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Batch CLXXXV. Schwarzwald, Friday July 03, 2020 NO. 47
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Sad but true

10 year anniversary

All right, we admit it: the idea of selling empty bottles is more than a little out there. Of course, that hasn’t halted our plans to do exactly that for our 10-year anniversary. The circumstances that gave rise to the idea are at once sad and alarming. In biological terms, we humans are also primates – but not one of the 283 species that are currently threatened with extinction. Indeed, our kind...

Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia

HABITAT Golden Lion Tamarins live in lowland forests along the Atlantic coast. BEHAVIOUR Golden Lion Tamarins are diurnal creatures that live in family groups of two to 15 individuals. Within the group, only the dominant pair of Tamarins reproduces. Members of each group share a strong social bond. These pint-sized primates typically spend their nights in tree hollows or similar hiding places. NUTRITION Golden Lion Tamarins subsist primarily on fruits. They ...

Roloway Monkey

Cercopithecus roloway

HABITAT Roloway Monkeys live in the canopy of rain forests and gallery forests along rivers. BEHAVIOUR Roloway Monkeys are diurnal primates that live almost exclusively in the canopy of trees. They form groups of around 15 members, which consist of a dominant male, several females, and their young. A single group can comprise up to 30 monkeys, however. Roloway Monkeys use home ranges of up to 190 hectares. They mark their territory by ...

Where the whittling is done

Ernst Karle is preserving one of the Black Forest’s most important traditions. Join us for a story about the last shingle maker in the region.

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The journey is an arduous one. Slowly, our car’s plaintive-sounding motor fights its way up the steep and narrow road. Buttercups, dandelions, and poppies bloom off to the side, and lime-green butterflies flutter about in the warm summer air. Suddenly, our driver steps on the brake – hard – just before a hairpin turn. The passenger in the front seat instinctively grabs for the handle above the window. After we nearly scrape...

NoMad New York

Stop and linger a while, wanderer...

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To have the fortune of staying at NoMad New York is to be spoiled for choice. Or you could just give yourself enough time to savour its various bars, fireplace, atrium, and library! Every last part of the hotel invites you to while away the hours – ideally in the company of a Monkey and Tonic, of course. Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, let's start at the beginning. The No...

Proboscis Monkey

Nasalis larvatus

HABITAT Proboscis Monkeys live along coasts and riverbanks in gallery forests, mangrove forests, and lowland rain forests. Their human neighbours call these long-nosed monkeys kera bellanda – “Dutch monkeys” – because their red noses remind them of sunburned Europeans. BEHAVIOUR Proboscis Monkeys are diurnal forest dwellers that are most active during the afternoon and evening. They spend their nights in trees immediately adjacent to significant waterways. Thanks to their partially webbed feet, they are...

Bornean Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus

HABITAT Bornean Orangutans inhabit lowland rain forests, riparian, freshwater swamp, peat-swamp and dipterocarp forests, as well as secondary forests and degraded forests at elevations up to 500 metres above sea level; in some cases, montane forests at up to 1,500 metres above sea level. BEHAVIOUR Orangutans live more or less solitary. Dominant “flanged” males – meaning those with prominent cheek pads – typically preside over a given territory. Other males are subordinate and less stationa...

Milton's Titi

Plecturocebus miltoni

HABITAT Milton’s Titis live only in a small area of lowland rain forest between the Roosevelt and Aripuanã rivers. The species was discovered just recently in 2010 and described scientifically in 2015. At the time, a WWF expedition seeking to establish new protected areas found its way into a nearly untouched region between the two rivers – the habitat of Plecturocebus miltoni. “These days, an expedition that leads to the discovery of a new s...

Breakfast Martini

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Ingredients 5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 1.5 cl Cointreau 2 cl fresh lemon juice 1 spoon English orange marmelade Orange zest Preparation Stir marmelade and Monkey 47 together until it dissolves. Add the other ingredients and shake everything with ice. Strain it into a chilled Martini glass and garnish it with an orange zest. Cheers!

Satan's Whiskers

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Ingredients 1,5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 1,5 cl Dry Vermouth 1,5 cl Sweet vermouth 1,5 cl Grand Manier 1,5 cl Orangensaft 1 Ds. Orange Bitters Orange Zest Preparation Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a orange zest. Cheers!

Tales from the Black Forest -The Black Forest Piper

Bohemian Ram. Little Bumblebee

Bohemian Ram. Little Bumblebee. No, not pet names that aging married couples have for each other. These are just a few of the unusually archaic sounding instruments that belong to the larger family of bagpipes. Scottish bagpipes are generally a familiar concept, but the Black Forest shepherd's pipe is less well known, although it was quite prevalent there at one time. When Helmut Moßmann gets out his bagpipes and h...

Western Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla

HABITAT Members of the Gorilla gorilla species can be divided into two subspecies: the Western Lowland Gorilla (G. gorilla gorilla) and the Cross River Gorilla (G. gorilla diehli). Western Lowland Gorillas live in moist and rain forests, bog forests, and secondary forests at elevations up to 500 metres above sea level. Cross River Gorillas, meanwhile, prefer hilly, craggy lowland and montane forests that are difficult for humans to traverse. They can ...

Pleasant guests from South America at the Schaberhof

Schwarzwald Import / Export

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Species Alpaca (Vicugna pacos). A cloven-hoofed member of the camel family. Known for its distinctly tranquil and amiable nature. Characteristics The main physical features of alpacas include lean, elongated legs; a long, thin neck; and a small triangular head. Thanks to its thick coat, which is particularly dense around the legs and on the head, the animal serves as a source of wool. Alpacas can weigh up to 80 kilogrammes, but ...

On the hunt for Spruce Shoots - Black Forest

Picea abies

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Spurred on by an oft-cited herbal curiosity, but even more so by a well-nigh obsessive pursuit of the highest-possible quality, Black Forest Distillers embark on botanical expeditions each year. In 2019, the journey led them into the very depths of the Black Forest on a hunt for … spruce shoots! One in three of the botanicals in Monkey 47 are locally sourced from the Black Forest, and spruce shoots are one of them. Al...

Once upon a time in South Africa

Memories of the Monkey 47 Pop-Up Shop in Cape Town

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It’s time we talked – or raved, rather – about Cape Town and its surroundings, which is one of the new homes of Monkey 47. It doesn’t take long to figure out why this city is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Its location on the Cape of Good Hope, multicultural flair, and nearby vineyards certainly do make for a unique combination. And let’s not forget about the buoyant ligh...

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