Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery William Grant's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • orange zest
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • floral
  • zesty
  • burnished
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • marmelade

Monkey Shoulder

Blended Scotch Whisky (0.75l, 43%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $32.99

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Character Goatson
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.   
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery William Grant's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color  
Burnished Copper   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell  
Spicy wood, floral vanilla, and orange zest.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Mexican vanilla and mulling spices.  
 
Finish   
The finish is smooth with lingering notes of fruit and oak.
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  • orange zest
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • floral
  • zesty
  • burnished
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • marmelade
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Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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