Monkey Shoulder // Speyside, Scotland
The name Monkey Shoulder originates from an injury that the maltmen (those that hand turn the grain in a malthouse) would get as it would leave one arm hanging. This blended malt whisky is comprised of three single malt distilleries: Kininvie, Glenfiddich, and The Balvenie. The trio gets acquainted in a tun for three to six months before being bottled on site.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Wakey wakey to a sunshine-y orange marmalade with a drizzling of honey on warm toast. The mid-palate shows more malted barley than the nose with some added cinnamon sprinkled in mix. More malt and herbs show up with continued tasting such as anise and mint. The finish is of average length, but while it's around is quite dandy."