vanilla
orange zest
bitter oak
malty
spicy
cinnamon
sweet
floral
zesty
Spiral Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky

Monkey Shoulder

Blended Whisky

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
Price:
$37.99
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.   
  • Style
    Blended Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    William Grant
  • Bottler
    William Grant

Monkey Shoulder

Blended Whisky

(0.75l, 40%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
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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