Driven by occupational curiosity, a love of sensory experimentation, and a pronounced penchant for unique aromas, Black Forest Distillers have set out on their search for species rara – the singular ingredient that goes into their annual Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut – for six years running.
In 2016, their passion for the unique led the Monkey’s minders back to the groves and valleys of the Black Forest. This is where the Schaberhof – a farmstead built in 1840 that now serves as Monkey 47’s home – can be found overlooking the surrounding orchards, meadows, and wooded areas from its lofty perch. Along with the Zum Wilden Affen distillery, this authentic Black Forest institution boasts its very own apiary – yes, really!
At some point, this got the wheels turning: Why not let the Monkey try some honey?