MONKEY 47 SCHWARZWALD DRY GIN
A curious gin from the Black Forest in Germany. Made with 47 (yes, really) botanicals and bottled at 47%.
|FLAVOUR||BLACKBERRY, CLOVE, CRANBERRY, ELDERFLOWER, GINGER|
Appearance : Clear with a silvery, glycerous appearance.
Aroma / Nose : Crisp and fresh on the nose. The initial perfumed burst is of sweet berry / juniper and assorted fresh citrus peel; further aeration releases pine needle, lavender and clove-like scents. Distinctive and somewhat unconventional, some tasters found the aromatics a little cologne like.
Taste / Palate : On the palate, this begins soft and glycerous, gradually building intensity, climaxing in an explosion of peppers; Mid palate is off dry and oily with juniper, lavender, pine needle and spice. Some tangy notes in the mouth add extra freshness to the traditional characters. Fairly complex.
Finish : Good balance of all components and racy, fresh finish, flavors persisting into the long, dry after taste.