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Batch CCCXLV. Schwarzwald, Tuesday December 11, 2018 NO. 47
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Monkey 47 Barrel Cut

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After several years of sensory research and experimentation with all kinds of wood in search of the Monkey’s perfect companion, we’ve adopted a very traditional approach in our hunt for the perfect barrel-aged Monkey 47. This ligneous chapter led us straight to the Palatinate of southwest Germany, where wooden barrels are still made by hand for the maturation and refinement of distillates. Now long since forgotten, the rare wood of t...

Monkey Bar

Monkeying around in New York

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The legendary Monkey Bar originally opened its doors on the ground floor of the Hotel Elysée in Midtown after Prohibition was repealed in 1933. Since its reopening in 2009, the spirit of long bygone days has continued to permeate the place: Gentlemen once met here to close major deals, the American actress Tallulah Bankhead made the Monkey Bar more or less her living room during her stays in New York, and t...

Monkey Mind

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4 cl Monkey 47 2 cl fresh lemon 2 cl sage-honey 1 dash Absinthe 1 Eggwhite Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake and then strain into a nice coupette glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Monkey 47 presents: The Wild Monkey Inn

Episode III: A villain's "Last Word"

Employees Only

Welcome to New York

In the heart of the West Village, the speakeasy Employees Only offers just about everything you're looking for as someone who enjoys the finer things in life: first-rate drinks, delicious fare, and a special kind of atmosphere. These were the staples the bar's five creators had in mind back in 2004, and it continues to embody them to this day. The concept has attracted not only a large number of fans ...

Red Mustard Monkey

The Distiller's Cut 2018 Cocktail

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Ingredients 4 cl Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2018 1 cl Suze 10 cl Grapefruit Lemonade Wheat Beer Espuma Red Mustard Cress Preperation Add all of the ingredients except the Wheat Beer Espuma to the Becher filled with ice cubes. Top up with Wheat Beer Espuma and garnish with Red Mustard Cress.

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2018

Red Mustard Cress - Brassica Juncea

Monkey 47

As is widely known, our often-showcased botanical curiosity reaches its distillatory crescendo during our quest to find the "Species Rara", that one extra-special ingredient for our Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut. But as lovely as the views tend to be, does that always have to mean huffing and puffing across dizzying mountain ranges? Au contraire... This year, that good old wanderlust and our penchant for experimentation led us into the ...

Monkey Mind

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4 cl Monkey 47 2 cl fresh lemon 2 cl sage-honey 1 dash Absinthe 1 Eggwhite Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Shake and then strain into a nice coupette glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Monkey 47 Ferien

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Everyone needs "Ferien" (holiday in German). 5 cl Monkey 47 2 cl Mancino Secco infused with mulled spices 1 cl lime juice 0,5 cl caramel syrup Top it up with Tonic and garnish it with a lime slice. Cheers! Enjoy your Ferien!

Audrey 47

Ingredients 4 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 2 cl fresh lemon juice 3 cl simple syrup 2 dashes Creole Bitters 3 mint leaves Champagne Preperation Pour all ingredients except the Champagne into a mixing glass with a handful of ice cubes. Stir and strain into a nice coupette glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

Masters of Wood

A visit to Wilhelm Eder GmbH, a barrel manufacturer in Bad Dürkheim

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This chapter in our never-ending search for unique aromas and new sensory experiments led us straight to the Palatinate (southwest Germany), where wooden barrels are still made by hand for the maturation and refinement of distillates. We even got the chance to watch a cooper go about his work. Once it is cut, the wood is stored outside to dry slowly before being placed in a vacuum dryer at a ...

47Up

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4 cl M47 Top it up with 7up and garnish it with a lime slice and lemon zest. Cheers!

When Monkeys Grow Up...

Our "godson", Willy, and Dr. Jane Goodall

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Do you remember when we announced our guardianship of Willy right here on our homepage? For three years now, we've been the proud guardians of this young chimpanzee, who has been living at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of the Congo since 2014. The facility, which seeks to protect orphaned chimpanzees, was founded in 1992 by the famous primatologist, environmentalist, and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall. The ...

Arthur Orlans

Haute Monkey couture

Welcome to the wunderbar Arthur Orlans in Brussels! This is actually less an insider tip than it is a heartfelt plea: Get yourself to Belgium and pay this extraordinary locale a visit! We promise you'll be astonished as well. With plenty of attention to detail, Francesco Ravo and his team have turned an old-fashioned house into a one-of-a-kind cocktail bar. It's both traditional and tailor-made (so to speak), and the ...

Woman of the country

Deep in the Black Forest, Cornelia Reich produces organic cheese ­using milk from grass-fed cows. While the local scenery could definitely be described as bucolic, her chosen craft is hard work that requires dedication and a willingness to compromise. Loßburg – 24 Höfe, County Freudenstadt. In surroundings like these, you can’t help but think that this must be how Americans picture Germany: lush greens and azure blues like something out of ...

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