Gin Monkey 47
Schwarzwald Dry Gin, Demi-Litre, Bottled 2012, Bottle No. 3255
Provenance: Bonhams London, 10/27/2016
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Not only has it been making people healthier, happier, and sweeter smelling for thousands of years, since its earliest history alcohol even has brought them closer to their gods. Since alcohol production requires only sugar and yeast for the fermentation process, it is easy to imagine early man stumbling upon naturally occurring alcohol while foraging for food. From there, a series of fortunate accidents and technological advances helped bring fermented and distilled beverages into cultural and economic prominence all over the world.
An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient: Cranberries. The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it's bottled at a healthy 47%.
This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London.
Source: Master of Malt