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That gold medals for gin production come to land in the hands of producers from the Black Forest need not upset the English too much. It would seem that gin production has followed in the footsteps of football; invented in England, adpoted and perfected in Germany. But the world champion Monkey 47 recipe has something of a longer history.

Monkey 47 Black Forest Gin ? the story of Monty´s treasure

According to the assuredly authentic legend, Monkey 47´s story begins with Royal Air Force Commander Montgomery Collins, who whiled away time in postwar Berlin by attending to the rebuilding of the Berlin Zoo. A few years later, having removed himself to the Black Forest, Collins opened a tavern and named it Zum Wilden Affen (The Wild Ape Inn), in doting commemoration of the monkey he had bestowed upon the Zoo as a gift. But he suffered under a circumstance which thanks to him no longer prevails a good glass of gin was hard to come by in the Black Forest.

Collins own recipe for his ?Max the Monkey ? Black Forest Dry Gin? resurfaced during a renovation of the inn after the turn of the century, and finders Christoph Keller and Alexander Stein had the good sense to pick up where Collins left off. Monkey 47 Black Forest Gin was born ? or reborn ? and the natural abundance of the Black Forest surroundings continue to provide the 47 botanicals which comprise this exquisite gin.

Monkey 47 announced its arrival by taking the award for best in class in the category ?Gin Worldwide? at the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition. Cased in a retro bottle with the comforting appearance of an alchemist´s potion, and recalling Collins monkey Max on the label, this gin has convinced barkeepers worldwide with more than its seductive appearance. Boasting an accomplished repertoire of juniper notes, fruity, flowery aromas, and a rounding trace of fresh, lively citrus. A light but bitter hint of pepper completes the excellent impression made by Monkey 47.

Purchase Monkey 47 Black Forest Gin online ? shop online here at Urban Drinks

Fully sized bottles as well as tasters are available to purchase from the online shop at Urban Drinks, also offering the Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, as well as an assortment of accompaniment sets for the perfect gin and tonic. Don´t miss out on this exclusive and exquisite gin ? and don´t forget to raise your glass to Monty Collins and his monkey Max.

Wild Ape Creativity the premium spirit in premium cocktails

The special character of Monkey 47 makes this product both a brilliant base for diverse cocktails, as well as the perfect partner for a classic gin and tonic. Try Hamburg?s own Gin & Basil Smash with the following recipe:

  • 6cl Gin
  • 10-15 Basil leaves
  • 2cl Lemon juice
  • 2cl Sugar syrup
  • Ice cubes

Mix the basil leaves and sugar syrup in a shaker. Add the gin, the ice cubes, and the lemon juice, before giving the whole thing a rough shake. Decant into a glass, garnish with basil, and enjoy!

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