Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.
Origonaly refered to as a Vatted Malt or Pure Malt now classed as a Blended Malt
(a blend of single malts from different distilleries)
Batch 27 Smooth and Rich.
Years ago, some malt men used to develop a temporary strain known as Monkey Shoulder, from turning the malting barley.
Blended from three of Speyside’s finest single malts using batches of just 27 casks for a smoother, richer taste.
Dave Broom – Whisky Writer and Spirit Correspondent for ‘Wine International’
Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes;
Colour: Full (old) gold,
Nose; sweet, flowery, light spice & soft leather. Becomes sweeter coconut to the fore. With water, there’s chocolate, orange & more vanilla.
Palate: Citric with a good balance between vanilla, spiciness & some soft, sultana-like fruits. Lovely melted chocolate on the finish.
Score: 91 / 100
Monkey Shoulder World Whisky Awards;
Best Scotch Blended Malt Whisky 2007, 2009