Monkey Shoulder

Inspired by the malt man's craft, Monkey Shoulder has been created using three of speyside's finest single malt whiskies, resulting in a rich blended malt of exceptional smoothness. Taste: Mellow vanilla with spicy hints Nose: Zesty orange, vanilla honey & spiced oak

Inspired by the malt man's craft, Monkey Shoulder has been created using three of speyside's finest single malt whiskies, resulting in a rich blended malt of exceptional smoothness. Taste: Mellow vanilla with spicy hints Nose: Zesty orange, vanilla honey & spiced oak

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1526
Blend-Scotch
Scotland
Blended Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Pear:
Caramel:
Honey:
Malt:
Spices:
Herbs:
Banana:
Leather:
Oak:
Herb:
Green Apple:
Zitrus:
Anise:
Apple:
Cinnamon:
Floral:
Mint:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Sherry:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Heather:
Nutmeg:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Spices:
Honey:
Oak:
Herb:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pear:
Apple:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Banana:
Caramel:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Anise:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Lemon:
Lime:
Nutmeg:
Finish
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Spices:
Oak:
Chocolate:
Herb:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Honey:
Sherry:
Oil:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Anise:
Apple:
Banana:
Berries:
Bonfire Smoke:
Chili:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Heather:
Leather:
Lemon:
Pear:

Quality rating of this bottle

3.4 Rate
95
Tasting Notes 12

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Hengl
07. Feb 2019
Nosing: FloralVanillaRaisinApple

Taste: SweetVanillaHoneyCinnamonMalt

Finish: MaltOakNuts ripe Pear

Comment: 79/100

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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
29. Jun 2020
26. Jan 2019
Nosing: SweetHoneyPearVanillaBerries

Taste: BerriesVanillaApple

Finish: SweetAlmondsVanilla

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.
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.
Agerskov
27. May 2017
Nosing: VanillaCaramelPearBanana

Taste: MaltHoneyVanilla

Finish: MaltFruitSpicesChocolate

Comment: Not a very complex whisky, but it is fairly good and quite easy to drink.
Agerskov
27. Aug 2017
Nosing: VanillaCaramelPearBananaOak

Taste: SweetHoneyBananaOilMaltVanillaHoney

Finish: MaltFruitBananaChocolate

Comment: Not very complex, but is easy to drink. Good entry-level whisky.
javis1213
01. Jun 2016
Nosing: FruitTropical FruitDried FruitMaltAnisePepperVanilla

Taste: HeatherVanillaOakMaltNutmegAnisePepperCoffeeFruit

Finish: FruitOakSherryDried FruitDark ChocolateMaltAnise

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.
09. Jan 2019
Nosing:
FruitApplePearSweetHoney
Taste:
MaltHoneySpices
Finish:
SherrySweetPepper
17. Feb 2018
Nosing: FruitSweetHoneyCaramelVanilla

Taste: HoneySweetFruitSpicesPepper

Finish: SweetHoneyPepper

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.
GreatDram
11. Sep 2015