It's not too often that we come across a gin that satisfies both the eyes and the lips all at once. Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, from the Black Forest of Germany, comes in a medicinal-looking bottle with a label akin to a 1920s postage stamp. It's the kind of dashing bottle that makes you feel guilty for opening it up. Unlike most gins, which blast you in the face with that overpowering pine taste, Monkey 47 has a subtle woody body with notes of lingonberry, flowers, and citrus. The 47% ABV handcrafted gin delivers a warm burn that envelops the mouth and sets up camp right in the middle of your chest. Perfection.
Jeremy Glass is the Supercompressor Vice editor and spent all day drinking gin.