Monkey Shoulder was a blend of Whiskies from William Grant's three Speyside distilleries: Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie. However, now the recipe is a closely guarded secret. Described as small batches of "different" Speyside Single Malts expertly blended and married together.
The name itself has an interesting history. In the traditional Whisky making process, the barley would be turned by hand by men using large heavy malt shovels. This resulted in a common strain injury which would cause the worker's arms to hang down looking like a monkey's, hence the nickname "monkey shoulder". Thankfully, this is no longer the case, but the name lives on as a nod to the historical Whisky making process.
Monkey Shoulder - Smokey Monkey Blended Scotch Whisky
70cl | 40%William Grant and Son's popular Blended Malt Monkey Shoulder has a new smokier sibling! Bottled at 40% abv, Monkey Shoulder Smokey Monkey is made using Highland peat, and is designed for mixing like the brand’s original variant. Smokey Monkey is s... Click for more info£32.45
Distillery Monkey Shoulder Age Description Smokey Monkey Blended Scotch Vintage Cask Wood American Oak Year Bottled Packaging Unboxed Cask Strength No Bottler William Grant & Sons HTFW Cat. No. LP12589
Monkey Shoulder - Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
70cl | 40%Monkey shoulder is a premium blended whisky made from different Speyside whiskies (typically Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie). Designed to be an accessible and uncomplicated introduction into the world of whisky, it's smooth, creamy and light as a... Click for more info£26.95
Distillery Monkey Shoulder Age Description Blended Malt Scotch Vintage Cask Wood American Oak Year Bottled Packaging Unboxed Cask Strength No Bottler William Grant & Sons HTFW Cat. No. LP12112