Sure, it seems a bit eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to combine great British traditions, the exoticism of India, and the purity of the Black Forest.
Yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the enigmatic character of Montgomery Collins, from which our dry Schwarzwald Gin originates.
His childhood as the son of a diplomat in East Asia, his military career in the ruins of Berlin, and his home in the Black Forest give the autobiographical backdrop for a recipe that is a bold combination of native Black Forest herbs and berries and exotic Asian vegetables.
A good third of the ingredients in this special gin come from the Black Forest, and they are definitely not what we call typical gin aromas!
In total, 47 hand-picked ingredients, prepared in extremely soft spring water from our Black Forest source, give MONKEY 47, whose centerpiece is the use of local cranberries as a kind of “secret weapon” typical of the Black Forest, its unparalleled complexity and quality, which is fully exercised through masterful distillation and maturation in traditional earthenware containers.
Whether you enjoy it with tonic water, sling, with martinis or gimlets, Monkey 47’s unique and complex flavor is an ideal base for both classic and quirkier cocktails.
With the distinct and pure scent of juniper, a tangy and crisp citrus note, a sweet, floral aroma, a hint of spicy spice, subtle bitter fruit, and a deep and harmoniously balanced complexity it has an extremely bold finish!