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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky

Monkey Shoulder

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@weiwei1467Review by @weiwei1467

3rd Jul 2011


Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky
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When you approach it, you can smell a fresh citrusy sense to it. Then when you taste it, it has a very light sense of freshness you would typically find in the lowlands. After which the slightest oily characteristic hits you and carries you over the middle palette. However at this point most of the taste has dissipated. Finally it ends with a wisps of smoke, characteristic of a Speyside malt. Personally it lacks the length finish you would find in typically find in say Glenfiddich .

The fact that this is a vatted malt from three different distilleries one of which includes the Glenfiddich, the blending process must have shorten the finishing.

All in all this is a good whiskey and something different in terms of profile compared to the other vatted malts. I think it is quite rough for my liking. It lacks it own "oomph" so to speak. The freshness in the beginning, followed by the oily middle taste, which you typically find in a more older type of whisky, ending with a smoky finish, is quite suffice to make a cold winter night more pleasant.




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