How Monkey Shoulder gets its name and what does Batch 27 stand for?

Updated: Feb 2

Just wondering where Monkey Shoulder gets its name? I was too, traditional distillation process by hand

Well, in the traditional malt whisky making process, labor-intensive, malted barley is turned by hand by malt men using large heavy malt scoop and as a result, some malt men would develop a strain injury causing their arms to hang low like those of a monkey. This injury was therefore called “monkey shoulder” — the inspiration for Monkey Shoulder’s name.


Monkey Shoulder the original blended malt scotch whisky in Scotland, has no age statement



Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie comes together to make one brand in 27 casks selected by malt master David Stewart. 9 Casks used for each single malt to give one distinctive flavor of Monkey Shoulder. And as the name suggest “Batch 27” with 80 Proof/ 40% stands for combining all those 9 casks used to mature Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Kininvie to make single brand known as Monkey Shoulder from the house of William Grant & Sons.

Monkey Shoulder reviews by Tasting high found the Taste Mellow vanilla with Spicy Hints on the Nose: Zesty Orange, Vanilla Honey & Spiced Oak. Monkey Shoulder has been produced using Speyside's finest Single malt whiskeys.

Monkey Shoulder is available in Maharashtra in the price range of Rs.5850 approx.

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