We write about a lot of whiskies, and it’s for good reason. As a website targeted for men, we know our audience. Sometimes, you need to just sit back with a drink and enjoy (or struggle through) a nice bottle. Monkey Shoulder Whisky is a great brand to consider if you’re in the market for a new bottle.
The name is a reference to a condition that maltmen sometimes picked up while working long shifts, turning the barley by hand. It had a tendency to cause their arm to hang down a bit, so naturally they nicknamed it ‘monkey shoulder’. While hopefully the conditions of the workers making your whiskey don’t suffer from this, their roots certainly have legitimacy. The whiskey is targeted for those who will truly appreciate it. And featuring a nose where Zesty Orange meets mellow vanilla, honey and spiced oak, resulting in a smooth finish of mellow vanilla with hints of spice, what’s not to love.