Monkey Shoulder presents a little “different,” which is what was intended in its creation. It’s a blend of three single malts with a name that stems from an old ailment that used to come down upon those who worked so hard to make us the good stuff (God bless ’em).
This is interesting stuff to behold. As a mix of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie you have pretty good pedigree. But you’ll notice at the price per bottle, there’s likely a catch. What that is, here, is that the blend is unaged so you’re getting a relatively young combination. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but does show through a bit in the overall flavor.
Drinking this gave me notes of vanilla and honey with a soothing mouthfeel of the latter. It’s an easy drinker and cost effective enough it could be your nightly scotch, if you care to enjoy such a thing.