Younger market? I'm 37 and have tried almost all single malts. McAllen 18yr being my favorite but monkey shoulder is really a great tasting scotch whiskey for the money. The new age multiple single malt blends are really making a name for themselves. Especially monkey shoulder! At $30 it's an incredible buy
- JPFB, 6th October
Harsh, hot and simplistic compared to a nice single malt but the aftertaste is very nice and lingers well.
This is typical over priced trendy nonsense that only people who have never tasted better would consider buying twice.
- Bill, 12th August
I was very impressed with the smooth character. To my mind, it has a lot in common with some of the best young bourbons; creamy, slightly sweet, and a lovely touch of spice.
- Lawrence, 9th August
Being a single malt man myself i have to agree with most other reviews this is a sweet and is as smooth on the palate as a blended malt can be will definatley buy this again
- Steve B 28-07-13, 28th July
Love this stuff, sometimes I feel I had to go few a thru bottles before I can give a good review, cos some spirits last and some become dull, but off first impressions I like this
- anonymous, 21st July
Bought a bottle in the duty free on my way to a holiday in Turkey. Excellent choice IMO. A light lingering after taste, easily enough to be very enjoyable. Dare one say almost a 'session whisky'. Certainly wont but taking any back to blightsy! Would definitely buy more.
- Duncan , 3rd July
Bought a bottle of Monkey Shoulder in my search for a quality blend that is a great value for the price. I had no idea that I would discover a fantastic scotch with a wonderful nose and a great finish! Will put this scotch up front and center of my liquor cabinet.
- Sean Green, 27th June
bought it drank it loved it. great with a cigar. 6-23-13
- anonymous, 25th June
A very easy .smooth blend of triple malt ,not my usual single malt. Was bought for as present ,and would certainly try again.
- anonymous, 6th May
I have being drinking malts for a LONG time and have tried a few 'blended malts' but this is pleasant drinkable and different. Good.
- anonymous, 25th April
Great whisky in my opinion, nice to share with family/friends. Save the extra good stuff for yourself, haha. Would recommend to everyone because its not worth not trying.
- anonymous, 23rd March
Can you say "Bang for the buck"? That's Monkey Shoulder! Not the best whiskey on earth, but a nice blend that is far more single malt in character, with that typical speyside sweetness. Not a lot going on with this whiskey, but what is there is very easy to drink. I'll buy another bottle when this one is gone ... and that's really the bottom line with this one. It's good, not great ... but great doesn't live in this $$ neighborhood, right?
- anonymous, 13th March
Ha ha Anonymous, who do you work for? Personally I LOVE IT!
- anonymous, 6th March
Normally like Irish, or a single malt. tried this and liked it. Lovely tastes that linger enough to make you think,but gone quick enough to make you want another.
- K.B Leicester, England., 22nd January
Monkey on the rocks. Hooria good
- Beefcake, 22nd January
Had the bottle bought for me as a Christmas present, and as one who usually drinks Highland park I find the Monkey Shoulder very pleasant..Sure it doesn't have the body and the depth of the Park,(Which I'd expect) but it's very drinkable; It might only be me but I get a very slight licorice aftertaste with the Monkey.
- S Bentley, 14th January
It is not the brilliant whisky which was earlier produced as being "Triple Malts" -now it's any old thing that can be derived from 27 casks. Not my thing - I'll stick with Highland Park - a bit dearer but not by much but it is one you can rely on.
- DEEJAY, 10th January
Dare I say a little bland. Certainly smooth and easy to drink but just seems to be lacking something. That may have some thing to do with it being a 'Starter Whiskey' aimed at the younger market. Overall a very nice Whiskey, just that if you have a bit more of a broad knowledge of Whiskey you may want something with a bit more of a challenge to it.
- anonymous, 10th January
Just terrific. First tried it in Oban. Have ordered a case, due here in two days. WHAT A REAL THRILL.
- D.R.L.; Rear Admiral, USN, Retired, 6th January
Son bought bottle for my birthday left it to him to choose,wanted something I could drink and enjoy.To me this is perfect excellent taste no problems with it will buy in future.