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
Try it? No. Buy it? No.