The fact it hails from the Black Forest in Germany is not the only thing unique about Monkey 47 Dry Gin – it contains cranberries! Overall, 47 different botanicals go into Monkey 47(hence the name). The result is a fresh and zesty, award-winning gin that suggests eucalyptus on the nose, lime and juniper on the palate and a citrus and pine finish.
Monkey 47 was the brainchild of RAF Wing Commander Monty Collins. He retired to the Black Forest after the war and sourced most of the botanicals used in his creation from his back garden. Ever the posh British eccentric, he owned a pet monkey – which can probably account for Monkey 47’s unusual name.