Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin Review And Tasting Notes
Gin Monkey 47, born by Mr. Montgomery Collins, is a masterpiece. Let’s not beat around the Monkey.
But what’s so special about this gin?
It is one of the many artisanal gins produced in small quantities by one of the many new boutique distilleries born under gin’s revival (mania).
But of these “many artisan gins,” the Monkey is the undisputed king. If you haven’t tasted it yet, then you haven’t seen the face of the “new” gin yet.
The flavors of the German Black Forest have been harnessed in a gin of crystalline grace: there are few gins so aromatic, sumptuous, and with such a clear and precise style.
The botanicals of Monkey 47 Schwarzwald dry gin
There are 47 botanicals, hand-picked, from the German black forest to Indian spices, passing through the English hawthorn.
Many ingredients, infinite suggestions, are managed and amalgamated in a slender, sinuous structure, endowed with great finesse and balance.
Try pouring a glass of Gin Monkey, close your eyes, and smell it calmly, and you will be catapulted into a forest full of berries and enchanting scents.
Many gins already do it. They have this ability to suggest, but the Monkey 47 is one of the few that does it naturally, without forcing, which clearly distinguishes it from other gins.
If the nose is a dream, in the mouth, it is sharp, pungent, with good heat, and driven by a well-chiseled alcoholic vivacity. The flavors are precise, alternating with regularity and very spicy pepper touches, but which vanish in a sea of flowers, ginger, and balsamic and herbaceous references. The finish is infinite, delicate, and ethereal, with still petals and ginger.
In summary: a masterpiece in a bottle.
What cocktails to make with the Monkey 47 Schwarzwald
With all this abundance, you can use it for a classic cucumber gin and tonic, to enhance the aromatic sweetness of Bramble, Singapore Sling, Negroni, for a dream Dry Martini or even for a simple taste of gin.
At least once in your life, you should try a Ramos Gin Fizz with the Monkey, an explosion of pure gustatory ecstasy thanks to the presence of vanilla and orange blossom water.
Forty euros, more or less like all other excellent gins. However, the Monkey bottle is only 50 cl, half a liter, but it is worth up to the last cent.