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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky

Batch 27

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@GeorgyReview by @Georgy

12th Oct 2016

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    20
  • Finish
    20
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    84

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This is a nice blended scotch to get you in the mood for a nice whisky tasting session. It isn't demanding, yet it is perfectly pleasant.

NOSE: fruity with fresh sweet red apples being the dominant note. Fresh, creamy with some Acacia honey. However, don't let this one sit too long, for these aromas do disappear within 30+ minutes and you're left with a vague sweet-ish nose.

TASTE: soft, lots of vanilla on the palate. Hints of milk chocolate, all-spice and some nuts.

FINISH: short and sweet. Creme brulee and biscuits. Tropical fruits.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: As I've already said, it's a very good palatable and affordable blend which is very nice for those just starting out or for a good "starter" dram.

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2 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

Maybe I oughtta try this one again sometime. I had it just once on a hot summer day, and I found it way too heavy for the occasion. By all reports it's a decent cheapo.

Note that there haven't been a sequence of numbered batches, of which this one is #27. That's just a bit of branding, like "Old 7" or whatever they put on Jack Daniels.

And you probably know this, but this "blend" is a "blended malt" with no grain whisky. But don't let anyone tell you the blend consists of 100% Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Kininvie. That's a myth that's been busted.

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@Georgy
Georgy commented

@OIJas Thank you for the insight!

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