Monkey 47 Gin

50cl, 47%

Not only is Monkey 47 Gin 47% abv but it also contains a masterful and complex mix of a whopping 47 different botanicals!

The ‘monkey’ element refers to the story of a British Air Force Commander who helped rebuild Berlin Zoo after the war, including sponsoring an egret monkey (depicted on the label) and later opening a Black Forest guesthouse called ‘The Wild Monkey.’ Here, he learns about the renowned Black Forest art of fruit distillation and, out of a craving for his own British interests, creates a unique gin that goes on to become a signature of the “Wild Monkey” up until the 1970s.

Produced solely by hand using conventional distillation techniques, 100% fresh plant components, and Black Forest soft water, “Monkey 47 Gin” recipe has exactly 47 distinct plant-based components, as its name implies.

Distilled in the Black Forest in Schwarzwald, Germany, this really is the gin that keeps on giving.

Tasting Note

Every time you try Monkey 47 Gin, you’re treated to a brand new flavour or aroma both on the palate and on the nose with botanicals such as lime, lemon, almond, acacia, angelica, sage, sloes, spruce, cloves, lavender, jasmine, nutmeg, cardamom, lingonberries & cinnamon. Phew!


Go back and look for more herbaceous Gins.


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Perfect Serve Nailed!

We recommend serving Monkey 47 Gin with a premium tonic with lime and sage or a premium tonic with a sprig of lavender.


Brand Black Forest Distillery
Country Germany
Region Loßburg, Schwarzwald
Size 50cl
ABV 47%
Flavour Sage | Lavender | Lingonberries
About the Producer

Black Forest Distillery