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Monkey Shoulder


Monkey Shoulder

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Decades ago, when men were engaged in the handling of grains that would later be used to make whiskey, it was common for repetitive movements to lead them to develop a shoulder injury known as Monkey Shoulder : hence the name of this drink.

It is a combination of three types of malt that are mixed by experts to achieve the soft and desired unification that is known today. The varieties Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Kininvie are chosen to give life to this exquisite drink, a whiskey that is gaining prestige among the most important producers of liquor in the world.

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Technical sheet

Category:Whisky (Spirits)
Producer: William Grant & Sons
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
Alcohol Vol.: 40%
Country: Scotland
Type Of Whisky: Blended
Variety: Scotch

Description of Monkey Shoulder

Monkey Shoulder


  • Color: Monkey Shoulder has a copper colour.
  • Smell: elegant with aromas of jam, crème, cocoa and malt nose. notes of winter spice (nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) that adds an extra dimension with a touch of anise.
  • Mouth: Boca flavourful malty, creamy palate impregnated berry, roasted barley, clove and caramel. a touch of manuka honey, butter, toast and apricot. end: half-length, orange-flavoured, clove, vanilla and creme de menthe.

ALCOHOL: 40% Vol

COUNTRY: Scotland

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The Producer

William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons

The founder of William Grant & Sons, William Grant, was born in 1839. When he began working in the distillery business as a bookkeeper in 1866, he could hardly imagine that his own whisky brand would become an internationally successful business. Or that five decades later, the distillery would still remain in the hands of his family.

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2013 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spiri

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- Monkey Shoulder uses only malt Scotch whisky from three of Speyside's finest distilleries. This triple malt is catching the attention of the country's leading bartenders for its smooth and rich qualities, making it ideal for mixing as well as drinking in the more traditional way. As Charlotte Voisey, of London's Apartment 195 explains, 'the atractive name and bottle spark curiosity, and once explained, bring a smile to your face.'
- Rooted in malt whisky lore, Monkey Shoulder is inspired by and named in honour of the malt men at William Grant, who are among the few still to turn the malting barley by hand using a sheil (wooden shovel). Monkey Shoulder was a nickname given to a temporary injury some malt men occasionaly suffered many years ago as a result of repeatedly bending over whilst turning the malt. Thankfully, working practices have now changed and the condition no longer exists.
- Crafted in small batches of just 27 casks, Monkey Shoulder's smooth and and rounded taste has accents of malty sweetness, vanilla, marmalade and barley sugar. The iconic bottle design, complete with three brass monkeys - each representing one of the constituent single malts - on the bottle's shoulder, is sure to attract confident, liberal minded people with discerning taste and ensures it's not one to hide away in the drinks cabinet!
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