Monkey Shoulder - new Design

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      Blended Malt Whisky
      40%
      0.7 l
      Original bottling
      Bourbonfässer
      Artifical colouring - With
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      Nosing
      Fruit:
      Sweet:
      Vanilla:
      Pear:
      Caramel:
      Honey:
      Malt:
      Herbs:
      Spices:
      Zitrus:
      Herb:
      Banana:
      Leather:
      Oak:
      Floral:
      Green Apple:
      Orange:
      Sherry:
      Anise:
      Apple:
      Cinnamon:
      Mint:
      Nuts:
      Oil:
      Barley:
      Berries:
      Chocolate:
      Clove:
      Dried Fruit:
      Grass:
      Heather:
      Nutmeg:
      Pepper:
      Pineapple:
      Plum:
      Raisin:
      Seaweed:
      Tobacco:
      Tropical Fruit:
      Maritime Notes:
      Tasting
      Sweet:
      Fruit:
      Malt:
      Vanilla:
      Spices:
      Honey:
      Oak:
      Pear:
      Herb:
      Nuts:
      Oil:
      Zitrus:
      Apple:
      Banana:
      Caramel:
      Coffee:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Pepper:
      Sherry:
      Dried Fruit:
      Peat Smoke:
      Herbs:
      Alcohol:
      Anise:
      Berries:
      Chocolate:
      Cinnamon:
      Clove:
      Grass:
      Green Apple:
      Heather:
      Lemon:
      Lime:
      Nutmeg:
      Finish
      Sweet:
      Fruit:
      Spices:
      Malt:
      Oak:
      Chocolate:
      Nuts:
      Herb:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Honey:
      Oil:
      Sherry:
      Vanilla:
      Peat Smoke:
      Pepper:
      Herbs:
      Zitrus:
      Alcohol:
      Almonds:
      Anise:
      Apple:
      Banana:
      Berries:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Chili:
      Dried Fruit:
      Floral:
      Grapefruit:
      Heather:
      Leather:
      Lemon:
      Pear:

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      10. Oct 2016
      Monkey Shoulder is a rather simple but honest and decent quality Blended Malt from the Speyside of Scotland. Young Balvenie features quite prominently on the nose. Sweet fruits, candy apples and even a touch of ice wine combine with creamy honey, fine spices and hints of coffee. Delicate maltiness and restrained oak influence complement the otherwise light and sweet character on the palate. The finish is swift, woody and sugary, merging into melted dark chocolate bitterness. With an excellent price-quality ratio, this dram is certainly better than many blends.
      RATING: 3.4/5.0 ≙ 85 pts

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      29. Jun 2020

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      26. Jan 2019
      Nosing: Sweet Honey Pear Vanilla Berries

      Taste: Berries Vanilla Apple

      Finish: Sweet Almonds Vanilla

      Comment: A somewhat convoluted sweetness - some fruit and some sugar-related scents. Not 'cloying' by any means, just not well integrated. The nose is a bit overwhelming as the scents compete for attention, rather than complementing one another.

      Taste is more cohesive than what is experienced on the nose. A soft combination of berry fruits - no sherry influence, I believe by its nature. A noticeable lack of oak spiciness, but vanilla is perhaps the defining characteristic of this whisky, implying ex-bourbon barrels.

      This whisky's finish is not pronounced, but it lingers longer than one might expect given a lack of bold flavors.

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      25. Jun 2018
      Nosing: Vanilla, fruit, and oak. Light-medium malt nose. Smells like a more expensive single malt like Balvenie perhaps.

      Taste:
      Vanilla, pear, and oak
      Finish:
      Medium

      Comment:
      Great value for the money. One of my favorites. Best scotch in the world for introducing someone the first time. Overall, very pleasant.

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      Agerskov
      27. May 2017
      Nosing: Vanilla Caramel Pear Banana

      Taste: Malt Honey Vanilla

      Finish: Malt Fruit Spices Chocolate

      Comment: Not a very complex whisky, but it is fairly good and quite easy to drink.

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      Agerskov
      27. Aug 2017
      Nosing: Vanilla Caramel Pear Banana Oak

      Taste: Sweet Honey Banana Oil Malt Vanilla Honey

      Finish: Malt Fruit Banana Chocolate

      Comment: Not very complex, but is easy to drink. Good entry-level whisky.

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      09. Jan 2019
      Nosing:
      Fruit Apple Pear Sweet Honey
      Taste:
      Malt Honey Spices
      Finish:
      Sherry Sweet Pepper

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      javis1213
      01. Jun 2016
      Nosing: Fruit Tropical Fruit Dried Fruit Malt Anise Pepper Vanilla

      Taste: Heather Vanilla Oak Malt Nutmeg Anise Pepper Coffee Fruit

      Finish: Fruit Oak Sherry Dried Fruit Dark Chocolate Malt Anise

      Comment: has a very bitter palate and after taste, long bitterness, and even more bitter than Guiness stout. Fruit anf floral notes arevery well expressed.

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      Hengl
      07. Feb 2019
      Nosing: Floral Vanilla Raisin Apple

      Taste: Sweet Vanilla Honey Cinnamon Malt

      Finish: Malt Oak Nuts ripe Pear

      Comment: 79/100

      Rating of article "Monkey Shoulder - 40% - 0.7l"

      17. Feb 2018
      Nosing: Fruit Sweet Honey Caramel Vanilla

      Taste: Honey Sweet Fruit Spices Pepper

      Finish: Sweet Honey Pepper

      Comment: Super sweet honey and fruity nose. Peppery sharp spiciness along with honey in the taste. Medium lasting finish, sweetness and dryness lingers a bit. A good one. Unbelievable value.

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