When Wing Commander Montgomery Collins began distilling fruit at his Wild Monkey guesthouse in the Black Forest, Germany in the '50s, he couldn't have imagined what he was starting. The area was already well known for distillation and its abundance of natural resources, so it seemed logical to create a gin using a special recipe of 47 of the region's finest natural ingredients. Robert Parker often tweets about how this is, in his opinion, the greatest gin ever made!
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A friend brought me back a bottle of Monkey 47 GIN, made from 47 botanicals in Germany's Black Forest - the greatest gin I have ever tasted.
We finished with something I am trying to track down for my personal use, an absolutely extraordinarily perfumed, intense, silky gin called Monkey 47, which is made in Germany's Black Forest. Packaged in a small 500 liter bottle, it is not that expensive (approximately $100), but it was a remarkable gin. In Europe it is apparently available at top liquor shops, so if you can find it, it is an astonishing gin.