Hailing from the Black Forest in Germany, Monkey 47 is bottled at 47% ABV and contains a whopping 47 botanicals, including lingonberries, bramble leaves, acacia flowers, and Angelica root from the Black Forest, six types of pepper, blackberries, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and many, many more. Here, sloes are added to the spirit and left for around 1 month to steep. The result is a opaque gin that has a touch of sediment. They use a lot less sugar, so the flavour of the sloes and the original gin isn't lost or masked. Big and complex on the nose with juniper ever present. The tart, almost sour like sloe comes through on the palate, but they don't muddle or confuse all the other 47 botanicals. Crisp and tangy, and with almond and hints of buttery pastry on the finish. Definitely one for sloe gin lovers. Pairs perfectly with East Imperial Yuzu Tonic.