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Monkey 47 Dry Gin

(50cl, 47%)

Monkey 47 Dry Gin
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Monkey 47 Bottling Note

An unusual gin from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 contains a unique ingredient. No, not that! Cranberries! The 47 comes from the number of botanicals that go into this unique gin, and the fact it's bottled at a healthy 47%.

This plethora of ingredients has paid off, and in 2011 Monkey 47 won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London. Not bad!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Oh there is a lot going on here... woody, vegetable smells under pin fresh grassy citrus notes and botanical sweetness, like a pine forest after the rain.

Palate: Predictably complex, this is a robust and powerful gin with plenty of spice, fruit and herb flavours. It's very well structured, and difficult to unpick but a citrus fresh start segues into pine and wood notes for a drying finish.

Finish: Wooded and reassuringly heavy.

Overall: A unique gin, that is crying out to be made into a Martini. It'll need an equally robust vermouth though.

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User Reviews of the Monkey 47 Dry Gin

I thought all gin tasted like perfume before I Tried this stuff

The only gin I will drink

27th April 2017


Most complex yet very smooth. I have it neat, and every sip is better than the previous! Really worth every penny. I especially like the complex lemon notes from the numerous lemony herbs and fruit. Really fantastic.

17th April 2017

Fabulous gin

I had a Monkey 47 with Thomas Henry Grapefruit lemonade at the Tate Modern last night and thought it was fabulous.

8th April 2017

Far better gins out there. Nothing special.

I would buy a lot of different gins and I thought this gin was totally average. Wouldn't buy it again. Far better gins available than this. Disappointed.

19th March 2017

Who knew, it's possible to have a favorite gin!

I try any/every gin--and have never encountered a "favorite" (depends...on the weather, time of day, cocktail recipe, etc.). The Monkey sorta reminds me of Hendrick's-- "contemporary" style, fruity--but smoother, more complex, well balanced, weightier. It's almost like a gin liqueur! So far, I can't bear to drown it in a cocktail: All by itself, in a thin-crystal glass...over one perfect rock. Dazzling.

24th February 2017

Wonderful n heavenly

Simply fantastic!

25th January 2017

da provare

deve essere veramente buono

24th November 2016



15th November 2016

Best yet

Seriously good, bought on a punt that it would live up to the did and then some. Managed to drink half a bottle on it's first outing. Citrus and pine yummyness.

24th October 2016

Ruined me for all other gins

This is the best, I don't even need to keep looking, all other gins hold only disappointment now.

12th October 2016


Easily purchased in Washington DC from a wonderful liquor store at 18th n K street. By far the best gin I've yet to taste, worth every penny. I just wish there were bigger bottles.

21st September 2016


Best gin I've every sipped

17th August 2016

Best gin for single malt lovers

I accept I am single malt snob. I tested this at wine club gathering in Singapore recently and was immediately hooked on to the same. brought couple of bottles immediately for my bar.
is best way to taste this
Suggestion to all my single malt friends please try this. One of the best drinks I ever had. On the rock

11th August 2016

great gin but be careful with cocktails

This is an exceptional gin with an exceptional nose and a great taste. Highest quality! Different! But be careful - it doesn't go with every cocktail! 11 out of 10 for the gin and 8 for its cocktail potential.

6th August 2016

One night in Aruba

On a beautiful, starlit night in Aruba, my companion and I returned to our lodging at the New Amsterdam Resort and stopped at the outside cocktail lounge for an end of the evening drink. Our bartender, appologized if he appeared to be distracted but there was a party of approximately 6 individuals testing gin. The gin they were savoring we quickly learned was Monkey 47 Gin. Having had a long association with extra, extra dry Gin Martinis, I was, over the top curious. To my surprise and good fortune, the bartender gave me a taste. I was hooked. Monkey Gin was the best gin I had ever tasted.
Upon returning home to the United States, I tried several times to purchase a bottle. However, was informed that it was not shipped to the United States. Which of course I later discovered was not correct. It is not shipped to Upstate New York but could readily be purchased on Long Island and also in Florida.
One day on returning home from work, there on my porch sat this beautiful bottle of Monkey 47 Gin. I just wanted to let you know that this Sunday, eight of my dearest friends will be joining me to "let out the monkey."
Thank you. Nancy Hennessy

2nd August 2016

mr travers

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yum

22nd July 2016

mr travers

really nice gin hard to get you're head round this one,all sorts of things going on here....loved it.

