New Monkey 47 gin is aged in Japanese Oak

Robyn Black

Robyn Black

28 September 2020

Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2020 has spent six months in Mizunara barrels and has been launched to celebrate the brand’s 10th birthday

Mizunara is used to age Japanese whisky and it took Monkey 47 founder Alexander Stein two years to acquire some barrels in which to age his gin. The resulting liquid is said to be ‘soft, elegant and dry with a refined top note of sandalwood and a touch of coconut.’

The Pernod Ricard (PRUK)-owned brand has collaborated with Singapore bar Jigger & Pony, to create a signature serve for the gin: The Tree Does Not Grow Straight (see box).

Due to the limited number of bottles available, anyone wanting acquire one will have to enter a raffle. Tickets can be purchased at and the raffle drawn on October 7 2020.

The Tree Does Not Grow Straight

Glass: rocks

Garnish: lemon zest

Method: Serve with ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

45ml Monkey 47 Distillers Cut 2020
10ml Cocchi Americano
5ml Crème de Cassis
3 Dashes Peychauds Bitters

‘Monkey 47 is well versed in crafting a one-of-a-kind limited edition and this one is sure to set the hearts of bartenders and gin enthusiasts racing,’ said Louise Ryan, managing director for The Gin Hub (PRUK’s gin portfolio).

‘The team at the Black Forest Distillery have once again pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in distilling botanicals and practicing the fine art of barrel ageing.’

47% abv; RRP €69.95/500ml, Monkey 47, 

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