Surrounded, by lush green fields, gently rolling hills, and forests as far as the eye can see, the Schaberhof farmstead is basically a setting straight out of a German Heimatfilm. It’s here among the wildflowers, gnarled fruit trees, and languid dairy cows that we go about our work at Black Forest Distillers. It truly doesn’t get much more “Schwarzwald” than this. Particularly in the summertime, plenty of scents fill the air, as well – freshly mown hay, herbs flourishing in the garden, and of course, the extra-special contribution cattle are known to make. You’ll smell one nuance above all in just about corner of the historic Schaberhof, though: The pungent, ethereal, and somehow unctuous aroma of ground juniper, one of the most crucial ingredients in Monkey 47.