The Black Forest Distillery is a Gin Distillery in Lossburg, in Schaberhof. Nestled in the famous Black Forest, it is an idyllic location that, until its purchase by Black Forest Distillers in 2013, was the site of traditional agriculture and cattle farming for five generations.
Southern Germany is an area steeped in history fruit Liqueur and Brandy production. It is the home of many experienced coppersmiths. In 2016 Pernod Ricard, via its German affiliate, Pernod Ricard Deutschland acquired a majority share of the German dry-Gin brand.
The history of Monkey 47 goes as far back as July 1945. Montgomery Monty Collins was a Wing Commander of the Royal Air Force, posted to the British sector of war-torn Berlin. Commander Collins was profoundly affected by the extent of the destruction hed seen and set out in a humanitarian effort to help rebuild the country.
During the process of rebuilding of the Berlin Zoo, he began sponsoring an egret monkey by the name of Max. Collins opened a country guesthouse, naming it The Wild Monkey in honour of the monkey. Collins interest in distillation led him to create Schwarzwald Dry Gin which became the signature drink for the guesthouse.