It’s somewhat eccentric to claim that a recipe for gin has the power to unite British traditions, the exoticness of India, and the purity and nativeness of the Black Forest. Yet it is precisely this eccentricity that defines the nature of Montgomery Collins, from whom our Schwarzwald Dry Gin originates. His childhood as the son of a diplomat in East Asia, his military career among the ruins of Berlin, and his adopted home in the Black Forest supply the autobiographical background for a recipe that represents a bold combination of native Black Forest herbs, berries and exotic Asian botanicals. A third of the ingredients come from the Black Forest and are definitely not what you would call typical gin flavorings! In total, 47 handpicked ingredients, prepared in extremely soft spring water from the Black Forest, give Monkey 47, whose main attraction is the use of local cranberries as a ”secret weapon”. Its unrivaled complexity and quality, which is fully brought to bear through masterly distillation and maturing in traditional earthenware containers. Whether with tonic, martini, or gimlet, the unique and complex taste of Monkey 47 is an ideal basis for both classics and more eccentric cocktails. With the distinct scent of juniper, a crisp citrus note, a sweet, floral aroma, a hint of peppery spices, subtle bitter fruit, and a harmoniously balanced complexity with a tremendously racy finish!