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Saskatoon Sessions: Monkey Shoulder

barley
Blended Malt
Europe
Review
Scotland
Whisky

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Whisky.  Named for an old whiskying injury, apparently. Which makes sense because this was kind of painful to drink.

A blended malt means this is a blend of single malt scotches from a number of distilleries. Blends allow for a more consistent product over time, and can have added depth if selected and balanced properly. If not, you can get kind of a mess, of which this one was a bit. Here’s some notes:

nose – subtle peat, green wood, peaches

neat – pop, smoke, wood, saddle leather. loud

finish – very short tongue warm but very little considering neat

splash – loses structure, gains burn

overall – 4/10

Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch – 43% 750ml – $65.05 – Scotland

Try it? No. Buy it? No.

 

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