Monkey Shoulder was originally created to make perfect whisky cocktails and has been made for mixing ever since. Put your nose in the glass and you’ll smell zesty orange, vanilla, honey and spiced oak. Take a sip and you’ll taste mellow vanilla with spicy hints.
That smooth, malty and fruity character is bold enough to stand out in a drink – and balanced enough not to take it over.
“Richness and vibrancy combine with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes, making it perfect for mixing”.
Monkey Shoulder is born of one of the oldest whisky making Scottish families in the world, William Grant & Sons. Still family owned today, William Grant & Sons has been distilling the finest Scotch whiskies since 1887.
Early in the 2000’s the team at William Grants recognised an opportunity to bring the world of Scotch to a much bigger audience through championing cocktails and mixed drinks as a new way to enjoy Scotch.
With this brief in mind, an epic blend of Scotch malt whiskies were chosen to create the perfect whisky for mixing and as you see on the the bottle the blend that was chosen was called batch 27!
At the time the idea of blending only malt whiskies was a novel one because blends usually included some grain whisky. But this perfect blend didn’t and so they ended up creating a new category of Scotch ‘a blend of malts’ that no one else had ever released before!