Monkey 47

Following a meteoric rise since its launch around a decade ago, Monkey 47 has become one of the world’s most loved and instantly recognisable gins. Crafted using a jaw-dropping 47 handpicked plant ingredients, many of which – such as the fresh lingonberries – are foraged in the Black Forest, it’s then filled into apothecary style bottles and stoppered with a little cork. All this monkeying around is done by Black Forest Distillers in memory of a most unusual chap called Wing Commander Montgomery Collins of the RAF, who lived in Berlin at the end of World War II and sponsored an egret monkey called Max at the local zoo. However, under no circumstances should this exquisite gin be fed to monkeys of any kind.