Brand: Monkey Shoulder
Type: Blended Malt
Region: Scotland – Speyside
Strength: 43% ABV
The name is a nod to the maltsters of yesteryear-repetitive stress from spade work while malting led to the term Monkey Shoulder.
The nose offers malted barley, awash with vanilla & orange cordial with cardamom & ripe banana & eventually pineapple developing. The palate is initially intensely sweet vanilla then orange Seville marmalade, drying to sweet chili and a lingering buttery, sherried oak.