Monkey Shoulder

Spirit Name:
Rating:
Monkey Shoulder (Batch 27)
★★★★
Score:
76/100
ABV:
40%
Region:
Scotland
Body:
Medium
Intensity:
Medium
Texture:
Medium
Balance:
OK
Best served:
Neat, mixed

Theme(s):
This whisky is a blended (vatted) malt. Some warm toffee and licorice bullets begin to emerge but are shot down by something bitter, and, dare I say it, “furry” like biting the skin of an over ripe persimmon and licking a cheap envelope.
Tasting notes:
Nose: Fresh, mild and light, the nose on this whisky offers stone fruits with a beautiful shine of malt and barley alongside a warm cube of light toffee. There are some light shades of caramel milk chocolate and licorice bullets.  
Taste: Sensationally smooth, there are chocolate licorice notes that develop with the honeyed fruit and some mild oak. There is a bitter burn that destabilizes the experience, and ends what is otherwise a nice whisky. Pity.  
Finish: Beautifully long and smooth, the finish leaves a warmth that glows softly but the bitter, almost furry, notes that interrupted on the palate lingers.

Likes:
Very smooth
Dislikes:
Bitter, almost furry, note interrupts the balance.  
Price:
$44.99 (Aus)
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