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Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2020

Barrel-Aged Gin

Monkey 47 // Germany

community rating

4.0
4 out of 5 stars
( 2 )

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut bottlings typically include one additional ingredient for this annual release. For the 2020 release, founder Alexander Stein settled on Mizunara oak barrels as that ingredient after he was able to secure five barrels of the Japanese wood.

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This Distiller's Cut Gin was matured in these barrels for an unspecified amount of time. Only 2000 bottles will be available in the US.

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut bottlings typically include one additional ingredient for this annual release. For the 2020 release, founder Alexander Stein settled on Mizunara oak barrels as that ingredient after he was able to secure five barrels of the Japanese wood. This Distiller's Cut Gin was matured in these barrels for an unspecified amount of time. Only 2000 bottles will be available in the US.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    47.0
  • Barrel-Aged Gin
    Gin which spends some time in barrels, generally not more than a few months at a time, although there is no legal definition for this style.
  • Cask Type
    Mizunara oak

Tasting Notes

"There's a light golden color to the gin due to the Mizunara oak aging. This gives the gin an overall gentle woodsy aroma. But this is still a gin, and a very aromatic gin at that. Fans of the standard Monkey 47 will still find the mix of fruity (especially citrus) and floral aspects as well sweet spices such as coriander. What's unique about what Monkey 47 is they get the balance right. Despite the number of botanicals, and now the wood aging, the gin is in harmonious balance and not a muddied mess. Also, the juniper is very much present which makes all the other botanicals able to have their moment to shine. Every sip reveals a new botanical flavor. You could easily sip this as you would a whiskey, particularly on cold evenings. "

Score 97
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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Fruity

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