Forbes: "Most juniper-forward gins have a strong woodsy aroma, but this one smells like someone bottled an entire forest. Actually, that's practically what the distillers behind Monkey 47 did, plucking a whopping 47 botanicals from Germany's Black Forest and macerating them in a mixture of molasses alcohol and spring water to create the gin... Monkey is the boldest, most complicated gin I've ever tasted by a landslide, punching the mouth with juniper, pepper, flowers, citrus and bitter fruit, thanks to a hearty dose of Black Forest lingonberries. Try a few sips neat for the novelty, but considering that it's 94 proof (47% ABV, get it?) on top of delivering such an intense flavor, it's screaming to be balanced in a cocktail. (2/27/15)"