Black Forest Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: June 10, 2016 in German Gin, Gin, White Spirits

Monkey 47 Gin 47%

There are 47 ingredients that have found their way into the Monkey 47 gin recipe, some of which are macerated in the base spirit and some vapour infused. Those botanicals that are native to the Black Forest are – angelica root, acacia flowers, bramble leaves, lingonberries and spruce shoots. The juniper berries come from the Mediterranean and the rest of the botanicals are:

Six different types of pepper, Acorus Calamus, almond, bitter orange, blackberry, cardamom, cassia, chamomile, cinnamon, lemon verbena, cloves, coriander, cranberries, cubeb, dog rose, elderflower, ginger, Grains of Paradise, hawthorn berries, hibiscus abelmoshus, hibiscus syriacus, honeysuckle, jasmine, Kaffir lime, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, lemongrass, liquorice, Mondara Didyma, nutmeg, orris, pimento, pomelo, rosehip, sage and sloe berries.

Batch 20/2016

Btl: Mar 2016/ Tasted: May 2016

Pungent and oily aromas of slightly wheaty spirit with juniper, berries, cassia bark, spice and angelica. Intense and complex with hints of orange, lime, wood spice and floral notes.

The palate is soft and oily with plenty of spirit character as well as juniper, berry, cassia bark, cardamom, liquorice and orris root. Hints of citrus and wood spice come through on the middle. Long and citric with a slightly peppery spice finish.

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