Monkey 47 - Sloe Gin
Very attractive nose with typical London Gin characters and distinct Juniper & pepper notes. Crisp, fresh & fruity on the nose and equally so in the mouth. Some tangy notes in the mouth add extra freshness to the traditional characteristics. Extremely complex full bodied.
Monkey 47 gets its unrivalled complexity and quality from its 47 handpicked plant ingredients, of which a third come from the Black Forest, such as spruce, elderflower, blackthorn, bramble leaves and fresh cranberries. Distilled in small batches, this Schwarzwald sloe gin is a true Monkey 47, but nevertheless a whole different one.
This masterfully handcrafted and unfiltered sloe gin is unique in its complexity whilst reflecting great British traditions and the wildness of the Black Forest. The quality of ingredients is fully brought to bear through a masterful and complex distillation process involving both steam extraction and distillation of the macerate. Monkey 47 is then matured for three months in traditional earthenware containers, in which the distillate develops greater balance as it reacts with oxygen. After maturing, the distillate is diluted with extremely soft Black Forest spring water to the drinkable strength of 47 per cent and is put through a sheet filter, but to preserve its full character it does not undergo cold-stabilisation.