The name Monkey Shoulder originates from an injury that the maltmen (those that hand turn the grain in a malthouse) would get as it would leave one arm hanging. This blended malt whisky is comprised of three single malt distilleries: Kininvie, Glenfiddich, and The Balvenie. The trio gets acquainted in a tun for three to six months before being bottled on site.
A great blended malt should be more than the sum of its parts. Monkey Shoulder — a blend of the single malts Glenfiddich, Balvenie, and Kinivie — pulls that off in spades. It makes a solid match for ice and a splash of soda, and it’s one of the best damn we've ever had.
- MEN's Journal
[COMPRISED OF MALTED WHISK(E)Y FROM TWO OR MORE DISTILLERIES; AGED IN BARRELS; IF SCOTCH OR IRISH, MUST BE AGED FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS. ]