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Whisky Advent Day 10: Monkey Shoulder

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We’ve made it to day 10 of #WhiskyAdvent! Time to open another window of Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar, and we have a good feeling about this one…

Yep, it’s time to have some fun with Monkey Shoulder! Whether it’s Pop-Down bars or Monkey Comps with UK Brand am-BADASS-ador Grant Neave, or practising your spooning so you can mix up some delicious Monkey cocktails, pretension gets left firmly at the door today.

The whisky itself is a blended malt made exclusively with malts from William Grant’s three Speyside distilleries (Glenfiddich, Balvenie & Kininvie), matured in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and then married for three-to-six months. Tasty stuff and great value!

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We’ve hit double figures! Shit’s getting real!

Tasting Note for Monkey Shoulder:

Nose: An elegant, stylish nose of marmalade, Crema Catalana (apologies, but it really is there), cocoa and malt. Plenty of vanilla and a sprinkling of winter spice (nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) alongside a mouth-watering hint of aniseed.

Palate: Very malty, creamy delivery with a suggestion of berry fruit. Juicy toasted barley, cloves and butterscotch. Manuka honey, hot-buttered-toast and dried apricot develop.

Finish: Medium length, spicy oak and a hint of peppermint on the tail.

Overall: According to the Monkey Shoulder website: “Some say it tastes just like riding bareback on the wild moors of Scotland with a flame haired maiden on Christmas morning. Others agree it tastes like 007 wearing a tuxedo wetsuit.” This is whisky to be enjoyed.

Monkey Shoulder Whisky Advent

Monkey Shoulder – 70cl, 40%

The Chaps at Master of Malt

Categories : Scotch Whisky, Tasting Notes, Whisky

1 comment on “Whisky Advent Day 10: Monkey Shoulder”

  1. Jeannette says:

    It is robust enough to make great cocktails too. Nice one!

    Jeannette
    http://whiskyoftheweek.co.uk/

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