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I bought a bottle of this on recommendation. It is a blended malt whisky from 3 different Speyside distilleries. Those 3 distilleries do change apparently depending on what is available. Monkey Shoulder itself is a medical issue developed by malt men who turned the malted barely by hand.
It is decanted and is my decoy to distract certain people away from my other whisky.
Nose: Orange peel, vanilla, raspberry, apricot jam. Not at all displeasing but it's a bit bitey even at the lowest possible abv.
Palate: Apricot jam. Orange peel. Vanilla. Apricot is the dominant flavor here. Very sweet, almost artificially so.
Finish: Citrus fruit, orange peel, vanilla, apricot. Same as the nose and palate.
Overall: It's fine. Sweet apricot jam and orange juice. The nose, palate, and finish are all the same and there isn't much complexity.