22nd July 2016

Greatest Gin of all time, by a long shot.

Anyone who considers him/herself somewhat of a gin "connoisseur" knows this is the highest quality gin available. Everyone I know hated Gin, especially Gin & Tonics. Fast-forward a few months later, everyone I know loves a Monkey 47 Gin and Fever-Tree Tonic Water with sliced Cucumbers (unnecessary since it's Monkey, but the only acceptable garnish if that's an interest.) Since I discovered Monkey 47 four years ago, I've yet to experience anything anywhere nearly as bold, delicious, or unique. It truly is quite the experience.

20th July 2016

Ridiculously Amazing!

I've been drinking gin for roughly 15yrs now. I've dabbled in everything from the worst to the best, the cheapest to the most expensive, the mainstream to the unknown. A dear friend was given a bottle of this as a gift. This friend does not care for gin, so he passed the bottle along to me knowing my affection for the delicious variety of alcohol. I keep a regular stock of Hendricks in my liquor cabinet as this is my typical "go to" drink of choice (2 ounces, one ice cube, pure delight). I poured my first sampling of Monkey 47 in my favorite glass over one cube of ice.......I was immediately lost in pure ecstasy. My wife - shockingly - even thought it was "pretty decent", and she hates gin. Monkey 47 is a MUST TRY for any gin conoseuir.

16th July 2016


It's official... I'm a gin snob. sweet tea, a sprig of fresh mint and Monkey 47. The perfect summertime/anytime cocktail

26th June 2016


Intially nothing remarkable,then it ignites with a lemony citrus bang. No bite, just warm overtones. Very strange in a nice way. I added fevertree tonic,which is popular at the moment, suprisingly the taste remained constant until the last sip. This is one of my top 3 gins at present

12th June 2016

Monkey 47th heaven

Superbly complex and utterly drinkable

11th June 2016

Monkey 47

The best gin ever

11th June 2016


The best gin. Not really the driest.

14th May 2016


I only have 3 non UK gins in my collection.
This gin is special,very special.
Worth every penny
Acker score 5/5

13th May 2016

Lou Mills

Awesome gin - great flavour!

5th May 2016

Perfect in every way...

Probably the best gin I have every tasted! It blew my taste buds and senses... This is no ordinary gin and should be enjoyed by all!

4th April 2016

Blown away

The best gin flavour i have ever tasted. Makes run of the mill gins taste like eau de vie.
A great find having been offered it in a hotel bar.
I am a convert

29th March 2016

Indescribably delist!

With the 1724 tonic water ...nothing beats this for a devine experience.

22nd March 2016

Monkey magic

Had it last night at The Raccoon Club. Brilliant

6th March 2016

Subtle peppery pleasure

label grabbed my attention and who doesn't love a monkey. Well now this peppery monkey creature is superbly on my back and call me Bawana but I am on safari with every drink--- iced or a poured classic martini.

13th February 2016

Sehr Gut

This really is a top gin. Don't spoil it with tonic, just an ice cube (though a drop of orange bitters works very well).

It's slightly stronger than most other gins, and you can certainly taste it. There's lots of flavours from the botanicals - it's quite fruity and rather spicy.

This really is a gin to rival the complexity of a good single malt whisky. Highly recommended.

9th February 2016


Found this in a little shop in Monterey. Wonderful.

29th January 2016


In my humble opinion this is the best gin in the world, and I have tried a lot.

25th December 2015

Over the moon

Best gin I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Incredible taste with complex flavors. I thought I had tasted all of the best but this slays all others

25th December 2015

King of New Orleans

Best martini I ever had. Who Dats love the monkey!!!!!

24th December 2015

My tears...

...are still a garden filled with lavender and juniper...on a meadow - pines leaning over it...just empty a glass...smell the residue...pure heaven on earth...there's nothing like it... And: You shall not mix it! Ever!

22nd December 2015


LOVED IT!!!!!!!

