Posted on 2019-12-18
The three malt components that form Monkey Shoulder’s smooth, malty and fruity character were once derived from William Grant’s three Speyside distilleries: Balvenie, Glenfiddich and Kininvie. Nowadays the recipe is a closely guarded secret, featuring an undisclosed combination of ‘different’ Speyside single malts.
The whiskies, which are matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks, are vatted together in small batches for up to six months before bottling at 40% abv.
In early 2016, Monkey Shoulder was named the ‘trendiest’ Scotch whisky brand in the world in a poll of the world’s best bars by trade title Drinks International.
By 2018, the same poll also named Monkey Shoulder as the best-selling Scotch whisky among the world’s leading high-end bars, usurping long-time leader Johnnie Walker from the top spot.
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