Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
William Grant & Sons (WG&S)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label 2015
Bottle code
L2A 6378 2303
Added on
04 Jun 2015 11:53 am by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 25.83

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489 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Monkey Shoulder Batch 27 - Smooth And Rich

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.62 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Overall a good blend for the price. Easy to sip on and equally nice in a cocktail or on the rocks. Value (£21) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Unripe bananas and pears, some mustiness as well. Quite malty, with barley water and hay, probably as it is very spirit driven. A touch of ginger heat.
    • Taste
      Malt notes upfront with vanilla sweetness. The oak spice is noticeable here as well. Slightly too thin but overall a decent palate.
    • Finish
      Medium-short finish. Some sweetness balanced out by bitterness of the oak perhaps.

  2. spxcedxg scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Punktar scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Mine is a slightly different bottle code (L2A 78512510) but this one is the nearest and i won`t add another different bottling...
    For this price an outstanding blended malt! This is a perfect example for the often noticed "daily dram".
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruit, Vanilla and HONEY. Wonderful!
    • Taste
      77 77
      Not as good as i hoped and as promised in my nose. But: This is a complex and (for it`s price) delicious malt. I miss the Honey...
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long and remains me (a little bit) to a single malt from wick...

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Rody024 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Great price/quality ratio! Awesome blend as either an introduction in the world of whisky or as proof that blends are not bad at all, even at this price point.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Barley, honey and caramel
    • Taste
      78 78
      Malt, vanilla, honey, pear and a whiff of oak.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short with some complexity of oakiness and honey.

  7. Kilo1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Harsh whiskey with sweet notes, not worth the attention

  8. Kilo1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Licked whiskey, but nevertheless there are tangible notes of young spirits in it. For me, not remarkable in anything, it is pleasantly drunk but does not sink into the soul.

  9. Malthead19 scored this whisky 66 points Expert Senior

    - is a somewhat curious blended malt, because for me it is very dependent on the situation (sometimes it tastes really sweet and delicious and sometimes an unpleasant alcoholic note appears that is reminiscent of a cheap blend => very reciprocal)
    - if you know the distilleries that are probably in there (Kininvie, Balvenie and Glenfiddich) => unfortunately rather disappointing, could have had a little more depth and aroma
    - very smooth all-day dram, but also a little one-dimensional
    • Nose
      round, floral, young, fresh fruit, banana, honey
    • Taste
      Relatively (alcoholic) strong start for 40%, a bit sprightly touch (but not very unpleasant), one-dimensional, honey and a fruity note recognizable in the beginning, but still quite pleasant to the colleague
    • Finish
      short, slightly sweet finish, short aftertaste

  10. le-roy scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    Wonderfully soft.


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