The story begins in July 1945 when Wing Commander Montgomery “Monty” Collins of the Royal Air Force was posted to the British sector of divided Berlin. After leaving the RAF in 1951, he moved to the Northern Black Forrest region to start a watch making business which sadly failed. Instead, he opened a guest house which he named The Wild Monkey. Here Collins began distilling for guests and created a range of liquors and a house gin a named Schwarzwald Dry which would go on to be a favourite for many years. Although the guest house closed in the late 1970s, this story was rediscovered by Alexander Stein in 2006. Stein dedicated himself to reviving the Schwarzwald Dry Gin and vowed to use at least 1/3 locally scored botanicals from the Black Forrest. A total of exactly 47 different plant ingredients are used to make the gin which explains the name. Today Monkey 47 Gin has gained almost a cult-like following amongst enthusiasts and the rarest releases can expect to sell-out immediately.
The 6th release from Monkey 47 in the Experimentum Series. This release has been infused with Mint leaves and Honey
One of only 500 bottles.