Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
2019 San Francisco World Spirits Gold Medal Winner
Small batches of different Speyside single malts are expertly blended then married together. Richness and vibrancy combine with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes, making it the perfect whisky for mixing.
Monkey Shoulder gets its name from an injury Malt Men used to suffer as a result of shoveling malt during the whisky creation process. They worked long shifts, turning the barley by hand for up to 8-hour periods. The result? A sore shoulder and a distinctive monkey-like posture.
Thirsty to create a new and unconventional kind of Scotch w+Whisky, Malt Masters and industry legends David Stewart and Brian Kinsman crafted Monkey Shoulder, shaking up the Scotch Whisky world and inspiring a new generation of whisky drinkers.
Originally created as a lighter alternative to Single Malts to appeal to the Americans during Prohibition, Blended Scotch Whiskies are a mix of both grain and malt whiskies that have been sourced from multiple distilleries and aged a minimum of three years in oak barrels. Nine out of every ten bottles of Scotch sold is a Blended Scotch Whisky and they are generally far more affordable than Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.