Monkey 47 is distilled by Christoph Keller for Alexander Stein of Black Forest Distillers. Monkey 47 is very much a novelty within the Gin Universe, unique because of its low production and a real difference in style and taste.
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin is obtained by double distillation of sugar beet molasses and a third distillation with botanicals, aged in clay pots. Made with 47 botanicals and bottled at 47%, they also use a secret weapon typical to the Black Forest in the mix - lingonberries. It's become almost a cult like Gin over the recent years and in case you haven't had a taste of this flavor bomb, we can give you nothing else but a recommendation of the highest order!
Appearance / Color
Clear with a silvery, glycerous appearance.
Aroma / Smell / Nose
Crisp and fresh on the nose. The initial perfumed burst is of sweet berry / juniper and assorted fresh citrus peel; further aeration releases pine needle, lavender and clove-like scents. Distinctive and somewhat unconventional, some tasters found the aromatics a little cologne like.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate, this begins soft and glycerous, gradually building intensity, climaxing in an explosion of peppers; Mid palate is off dry and oily with juniper, lavender, pine needle and spice. Some tangy notes in the mouth add extra freshness to the traditional characters. Fairly complex.
Good balance of all components and racy, fresh finish, flavors persisting into the long, dry after taste.
Wonderfully fragrant and neat, strong, and versatile. This is my favorite gin.
Very herby, lots of flavour. A lot of depth. Very strong. But hey, I like it!
This is the gin all other juniper style gins aspire to. It's the benchmark I measure all other juniper style gins against. It is the gin's gin. If you like the modern classic juniper style gins (Tanquerey, Hendrick's, etc.), you won't find a gin better than this.
beautiful on the nose, the most beautiful of any gin. Soft and sweet with a bit of citrus. Amazing
Excellent Gin. Love the floral notes and smoothness. Makes a splendid Gin and Tonic.
I'm not a gin guy so the distinct flavor in this went over well with me. For our 2 years in Stuttgart Germany this was the go-to gin.
Great sipper with great zest and tropical notes. Mixing get's a little dicey as my gin/tonic tasted smokey. A really good gin but be careful with mixing!
Amazing. Smooth, complex, great mouth feel. Reminiscent of Italian hard candies and honey suckle & lavender.
By far...the best ...smoothest...personality driven gin I have ever had!
Best gin there is
For me it's the one
Crisp and aromatic smooth slightly sweet
Juniper and pink grapefruit throughout, with some orange pith too. A delicious and unusual gin worth a try!
Delicious gin for an herbal and floral G&T.
My favorite gin. Good on the rocks or mixed with Fevertrees aromatic tonic. Whichever way you want you can't go wrong.
You never go wrong with this wonderful gin
Smooth & floral. Hands down one of the best gins I have tried.
Don't drink gin often but love when a spirit can really express itself.
This gin has a scent that grabs you right away and you know you are ready for a treat....as you take a sip neat and say....WOW! Every one of my frineds who has tasted this gin has had the same reaction.l Even friends who say "I don't like gin" have tasted Monkey 47 and the first words out of their mouth is WOW. I can say no more.
Just love it !
Incredibly smooth; very sippable, particularly on the rocks. Need to try in a few cocktails soon.
It’s a din to make gin tonic.
My favorit gin by far, great on its own, andverry nice in coctails.
This is far and above the most intricate and delightful gin I've tasted. There is so much going on that I have no desire to mask it in a cocktail, yet already-yummy mixed drinks are elevated to a whole new level of joy and complexity with its inclusion. I frequently open the bottle and pass the cork around at dinner parties because the nose alone feels like all the best moments of an afternoon spent walking in a large, lush meadow. Minus the allergies. I have yet to take a sip (or pour some for a friend) and not feel (or witness) immediate joy. This gin is a must... so I highly recommend stocking the full 1L bottle.
Nice but not much nicer than the cheap stuff
light, dry, delicious
This has been placed on my 'keep in stock' list. Not your average gin, not to mention the bottle is a great conversation starter.
One of the best- clean flavor, not too aromatic. Excellent choice.
Really enjoying this gift from Mr. Wang
Incredible! One of my favorites for martinis.
Best gin on the market... Definitely something to try.
You can easily taste the difference - one of favourite gins
An unusual and flavoursome gin — old favourites of juniper, citrus and lavender hold the base line with red berries on the front, a herbal dryness down the sides and a spicy, peppery finish. Complex but smooth.
Excellent gin&tonic !
Very interesting sipping gin
Love, love, love it!
I'm not much of a gin guy, but my wife LOVES gin and found this to be her favorite gin ever. Will be ordering this often. I like the smoothness compared to other gins and the flavor, for me, is quite nice.
This is my second favourite gin. A bit expensive as they sell only half a litre bottles. Great citrus feeling, worth tasting it in a bar. I also like its bottle, a bit like bottles from the Monkey Island.
Super fragrant and nice for a highly tasty G&Ts.
It’s the best gin ever 😉
Best gin I've ever tasted! It's easily my favourite gin because it's just perfectly balanced and you can really taste the botanicals.
I'm normally not a gin drinker. Monkey 47 has changed that. The smooth, slightly fruity flavor has made me look for offbeat gin recipes.
Amazing Gin! Very rich flavour, herbaceous and even a bit spicy. Definitely my favourite for G&T and also great for many cocktails
One of the best tasting gins around. Best with fever tree Mediterranean tonic with lots of ice and no garnish. Really allows the flavours of the gin to shine, uninterrupted.
Hands down the most complex and delightful gin I have ever tasted. These ratings should go to 11 #spinaltap
Has a great flavor that is quite intriguing. I do feel like this gin is a little persnickety with how you mix it into cocktails. I believe I may need more practice before trying to do anything more complex than a martini or gin & tonic.
Smells like The Real Tom Ford cologne and has a very smooth fresh taste!! One of my favorites!
Absolutely the smoothest gin I've ever had! Goes down so good wth a very nice pine after taste and a delicious taste overall
Amazing gin, very aromatic almost like perfume on the nose.
One of my favorites!
Outstanding sipping gin, but probably not for newcomers to gin.
Floral on the nose a sweet juniper pallet and a soft floral/juniper finish. Some gin can really turn me off, but I am going to have to recommend this one for those looking for a sipping gin.
Beautiful distilled gin. Special product
Best Gin ever had
Best Gin I've tried.
One of the best flavored Gin I've tried!
... don't like the berries
Beautiful, inside and out!
I am no gin fan bit this one surprised me! Perhaps I like it because it's not all about Juniper.