Thursday, February 14, 2019

Scotch Flight and Monkey Shoulder whisky Review

Left to right Monkey Shoulder Blended Whisky,Glenfiddich 12 and The Balvenie 14 Caribbean cask 

Buckle up! it's time to take the ultimate Scotch flight. I recently was out with friends and indulged in a Scotch flight which is a standard One ounce pour of three Scotch whiskies of my choice. The best thing about it is getting to taste many whiskies without having to buy the whole bottle. And of course if you like the flavor you can later pick up a bottle of your choice from your local liquor store. I have already reviewed Balvinie 14 and Glenfiddich 12 in my previous blogs so will be reviewing Monkey Shoulder Blended Whisky today.

Vital Stats
Monkey Shoulder Blended Batch 27 Malt Scotch Whisky
Price- $29.99 for 750ml bottle
ABV- 40%
Region-  Speyside (Blended with single malts from three distilleries)
Awards Won- Gold, Blended Malt 2017, International Wine & Spirit competition

Tasting Info-
Serving glass(s)- Whisky Shot glasses (Pictured above,Available in amazon)
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Burnished copper
Aroma- Zesty orange meets mellow vanilla, spicy wood
Flavor- Mellow vanilla with spicy hints and mulling spices
Finish- Smooth with lingering effect

SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf 
I feel that this whisky  has nothing exciting to offer. It is delicious and easy to drink whisky for beginners however didn't excite me in terms of flavor and aroma. I would have this neat, over ice and also works well with whisky cocktails.

Tasting Venue- Thirsty Lion Gastropub, Euless,TX. $17 for this experience( Very good deal) 

Thanks for reading my blog and whisky flight experience. Please comment and share your experiences as well. Cheers 🥃


  1. Monkey Shoulder is a great blended whisky. Should be much more popular.

    1. It actually is an enjoyable drink just that its got nothing unique to offer.

  2. I believe the combination is Glenfiddich, Kininvie, and Balvenie. The color has been told to me by a William Grant Brand Ambassador - Tamarin Gold! (like the monkey species!)

    1. Yes and the blend of these fine whiskies is a treat to the taste buds. Tamarin gold makes sense. Thanks for providing some valuable insights for me and all readers.


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