Saskatoon Sessions: Monkey Shoulder

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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