Schwarzwald Sloe Gin is distilled in small batches from 47 rare and regional botanicals and macerated with hand-picked sloes. A genuine Monkey 47 but just a bit different.
Driven by occupational curiosity, a love of sensory experimentation, and a pronounced penchant for unique aromas, Black Forest Distillers have set out on their search for species rara the singular ingredient that goes into their annual Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut for six years running.
In 2016, their passion for the unique led the Monkey’s minders back to the groves and valleys of the Black Forest. This is where the Schaberhof a farmstead built in 1840 that now serves as Monkey 47’s home can be found overlooking the surrounding orchards, meadows, and wooded areas from its lofty perch. Along with the Zum Wilden Affen distillery, this authentic Black Forest institution boasts its very own apiary yes, really!
At some point, this got the wheels turning: Why not let the Monkey try some honey?
Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2016’s a zesty, yet elegant dry gin with delicate, herbal top notes and a potent middle register. One nip of its unique complexity and unparalleled density, and master beekeeper Heinz Schaber is a happy man.