Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky

Monkey Shoulder

Blended Whisky

(0.7l, 40%)


7.6/10
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OK … I’ll say it … Monkey Shoulder doesn’t monkey around, so if you like Highland malts, this Speyside Trifecta is for you.  

Monkey Shoulder has nothing to do with actual monkeys … which might be a little disappointing, right?  I mean, how cool would a Scotch-drinking monkey be? “Angus!  Your monkey got in me liquor cabinet again, the cheeky bastard!” Anyway, the term “monkey shoulder” refers to the stooped shoulders of the men who used to turn the malt by hand with large shovels. The Whiskey name tips a hat to those old, hearty blokes.   
 
Monkey Shoulder is owned by William Grant and Sons… and it seems that they own a little piece of everything in the Highlands. Monkey Shoulder is a stand-alone product, which brings us to the special magic of the whiskey itself.   
 
It’s no secret that large spirit companies segment their products. They run their individual distilleries and package the premium single malts as independent brands. All of the “non-premium” product is shuffled off to blending houses for entry-level use. Hey, it’s all good, we get it.  But what happens when you have some of your best, most highly-prized single malts producing a lot of the really good stuff … stuff too good for the bottom shelf and discount bins?   
 
Monkey Shoulder is officially a “Triple Malt.”  This means that it is NOT a random amalgamation of whatever is on hand. This is a special blend of the premium Whiskies from ONLY Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and the Kininvie distilleries. It other words, it is a blend of three winners … a Speyside Trifecta of consistent Highland awesomeness. WAY too good to think of as a anything less than the premium quality product that it most certainly is.   
 

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  • Style
    Blended Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    William Grant
  • Bottler
    William Grant

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vanilla
orange zest
bitter oak
malty
spicy
cinnamon
sweet
floral
zesty
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First-class Whisky is taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color  
Burnished Copper   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell  
Spicy wood, floral vanilla, and orange zest  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Mexican vanilla and mulling spices  
 
Finish   
Smooth with a lingering
Ratings & Reviews
Jason
I simply love this Scotch. It is most-certainly in my top 5, for sure. It's description is accurate. Enjoy the ride. I'm sure you''l wish you purchased two bottles.
richard
real nice
Anthony
Smooth, strong, beautiful
anonymous
Average
Ken
I was pleased with the smoothness of this whisky. For the price I think this is one of the better blends I have tried. I would suggest it to most to try out.
Mary
I have kept this one around for years as my mixing scotch. I can drink it neat, but I'm more likely to pull this bottle out if I'm adding something else to the glass.
cullen
Very smooth and enjoyable. Is now one of my favorites
anonymous
Excellent
Hartmut
This is the first blended scotch whisky I ever tried, and I liked it a lot. Great taste and very smooth. Definitely going to buy some more.
Barry
Spicy front, smooth finish. Well balanced blend and a great value
Andy
Love this...very smooth and easy to drink. Enjoying every dram out of the bottle.
anonymous
Beautiful smell, and a great taste
Darryl
Very nice balance from a scotch in this range. I'm really a bourbon drinker and could have this in my cabinet.
anonymous
For a scotch at this price point, this is a job well done
Todd
Love it.. price and taste are very hard to beat.. you can pay a lot more and still get a lot less!
anonymous
Best blend I've had. Actually bought it for the bottle. Glad the bottle is empty. They'll make more.
anonymous
Very easy to drink
Kyle
Very drinkable. Nothing outstanding, just a solid blend.
anonymous
Very smooth.
anonymous
Great taste, very delicate but at the same time intense!
Robbie
Smooth taste at an affordable price.
anonymous
My second favourite!!
Matthew
simple but acceptable
Jonas
Awesome blended (says a whiskey drinker that doesn't drink blended)
Mark
A very pleasant slightly fruity tipple
anonymous
Surprisingly smooth. Great value.
anonymous
Very smooth for blended malt...good value
anonymous
Smooth trippel malt, with hints of Balvenie.
anonymous
Works amazing in my old fashioned
Grant
Smooth and easy going
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