Author Topic: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky  (Read 501 times)

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Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« on: 05/11/2014 06:00 PM »
A good friend (druff) grabbed a bottle of this at a local grocery store and then brought a bottle to the house last night (and left it).  Was blown away - a great flavored whisky at a very reasonable price.

Here's the description from the Whiskey Exchange: "Monkey Shoulder is a mix of three different Single Malts - Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie - and is great with mixers or just on its own. Smooth, sweet and very easy to drink."

When you see the bottle, you'll know why we dubbed it the "Monkey Humper."  :Biggrin:
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RE: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #1 on: 05/11/2014 06:01 PM »
And, it was about $32'ish here...
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #2 on: 05/11/2014 06:17 PM »
Sounds good too me! Thanks for the tip Brad :thumbsup:
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #3 on: 05/12/2014 02:20 AM »
That's good stuff for a blended Scotch.  Only available on this side of the pond in most spots for about a year (except in Chicago where its been available for 2+ years).  Its only $27 here, a real value
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #4 on: 05/12/2014 01:28 PM »
It's $37 in DC but still reasonable in my opinion. I have a brand new bottle on the shelf :)
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #5 on: 05/12/2014 02:02 PM »
I'll have to keep an eye out for it.   Thanks for the tip.  Any cigar pair recommendations?
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #6 on: 05/12/2014 02:21 PM »
Actually Alec Bradley is working with them in a cooperative advertising deal.
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #7 on: 05/12/2014 02:37 PM »
Cool tip I will have to keep an eye out as well
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #8 on: 05/12/2014 02:44 PM »
It's a sweeter tasting blend - I had an Illusione MJ12 with it and thought the two paired very nicely.
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #9 on: 05/12/2014 02:47 PM »
$35 here in Pa, land of taxes and gov't control of all that is good and proper
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #10 on: 05/12/2014 08:30 PM »
this might work as my replacement for Johnnie Walker Green Label, which is sadly no longer being produced.  JW Green is a blend of 4 single malts --   Talisker, Caol Ila, Cragganmore and Linkwood, and I was paying in the neighborhood of $50 a bottle.  Unfortunately I have only one source of distilled spirits here in the land of kimchi, so odds are I won't be able to get any of this stuff unless I travel back to the motherland.

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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #11 on: 05/13/2014 05:50 AM »
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Cfickter - 5/12/2014  7:47 PM

$35 here in Pa, land of taxes and gov't control of all that is good and proper


Yeah, that 0% tax on cigars must be tough. :biggrin:


Thanks for the tip, Brad.  I'll have to look for this.
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #12 on: 05/13/2014 05:59 AM »
if the two state sanctioned cartels that are the sole distributers of spirits here in GA have decided to let us buy it I'm going to check it out. the price of single malt just keeps going up and up.
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Re: Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky
« Reply #13 on: 05/15/2014 03:32 PM »
Took your advise Brad, and bought the last bottle they had at my local grocery store...looks pretty good!! :thumbsup: will keep you guys posted!
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