15th December 2015

Big A

Undoubtably the best martini I've made. Been a big sapphire fan, but now my taste buds are compromised. May need a second job to afford it however.

5th December 2015

Gin man

Bottle caught my eye in a local pub in southern Germany. Bartender gave me a free sample. I bought a bottle from him on the spot. Best gin I have ever had!

27th November 2015

The new standard

First tried the Monkey in Spain this spring and was immediately smitten. Pricey but worth it.

24th November 2015

Hard to get but worth the hunt

Love this crafted gin. It's an u usual botanical mixture but it is so well balanced.

18th November 2015

Glen & Janey

The most amazing Gin we sampled in Bath at the Canary Gin Bar .......... and we sampled about 30! We're hooked!!!

14th November 2015

Jane Hogarth

Best gin I have tasted

31st October 2015

Mr Sell

Tried to carry out a non-scientific test to find the best gin in the world, still working my through them all, but Monkey 47 is by far the best so far. Just can't get enough of it.

7th October 2015

Cheeky Little Monkey

This is the best European gin outside UK in my opinion.
A cheeky surprise of flavours and a musky gin that never fails to make me smile.
Perfect with deep chilled fevertree and nothing else.

24th August 2015


One evening at a local Inn, the bottle caught my attention. We asked the bartender what it was. One smell and we were spellbound. Best gin ever. Ran out to get our own bottle and have been hooked ever since. Terrific

21st August 2015

Best Gin for so fare

I tryed many many gins but this one is my favorite....
dry and it tastes like you bite in the forest ground.

14th August 2015

Floral & Herbaceous

Huge WOW factor! Complex and busy at first (on the rocks) mellowing with dilution. SUPERB

6th August 2015


Very nice

5th August 2015

Lin MacDonald

a wonderful gin. Smooth, dry and very, very tasty!

29th June 2015

Worth the money

best gin in the world.

19th June 2015


Best tasting gin i have ever had in 50 yrs of imbibing the nectar,unfortunately my wife also like it so less for me now.
great just on the rocks.Why put tonic in it and mask the flavours.Tonic is for supermarket gins.

11th May 2015


Tried this last night for the 1st time and it was absolutely incredible. Probably the best Gin i've tried to date. Wholly recommended.

30th April 2015

Great gin and perfect tonic

tried this gin in Berlin - great gin and tastes best with Thomas Henry tonic

16th April 2015


Probably the best gin ever. I like Tanqueray10 and Oxley but this has to be the best. Fevertree tonic and a twist of lime - sublime.

12th April 2015

Monkey 47

Delicious flavour, introduced with a bottle by a German friend, great find!

11th April 2015

Amazing gin


This gin is quite simply one of the nicest I have tasted!! With a slimline tonic it is a classic combination in which all flavours are complimented.

9th April 2015

Monkey 47 - best gin

I had this when I went to a decent UK restaurant. It totally blew my mind. This is the best gin I've ever had. It goes well with the traditional tonic, or vermouth, or a bit of plum, or even just with a little ice - it's heavy enough to hold up by itself. And it is unique, cannot recommend enough.

6th April 2015

Cheeky Monkey 47

I have tried many a Gin, but none compare to this! I couldn't quite make out initially what I was smelling but I felt like I was sitting out in a meadow on a Spring day. This Gin is an absolute delight to drink. Beautiful, refreshing, intense. My favourite, definitely. If you like Gin, you must try this!

4th April 2015

Monkey 47 Dry Gin

It is amazing! I love it!! The best of the best! xo

27th March 2015

Monkey 47 at Ruby Jacks Tokyo

I had the pleasure to enjoy a martini made with Monkey 47 with fabulous friends at Ruby Jacks in Tokyo.
It was our first experience with Monkey 47. Absolutely the best of the best!

18th March 2015


This is the best tasting gin ever, fresh and viberent, thanks to the bartender at the Courtyard in Switzerland for my new drink.

14th February 2015

Monkey 47

first tried this on a skiing holiday in Austria. absolutely fab. complex, smooth, wonderful.

