Monkey Shoulder

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Made by the team at William Grants, Monkey Shoulder is a blended malt scotch whisky. Created to present Scotch to a wider audience, this blend of Speyside malts has taken hold of newcomers and scotch-enthusiasts alike.

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About Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder has been changing the face of the blended malt whisky industry since 2003. Originally it was created to elevate whisky-based mixed drinks to a new level. In doing so, Monkey Shoulder has become that favourite of mixologists and whisky-enthusiasts the whole world over.

In 2003, the idea of exclusively blending malt whiskies was a novel one. Blends usually included some grain whisky. But Monkey Shoulder’s blend didn’t, and ended up creating a new category of Scotch.

Monkey Shoulder takes its name from the injury that distillery workers were prone to get from turning malt by hand.
Monkey Shoulder was originally called 'Batch 27', but the name didn't stick.
The three constituent malts of Monkey Shoulder are Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie.

History

William Grant & Sons has been distilling the finest Scotch whiskies since 1887. Using three of its Speyside single malts, Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky was born in 2003. Recently, it has created another Smokey Monkey Shoulder expression, designed to pair the classic flavour of peat smoke with Monkey Shoulder.

Taste Profile

Monkey Shoulder is known for flavours of...

Zesty Orange
Vanilla
Spiced Oak
Honey