Monkey Shoulder

Bought – Tesco, 13th August 2013

79.5/100 – Whisky Bible 2013
79.69/100 – Whiskybase (average from 60 member votes)

79.5/100 in Jim Murray’s ‘Whisky Bible’ classifies this vatted malt as “average and usually pleasant though sometimes flawed”. The author says, “distinctive fault found especially at the finale, which is disappointing. Even before hitting that point a big toffeed personality makes for a pleasant if limited experience.”

79.69/100 on Whiskybase is very consistent with the Whisky Bible score. Comments include “just a good blend”, which seems damning with faint praise.

Although Ralfy of doesn’t give this a mark out of 100 (that I’ve found) he does recommend it as part of a video review of 5 good malts. See that here: Ralfy’s Recommended Blended Whisky

Here’s Whiskey Aficionado with his review on You Tube (October 2014):

Monkey Shoulder 70cl

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