One of A&D's Favourite Gins
The story of Monkey 47 is what makes this gin so special, it began in the 1940s. In July 1945, to be precise! A British man named Montgomery Collins moved to Germany's Black Forest and opened a guesthouse named "Zum wilden Affen"- the wild monkey. Now considered a renowned gin drinker, Collins's taste for the spirit was unknown until renovation work at the country guesthouse led to the discovery of a weighty old wooden box containing a bottle and a letter. The dusty bottle had been labeled and decorated by hand, showing a sketch of a monkey and the words "Max the Monkey - Schwarzwald Dry Gin." The accompanying letter contained not only personal notes and photographs but also a detailed description of the plant ingredients in Montgomery's recipe, from which the Monkey 47 gin is reproduced.