Monkey Shoulder Batch 27
is a superb blended malt whisky from William Grant. Monkey Shoulder Batch 27 Whisky is a combination of 3 different Speyside whiskies mixed together in small 27 barrel batches. Made from a combination of Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie this silky smooth and fruity sweet whisky comes with a sidecar of history. The result is a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well neat, over ice, or in whisky cocktails (where it really excels).
According to the Monkey Shoulder website:
The term ‘monkey shoulder’ harks back to whisky making heritage. It’s a reference to a condition that maltmen sometimes picked up while working long shifts, turning the barley by hand. It had a tendency to cause their arm to hang down a bit like a monkey’s, so they nicknamed it ‘monkey shoulder’. Whilst maltmen are among the few who still turn the barley manually, working conditions have changed which means this injury has been consigned to the past. Today, the name Monkey Shoulder lives on as an affectionate tribute, to honour the hard graft of all the maltmen past and present. Cheers!
Some say it tastes just like riding bareback on the wild moors of Scotland with a flame haired maiden on Christmas morning. Others agree it tastes like 007 wearing a tuxedo wetsuit. This is whisky to be enjoyed.