As with many modern gin recipes, Germany’s Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin was born at the intersection of many influences, including British distillation traditions, the flavor profiles of India and the essence of the region were its made: the Black Forest of Germany.
And while many distilleries put function ahead of form, the stunning design of the Zum Wilden Affen (German for “The Wild Monkey”) distillery is an apt prelude to what’s made inside.
To pay homage to the original character of the property while also modernizing the buildings for a contemporary distillation operation. Weaving together a thoughtful mix of traditional and modern materials, the firm created a beautiful nod to the history of the region. (Source)
Inside, simple, clean lines create a modern laboratory feel where distillation and bottling happen. Tables, benches and stools from e15’s David Chipperfield collection are used. Quality and attention to detail is at the core of Monkey 47, and E15 was able to stay true to this by creating a simple design that doesn’t compete with the distillery’s natural surroundings, allowing the beautiful landscape to take our breath away from every point. (source)