Monkey Shoulder

The Original

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 191
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Brand: Monkey Shoulder
Expression: The Original
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Crystallised pineapple, lychee, cantaloupe melon, and peach foam sweets. Whole-milk vanilla latte. Banana bread with walnuts and chocolate chips. Cedarwood-scented candle.
Palate: Medium. Banana bread, candied orange peel, cinnamon, walnut, banana chips, pear drop, meringue, red fruit compote, and vanilla cream.
Finish: Medium-long. On caramel puffed-rice bar, hazelnut, and orange zest.
Comment: A sweet malt character shown off with panache.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Foam banana sweets, white flour dough, beeswax, rice pudding with apricot jam, and peppermint oil.
Palate: Light. Plenty of bright, ripe pear and orange jelly notes. Chantilly cream and flapjack.
Finish: Short, on Jaffa Cake.
Comment: Simple stuff, without fault.
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