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Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky

Great nose, palate is not in par

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@galgReview by @galg

25th Jul 2012


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Nose: This one has a great nose! with a lot of vanilla, pears, sweet malty goodness, wood spices and a dash of Cinnamon.

Palate: The palate is a bit rough in my opinion : It’s quite malty, creamy but not very complex, and is a bit of a let down after the promising nose.

Finish: Bitter wood and some mint.

At this price it offers a great nose with a mediocre palate. Bottle presentation with the little monkeys is also cool. But, it’s not one of my Favorites.

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fastpoose commented

The only two adequate glasses of this were my first, from there it's been all downhill. I still have more than half a bottle, and I've decided to use it as a mixer. I was adding Laphroaig which beefed it up a little but this seems like a waste of very good laphroaig! I do think this is overrated whisky in some circles, palate below average and short length.

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