Created by a WWII Royal Air Force pilot who settled in the Black Forest after the war, he made his own gin out of local ingredients and exotic botanicals inspired by his training in India. In time, he perfected the recipe for his very own gin, which became the signature spirit until the 1970s.
The ingredients (47 in total), are steeped in French-made molasses alcohol for 36 hours prior to being distilled through an Arnold Holstein copper-pot still. After, its matured in traditional earthenware containers for at least three months to blend, mellow and mature . Lastly, it goes through a course filtration process and this is what keeps the spirit’s super floral flavor profile and nose without losing a lot of flavor and nuance.
Monkey 47 earned the World Spirits Award Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, and was named one of the ten best gins by The Independent.