Monkey Shoulder was once made exclusively from a mixture of three well-respected single-malt whiskies: Balvenie, Kininvie, and Glenfiddich. As demand grew, the brand introduced other whiskies into the blend, with three single-malts still comprising the blend for each batch. The blend uses nine casks for each single malt. Hence, the blend is labeled “Batch 27.”
Monkey Shoulder was originally created to make perfect whisky cocktails and has been getting in the mix ever since. Get a lovely whiff of zesty orange, vanilla, honey and spiced oak before tasting mellow vanilla with spicy hints as you enjoy a cheeky sip. Never one to stay quiet at a party, the smooth, malty and fruity character is bold enough to stand out in a drink, but balanced enough not to take it over.