1st February 2015


Fantastic ! I tasted it "raw" beautiful! The smell of freshness, vanilla? And unarmed herbs was a great surprise. Loved it

17th January 2015

Stop monkeying around

my second favourite gin after william chase extra dry. try with a stick of rosemary

30th December 2014

I Love This Gin

I first tried this gin at Eat Street Social in Minneapolis, MN and I instantly fell in love and had to go buy myself a bottle. It makes the best gin Old-Fashioned I've ever had.

26th November 2014

Wish you could get it in Canada!!!

New favourite after being introduced to it by a German friend. Need to find a way to get this to the LCBO!

4th October 2014


Drink with Pedrino tonic for the most exquisite G and T. Nothing like it!

3rd October 2014

What a Gin!

Superb! One of the smoothest gins I have ever tasted ..... Definitely best taken with simply ice and perhaps a few leaves of mint or slices of cucumber. Would suggest not adding tonic of any kind to it (even Fever Tree!) .New Favourite Gin!

1st August 2014

intriguing flavour

I tried this in a gin bar in bath and have finally hunted down a bottle of it for myself! I like it with a sugar free tonic water and lots of ice, you don't want anything to interfere with the flavours here. It's a really fab drink!

1st August 2014

Loved it in Barcelona, on a quest for it in the US

Barcelona has a very big gin scene and this was one of many, many gins I drank. It was my hands down favorite and I highly recommend it.

29th June 2014


The best gin I've ever tasted, also. I mix it with one cube of ice, freeze the bottle or put a touch of excellent water with it to open the character up.

9th June 2014

Can't get enough of it!

We expanded our gin range at our establishment and I ordered this on the strength of the below reviews...the first bottle was emptied in two days! After trying it neat and in a G&T, I have to agree that it is the top 5 best gins I have come across!

23rd May 2014

The Best!

Best gin I have had. Just returned from a trip to Southern Germany, including the Schwarzwald region and had the opportunity to try this. Simply better than any gin I have had to date.

19th May 2014

Makes me proud...

Discovered Monkey 47 on my Uncles bar while visiting back home in Austria. Superb and one of a kind!!!

29th March 2014


best gin discovered so far

10th March 2014

Superb gin

One of the best I have had, and my current favourite. The type of gin where you want to drink the whole bottle in one sitting, but you know you'll be sad when it's gone. Has a lovely aroma. It's a shame the bottle is so small!

23rd January 2014

tony nm

First tried it in Cambodia, the bottle was removed from me as I would have sat there drinking it all. It must be the best Gin available especially when drinking it neat.Thankyou

21st January 2014

Mr Grinch

Tried this I'm Germany and wow is all I can say. Not a gin lover until I tried this monkey 47 mixed with fentimans tonic for perfection

25th December 2013

D m

The best ever absolutely love it

12th December 2013

Ooooohhhhhh yes!

Wow ...this was bought as a present and crumbs it's good ....not at all new best friend.

24th July 2013

New favourite

My partner was so impressed by Monkey 47, he brought the empty bottle back from Frankfurt. One sniff of what was left, and I was hooked. Thank goodness we found a UK distributor. This gin is surprising, bold, complex and uncompromising. Pair it with Fever Tree, and there is nothing like it. Simply, the best.

9th June 2013

Blown away - so smooth

Absolutely amazing gin. Unforgettable with a good quality tonic - no ice - in a tall tasting glass. Had this gem before a meal of seafood - perfect.

Extremely nice presentation also - looks great as a valuable addition to a home bar

23rd April 2013

Dream gin

I first tried this gin about a year ago in Barcelona and fell in love with it. I brought back to bottles to Canada where it is unfortunately not available (I'm working on that).

This is by far the most complex gin I have tasted and definitely a welcome addition to any liquor cabinet.

Agreed with the comment above about the pairing with Fever Tree...

21st April 2013


This is amazing! A real intrigue tasted straight and just perfect with Fentimans tonic.

8th February 2013

What a gin...

Fascinating taken straight, but i definately reccommend in a collins with a touch of cranberry juice to bring out the sweetness. In fact, this gin is sensational with just cranberry juice alone!

27th November 2012

probably the best gin in the world

first tasted in Brugges and blown away.
a complex and inviting taste sensation.
Great with fever tree tonic and fresh lime.

12th November 2012

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