sublime flavors.
The world’s best bartenders count the German gin, Monkey 47, among the four brands of gin most frequently requested by customers.
"One of the ten best gins." The Independent
Monkey 47 earned the World Spirits Award Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition
Awards: Gold medal, IWSC London 2011