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Distiller’s Cut 2023

Maple Syrup

Each year, we produce a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition Distiller's Cut that sets the hearts of bartenders and gin enthusiasts to racing. It represents our ongoing effort to test the limits of what's possible in distilling botanical ingredients into an unforgettable sensory experience.

Our Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2023 is a spicy and elegant dry gin that features a delicate, sweet note with a hint of caramel against a background of exceptional density and complexity. It’s a remarkable taste experience, and not only for those who appreciate the refined aroma of maple syrup.


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Wunderbar Facts


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Monty’s Heritage

In July 1945, Wing Commander Montgomery “Monty” Collins of the Royal Air Force – watch lover, cricket enthusiast, and globetrotter – was posted to the British sector of divided Berlin. Collins, the son of a British diplomat, was born in 1909 in Madras. He was quick to discover the power of language and learned no fewer than five languages, one of which was German. Having arrived in Berlin after the end of the war and taken up his post in the administration of the British sector, Commander Collins was profoundly affected by the extent of the destruction of the capital and so resolved to support the reconstruction of Germany in his free time too. Henceforth he became devoted to the rebuilding of Berlin Zoo, through which he came to sponsor an egret monkey by the name of Max.

The Schaberhof

Doing things by hand is a matter of honour, which is why Monkey 47 contains only hand-picked ingredients. A number of them, including the peel of bitter oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, have to be fresh off the fruit when added to the macerate prior to distillation. This requires the helping hands of hard-working locals who are willing to report for duty at seven o’clock every morning. Following meticulous sensory inspection, each ingredient is distilled using well-honed artisanal techniques and the softest local spring water before being stored in traditional earthenware vessels for maturation. The production process is complicated, comprising a combination of maceration – that is, steeping herbal ingredients in a mixture of highly rectified, molasses-based ethyl alcohol and spring water – as well as distillation, percolation, and oxidation.

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