Overall rating
Blended Malt
William Grant & Sons (WG&S)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L6B 8235 0612
Added on
07 Oct 2017 3:59 pm by Vassago Clynelish

Average value

€ 42.42

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51 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Monkey Shoulder Batch 9 - Smokey Monkey

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Open, peat-mineral, with the aroma of burnt wood, caramel and sea, the taste is watery, empty, with nuances of haze and oak, the finish is flat, slightly bitter, oak-smoked.
    Well, this is not a failure, even I would say. The aroma, of course, tries to pass this blended malt for something serious, but the taste and finish immediately put everything in its place. But it is without defects, it can be drunk.

    RATING: 80pts - [n21, t20, f19, b20] → | 80-82: Ordinary |

  2. Tim1986 scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    Smoke gentle

    Flower taste, peat notes

    Short aftertaste, pleasant

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A decent dram to quaff with friends - it will accompany conversation rather than make you all fall silent in admiration of it, not a dram to inspire silent contemplation.
    • Nose
      80 80
      The smoke is gentle on the nose.
    • Taste
      81 81
      It feels a little thin compared to some, but the flavour is pleasant, gentle peat notes with a little heat.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Quite a short aftertaste, but pleasant.

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    monkey shoulder was my first whiskey so I was very curious about this smokey monkey.

    I found it a bit watery but otherwise a good blend.
    looked very like the original monkey shoulder but then with light smoke in it.

    for me no added value. but certainly no wrong whiskey

  5. SVWRamius scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    After the batch 27 Smooth and Rich now the second Monkey Shoulder, which is basically reminiscent of the first, but in addition to the naturally new smoke and a bit more complex overall. In my opinion, a very successful blend, only the price and the availability is a bit irritating. Well, the one after the other, but after the announcement nine months ago should be able to get all the clubs and bars at a small and a release at the whiskey traders is about time.
    • Nose
      Fresh smoke, butterscotch, peach, orange, some lime in the background.
    • Taste
      Well-dosed cigar smoke with butterscotch and lemon, strong nut chocolate and coffee, an orange taste suggests the influence of ex-sherry casks, apple and honey, barley, creamy overall.
    • Finish
      Mild smoke and oak, nut and fruit accompany the short to medium-long finish, which at the end melts sweet chocolate.

  6. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    A little belated marketing ploy.
    Aroma: sour peat, moist earth, burned lists, minerality, and medicine. All in one!
    The taste is watery. A powerful peat strike, with the expectation of pulling out due to this ???
    Naturally, there is a finish, with such an attack of smoke and burnt wood ...
    This is definitely not a failure. You can swell, BUT! no need to tell how many single malt regulars are there much more interesting than that?

  8. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant aroma, but a failure in taste due to the low percentage of alcohol

  10. SVWRamius scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      80 80


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